Labour News

  • Tunisia Shooting: Labour Candidate Blasted …
    Tunisia Shooting: Labour Candidate Blasted … Yahoo News - 22 hours ago

    A Labour Party member who stood as a parliamentary candidate in the General Election has been blasted for taking a selfie at the site of the Tunisia beach massacre. … More »

  • Ageing UK peer to be prosecuted for …
    Ageing UK peer to be prosecuted for … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    British prosecutors said on Monday an ageing member of the House of Lords would now face criminal action over accusations of serious historical child sex crimes … More »

  • Bubba Watson, Casey in playoff at PGA …
    Bubba Watson, Casey in playoff at PGA … Reuters - Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    (Reuters) - Bubba Watson and Paul Casey headed into a playoff at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Sunday. American Watson (67) and Englishman Casey (65) … More »

  • U.S. jobs, rates eyed as Greek zero …
    U.S. jobs, rates eyed as Greek zero … Reuters - Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    By Catherine Evans LONDON (Reuters) - Zero hour comes for Greece on Tuesday, when Athens will either repay 1.6 billion euros ($1.79 billion) to the International … More »

  • Ferrari And Guns Seized In Traveller …
    Ferrari And Guns Seized In Traveller … Sky News - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A £166,000 Ferrari, cash, guns and swords were seized by police during a series of dawn raids targeting organised criminality in the traveller community. Senior … More »

  • Robust U.S. consumer spending buoys …
    Robust U.S. consumer spending buoys … Reuters - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years in May on strong demand for automobiles and other … More »

  • Kendall vows drive for living wage
    Kendall vows drive for living wage Press Association - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall has pledged to give the Low Pay Commission powers to increase take-up of the living wage. … More »

  • Swiss look to chief negotiator to break … Reuters - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Switzerland said on Wednesday it would appoint a chief negotiator to discuss a host of issues between the Alpine nation and the European Union in a bid to break a … More »

  • U.S. economy contracts mildly in first …
    U.S. economy contracts mildly in first … Reuters - Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    A steadily firming economy could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. A fairly stronger pace of consumer spending and inventory … More »

  • Police in Geneva guard U.N. investigators … Reuters - Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss police were guarding three U.N. investigators into Eritrea's human rights record in Geneva on Wednesday after a top official … More »

  • UK R&D spend 'trailing competit …
    UK R&D spend 'trailing competit … Press Association - Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The UK must reverse the erosion of its capacity to technologically innovate or be "condemned to continue" on a trajectory of low growth, poor trade performance and … More »

  • Milburn takes Labour campaign apart
    Milburn takes Labour campaign apart Press Association - Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Labour suffered an epic and emphatic defeat at the general election because it had the wrong leader and the wrong approach, according to former Cabinet minister … More »

  • BoE's Weale says jobs market 'fizzing', … Reuters - Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Britain's labour market is "fizzing away nicely" and wages are growing faster than expected, Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said in an interview with the … More »

  • Labour bid to rebuild business ties
    Labour bid to rebuild business ties Press Association - Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Labour is mounting a concerted campaign to rebuild relations with business in the wake of the party's shattering general election defeat. … More »

  • North Korea gives South Korea "spies" … Reuters - Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's highest court on Tuesday sentenced two South Koreans accused of spying to hard labour for life, its … More »

  • South Africa's Amplats: job cuts … Reuters - Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The world's No. 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum plans to overhaul a number of its South African mines to make them more profitable in the face of … More »

  • MP 'urged Miliband to axe Janne …
    MP 'urged Miliband to axe Janne … Press Association - Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    A Labour MP has told how he urged Ed Miliband to kick Lord Janner out of the party last year after police told him of "stomach churning" abuse allegations against … More »

  • BoE's Cunliffe sees UK's reserve … Reuters - Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Britain's reserve of spare labour is running out, which should help to boost poor British productivity growth as companies focus increasingly on less … More »

  • Any Greece deal must be in line with … Reuters - Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    (Reuters) - Any deal Greece signs with its creditors to avoid default must be in line with the pledges the ruling party were elected on in January and also include … More »

  • Rowntree backs Kendall for leader
    Rowntree backs Kendall for leader Press Association - Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Blur drummer and former parliamentary candidate Dave Rowntree has backed Liz Kendall to be the Labour Party's next leader. … More »

  • Thousands March In Anti-Austerity P …
    Thousands March In Anti-Austerity P … Sky News - Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Tens of thousands of people have marched across the country in demonstrations against austerity and spending cuts. Singer Charlotte Church and comedian Russell … More »

  • Protesters throng London to oppose new …
    Protesters throng London to oppose new … Reuters - Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain's parliament on Saturday to demonstrate against the … More »

  • Labour leader rivals dig by Kendall
    Labour leader rivals dig by Kendall Press Association - Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Liz Kendall has delivered a thinly-veiled swipe at Labour leadership rivals Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper, warning that the party will lose if it goes for someone … More »

  • Fruits of their labour: China shows …
    Fruits of their labour: China shows … Reuters - Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    A Chinese website has published photographs from one of the reefs under China's control in the disputed South China Sea showing female sailors posing on ocean … More »

  • Aslef backs Corbyn to lead Labour
    Aslef backs Corbyn to lead Labour Press Association - Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The train drivers' union is backing Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of the Labour Party. … More »

  • Johnson to lead 'in' campai …
    Johnson to lead 'in' campai … Press Association - Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Former home secretary Alan Johnson will lead Labour's campaign to stay in the European Union. … More »

  • MP: Votes For 16-Year-Olds Raises Sex …
    MP: Votes For 16-Year-Olds Raises Sex … Sky News - Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Giving 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote will make them vulnerable to sexual predators, according to a veteran Labour MP. Barry Sheerman warned that the voting … More »

  • Hillier to chair key MPs' commi …
    Hillier to chair key MPs' commi … Press Association - Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    The powerful Public Accounts Committee will be headed by Labour former minister Meg Hillier, Speaker John Bercow has announced alongside the results of all the … More »

  • Duo back Labour leadership changes
    Duo back Labour leadership changes Press Association - Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Labour leadership contenders Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall have said they will change the party rules in order to make it easer for MPs to get rid of a failing … More »

  • Fed says U.S. economy strong enough …
    Fed says U.S. economy strong enough … Reuters - Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    By Howard Schneider and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is growing moderately after a winter swoon and likely strong enough to support an … More »