Labour News

  • Labour representatives boycott vote …
    Labour representatives boycott vote … Reuters - 17 hours ago

    By Georgina Prodhan VIENNA (Reuters) - A vote on a shareholder pact at Telekom Austria between Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim and the Austrian government was boycotted … More »

  • UKIP launches European election campaign …
    UKIP launches European election campaign … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - UKIP launched its campaign for next month's European elections on Tuesday and fended off accusations that its posters were … More »

  • Cardinal Slams 'Alarmist' Immigration …
    Cardinal Slams 'Alarmist' Immigration … Sky News - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A senior church leader has called on politicians to stop using "alarmist and evocative" language in the debate on immigration amid controversy about a UKIP poster … More »

  • Gordon Brown to urge Scots to stick …
    Gordon Brown to urge Scots to stick … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will warn Scots on Tuesday of a pensions "time bomb" in their ageing population as he … More »

  • Exit plan unresolved as Portugal's … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's international lenders started on Tuesday their last evaluation of its performance under its bailout, with further … More »

  • Wage cuts make Spain's recovery …
    Wage cuts make Spain's recovery … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    But her employment does her, and Spain, few favours in the long term. New laws giving companies more flexibility to cut salaries and change contract terms for … More »

  • Gordon Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland …
    Gordon Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland … Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls … More »

  • Cameron-Appointed Quango Chief Resi …
    Cameron-Appointed Quango Chief Resi … Sky News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A businessman appointed by David Cameron to head a £60bn quango has resigned after it was revealed he was declared bankrupt. Tony Caplin was in charge of the … More »

  • Labour warned on credible policies
    Labour warned on credible policies Press Association - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Labour must demonstrate it has credible policies to rebuild and grow the economy if it is to regain power at the next general election, a former senior policy … More »

  • Obama man 'can help Labour win& …
    Obama man 'can help Labour win& … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Labour hopes the recruitment of o ne of US President Barack Obama's top strategists will prepare Ed Miliband's party for a "tough" 2015 general election campaign. … More »

  • UK opposition party hires top Obama …
    UK opposition party hires top Obama … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its … More »

  • Labour Party hires Obama strategist …
    Labour Party hires Obama strategist … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Labour Party has hired David Axelrod, the U.S. strategist who helped President Barack Obama win two presidential terms, to … More »

  • Axelrod Role Is 'Seriously Bad News …
    Axelrod Role Is 'Seriously Bad News … Sky News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The man credited with masterminding Barack Obama's back-to-back presidential victories will play a key role in Ed Miliband's General Election campaign. David … More »

  • Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges …
    Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo … More »

  • Labour hires Obama election strateg …
    Labour hires Obama election strateg … AFP - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Labour in the run up to next year's general … More »

  • Bus subsidies cut 'by up to 55% …
    Bus subsidies cut 'by up to 55% … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bus subsidies across England have been slashed by as much as 55% by councils, according to figures uncovered by Labour. … More »

  • Labour recruits Obama strategist
    Labour recruits Obama strategist Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    One of US President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband's bid for Downing Street in next year's … More »

  • Tube Workers Set To Strike For Five …
    Tube Workers Set To Strike For Five … Sky News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Tube workers in London are to take five days of strike action in the coming weeks over ticket office closures. Members of the RMT union will walk out from 9pm on … More »

  • MP Mitchell Announces Retirement On …
    MP Mitchell Announces Retirement On … Sky News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell has announced his plans to step down in an eight-minute YouTube video titled "so long, it's good knowing you". In the footage … More »

  • China's workforce: smaller, more …
    China's workforce: smaller, more … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks. The number of strikes so far this year is up by close to a third … More »

  • Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the …
    Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Persistently low inflation poses a more immediate threat to the U.S. economy than rising prices, Federal Reserve Chair … More »

  • Ed Balls Facing Police Probe Over Car …
    Ed Balls Facing Police Probe Over Car … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Ed Balls is facing a police investigation after hitting a car and driving off without reporting it. The shadow chancellor was leaving the Labour rooms in Morley … More »

  • Police probe Balls car collision
    Police probe Balls car collision Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Police have launched an investigation into how shadow chancellor Ed Balls drove off after colliding with a parked car without informing the owner. … More »

  • UK inflation hits new four-year low, …
    UK inflation hits new four-year low, … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the data showed his coalition government policies were bringing greater economic security, and his civil servants … More »

  • Army women 'fearful of complain …
    Army women 'fearful of complain … Press Association - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A "climate of fear" within the British Army means female service personnel are too "terrified" to come forward with formal harassment complaints against their … More »

  • Labour bounces back after post-Budget …
    Labour bounces back after post-Budget … Politics.co.uk - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Labour has rebuilt its lead over the Tories following a post-Budget poll bounce, with the party now five points ahead. … More »

  • China convicts hospital workers after … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By John Ruwitch GUANGZHOU (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted 12 hospital security guards of "disturbing social order" after staging a labour protest … More »

  • Clegg Demands Iraq Inquiry Report Is …
    Clegg Demands Iraq Inquiry Report Is … Sky News - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for the publication of the long-delayed Iraq Inquiry report, stressing the need for lessons to be learned and to … More »

  • Rio workers vote to remain on strike …
    Rio workers vote to remain on strike … Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games voted on Monday to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the International Olympic … More »

  • Olympics-Rio workers vote to remain … Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games voted on Monday to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the International Olympic … More »