Police launch probe into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within Labour Party

A criminal investigation has been launched into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party, the Metropolitan police have confirmed after receiving a complaint in September. Cressida Dick, the Met Police chief, has told the BBC officers are now examining online material because it appears “there may have been a crime committed.” The Guardian reports […]

America is pushing the labour market to its limits

BY MANY measures, America’s economy is powering ahead. GDP is on track to grow at around 3% this year, and the unemployment rate is an impressively low 3.9%. For President Donald Trump, it is an unmissable opportunity to gloat. On September 10th he described the economy as “soooo good” and “perhaps the best in our […]

BBC News: 'Can I just answer that?' Labour MP Frank Field in clash over Jeremy Corbyn

McGovern, 36, was interviewing former Labour MP for Birkenhead Frank Field, 76, over his exit from the Labour Party on BBC Breakfast. A Labour spokesperson had told the BBC show Jeremy Corbyn “thanked Mr Field for his service to the party”, which led Steph to ask: “You’ve been a Labour MP for over 40 years, […]

'Do not interrupt me!' Redwood delivers SHARP reply during Brexit spat with Labour MP

John Redwood snapped at the Labour MP, Rupa Huq, and told her to not interrupt him as he spoke during a Brexit debate. The pair were discussing the implications of the UK leaving the EU with no-deal, before the Brexit Secretary outlined Britain’s no-deal preparation during a key speech later on Thursday. Speaking on Good […]

Labour will lose a big chunk of voters if it doesn’t oppose Brexit, a new poll finds

Rob Stothard / Stringer / Getty Images Labour will lose a big chunk of support if it doesn’t oppose Brexit.  If there was an election before Brexit, just 19% of people would vote for Labour if it doesn’t oppose Britain’s EU exit, while the Conservatives would be 9 percentage points ahead, a YouGov poll has […]

ITV Good Morning Britain: John Prescott demands CHANGE in Labour as Corbyn faces the brink

As Jeremy Corbyn apologised this morning for his party’s handling of anti-semitism, former Labour MP John Prescott agreed the debacle had been “badly handled”. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said: “I don’t think we have handled the matter sufficiently. “Both through the executive and the PLP. We have real problems at the moment… but […]

Hard-up Blairite Labour group resorts to hiring unpaid staff

Progress, the Blairite Labour-supporting organization, is advertising for “volunteers” to fill its job vacancies, in a sign that a severe lack of funding is beginning to bite for the consistent Corbyn critics. Listed on its job vacancies page are three unpaid roles; events, social media and sub-editor, with job specifications that intimate that such positions […]

Labour laws in 104 countries reserve some jobs for men only

EVEN as rich countries seek to rid workplaces of subtle gender bias, in many developing ones discrimination remains overt. According to the World Bank, women are barred from certain jobs in 104 countries (see map). “Gender equality in labour law is associated with more women working and earning more relative to men,” says Sarah Iqbal […]