Labour News

  • Bank of Italy urges Renzi to continue …
    Bank of Italy urges Renzi to continue … Reuters - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Italy's central bank backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's calls for more fiscal flexibility on Tuesday, but also pointed to long-standing problems in the economy … More »

  • Chuka Umunna Backs Liz Kendall For  …
    Chuka Umunna Backs Liz Kendall For  … Sky News - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Former Labour leadership favourite Chuka Umunna has backed Liz Kendall, saying she could move the party "beyond our comfort zone". Mr Umunna, who announced his own … More »

  • Umunna backs Kendall in leader race
    Umunna backs Kendall in leader race Press Association - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall has won the backing of former bookies' favourite Chuka Umunna. … More »

  • Cooper wants free childcare for all
    Cooper wants free childcare for all Press Association - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has said her party needs to revolutionise the way it supports families by offering free childcare for all. … More »

  • Ethnic Minority Votes Helped Cameron …
    Ethnic Minority Votes Helped Cameron … Sky News - Mon, May 25, 2015

    A Conservative strategy to target Hindu and Sikh voters may have helped David Cameron to sweep into power. According to new research, over one million ethnic … More »

  • Dull Labour 'worse than Foot er …
    Dull Labour 'worse than Foot er … Press Association - Mon, May 25, 2015

    Labour could "dwindle to a very small numbers of MPs" if the party does not adopt radical change, a former minister has said. … More »

  • Labour Party U-Turn Over EU Referen …
    Labour Party U-Turn Over EU Referen … Sky News - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Labour has dropped its opposition to a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Before his general election defeat, Ed Miliband, as party leader, … More »

  • Britain's opposition Labour Party …
    Britain's opposition Labour Party … Reuters - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017, … More »

  • UK's Labour Party says it won't … Associated Press - Sun, May 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party says it won't try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union. … More »

  • Analysis - The European centre-left's …
    Analysis - The European centre-left's … Reuters - Sun, May 24, 2015

    By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A crushing election defeat for Britain's Labour party has laid bare the dilemma facing Europe's centre-left. Now they do -- to … More »

  • Labour to back EU referendum bill
    Labour to back EU referendum bill AFP - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Labour will support Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the … More »

  • Prescott backs Burnham for leader
    Prescott backs Burnham for leader Press Association - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has thrown his weight behind Andy Burnham in the race to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader. … More »

  • Stocks dip, bonds fall as CPI keeps …
    Stocks dip, bonds fall as CPI keeps … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets dipped but remained near record highs on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she … More »

  • Balls 'won't dash back to p …
    Balls 'won't dash back to p … Press Association - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Ed Balls will not be "dashing back" to frontline politics and will not play a role in his wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign. … More »

  • Eyeing competitiveness, Nordics debate …
    Eyeing competitiveness, Nordics debate … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Balazs Koranyi and Daniel Dickson OSLO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nordic nations are the tops when it comes to gender equality, according to the World Economic … More »

  • German lower house passes law to curb … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's lower house of parliament passed a law on Friday to limit the power of smaller unions, whose strikes have paralysed … More »

  • BoE's Shafik sees 'encouraging' …
    BoE's Shafik sees 'encouraging' … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said on Friday she saw "encouraging" signs from wage and labour market data, and that the causes of Britain's … More »

  • Nationwide predicts higher house prices …
    Nationwide predicts higher house prices … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Nationwide's Chief Executive Graham Beale said he expected Britain's housing market to be stronger this year after the UK's … More »

  • Nationwide CEO sees stronger UK housing … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Nationwide's Chief Executive Graham Beale said he expects Britain's housing market to be stronger this year than it was in 2014. Beale said a number of factors, … More »

  • Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras meet in …
    Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras meet in … Reuters - Thu, May 21, 2015

    By Renee Maltezou and Andreas Rinke RIGA (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks late on Thursday with Greek … More »

  • Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall …
    Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall … Reuters - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour Party should campaign to stop the country's possible exit from the European Union under any circumstances, said Liz Kendall, one of the … More »

  • Fed officials see June rate hike as …
    Fed officials see June rate hike as … Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to hike interest rates in June even though … More »

  • Profits Soar At Energy Firm SSE After …
    Profits Soar At Energy Firm SSE After … Sky News - Wed, May 20, 2015

    The firm's annual results report said the huge rise in earnings "followed an increase in household electricity and gas tariffs in November 2013". "With the threat … More »

  • EU's Moscovici - Greek deal doable … Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015

    PARIS (Reuters) - It is possible to reach a deal on Greece in the coming weeks but it will depend on the degree of political will as there are still big gaps in the … More »

  • Hunt Rules Out Leadership Run: Backs …
    Hunt Rules Out Leadership Run: Backs … Sky News - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has ruled out a bid for Labour leadership instead announcing he will back Liz Kendall. In a speech at think-tank Demos, … More »

  • Hunt backs Kendall leadership bid
    Hunt backs Kendall leadership bid Press Association - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Tristram Hunt has urged MPs to back Liz Kendall as Labour's next leader, as he ruled out standing with a warning that the "disproportionate" influence of trade … More »

  • Greece proposes imposing bank transaction …
    Greece proposes imposing bank transaction … Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Greece has proposed imposing a levy on certain bank transactions to raise revenues to meet fiscal targets during negotiations with European Union and the … More »

  • An apartheid legacy, South Africa's …
    An apartheid legacy, South Africa's … Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Kenichi Serino & Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Musa Nkabinde knew no-one in Johannesburg when he came looking for work five years ago, but the … More »

  • Labour wrong on business - Cooper
    Labour wrong on business - Cooper Press Association - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has hit out at Ed Miliband for allowing the party to appear to be "anti-business, anti-growth and ultimately anti-worker". … More »

  • Cooper Criticises Labour As 'An …
    Cooper Criticises Labour As 'An … Sky News - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has said that her party needs to reset its relationship with business. The Shadow Home Secretary said that the party's … More »