Archive for October, 2013


One Nation: Power, Hope, Community

In a new book published by Labour, eleven newly elected Labour MPs describe what One Nation means to them. It begins with work, family and the local places people live in. It is about having a sense of belonging and community, and a politics that shares power and responsibility with people. And it is about national renewal: ending the living standards crisis, and reforming the state and the market in order to rebuild the economy. With contributions from Rushanara Ali,  Kate Green, Lilian Greenwood, Tristram Hunt, Dan Jarvis, Shabana Mahmood, Catherine McKinnell, Gloria De Piero, Steve Reed, Rachel Reeves and Owen Smith.

Download for free the new book One Nation: Power, Hope, Community. Edited by Rachel Reeves and Owen Smith.

YOUR BRITAIN ONLINE: POLICY REVIEW ONE NATION ECONOMY DOWNLOAD

Posted: October 31, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Policy Review

Labour’s Policy Review is a comprehensive process of discussion looking at every aspect of Labour’s policy in order to support the development of our manifesto for 2015. Through the Policy Review, Labour`s Shadow Cabinet team are looking at how we can create the change needed in our economy and society to achieve fairness even with less money to spend, and to build and economy that works in the interests of working people.

Work produced by the Shadow Cabinet Policy Review teams will feed into Agenda 2015, Labour’s policy development process, through the NPF and Policy Commissions in the same way as submissions received through Your Britain do. You can find documents published as part of the Policy Review below under the appropriate themes.

One Nation Economy

Labour’s Policy Review has published the first of three documents setting out its progress to date on key issues facing Britain.

You can download One Nation Economy by clicking here.


September 19, 2013 12:10 pm

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An interim report into Labour’s relationship with the trade unions has been published today.   The report was written by Lord Collins, a Labour peer and trade unionist. It sets out the scope of Ray Collins’ investigation into Labour’s trade union links ahead of Labour Party Conference in Brighton next week.

The interim report will be discussed at Conference on Sunday. According to Ray Collins’ introduction,

“Ed wants to mend, not end, that relationship with the trade unions.”

However, the report does ask about banning certain activities during selections and there is talk, too, of a spending cap on promotion for those standing in Labour selections. Ray Collins writes:

“One of the principles that will continue to underpin the relationship is a collective engagement with our party, for trade unions. These are hugely important civil society institutions in their own right which, week in and week out, fight for working people.

They have a wealth of experience, knowledge, research and ideas based on their role in the workplace and communities. That is expressed collectively through their organisations and Labour benefits from that rich shared experience. We should not and will not lose that vital contribution. But for too long we have operated with structures which were laid down in a different era.”

In his interim report, Ray Collins stresses the importance of Labour’s roots within the trade union movement and took a pop at the Tories and Liberal Democrats:

“The Conservatives and the Liberals emerged out of elites inside Parliament, origins that still affect their outlook. Labour was formed by working men and women in trade unions and socialist societies outside of Westminster.”

He also confirms that Ed Miliband wants Labour’s selection of a London Mayoral candidate to be a primary:

“Ed has proposed that, for the next London Mayoral election, Labour will use a “primary” to select our candidate. Any Londoner should be eligible to vote in that selection provided they have registered as a supporter of the Labour Party at any time up to the ballot.”

Neither the party nor senior trade unionists have any desire to make Brighton a rolling row about party organisation when it needs to be about what Ed Miliband would do as Prime Minister. ”Policies, not rows”, is said to be the order of the day. Instead the rows – and there will be rows – will come between the end of conference and the “special conference” scheduled for March 1st 2014, at which the final outcome of the Collins Review must be voted on, and – for Ed Miliband’s sale – approved.

So today’s report from Ray Collins is not too controversial. Yet the timing of its release, three days before the Labour peer addresses party conference, means that party reform, organisation and disagreement – rather than policy commitments – may well be what dominates the media coverage around Labour conference between now and then.


Street Democracy - where it should reach - Our Streets!

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-heads-of-state-call-on-eu-to-set-up-state-surveillance-of-intolerant

Street Democracy writes:

Now the people are beginning to wake up with a mass global political awakening or an intellectual revolution, the powers who kill are more paranoid than ever. They will make out protesters are ruthless killers or psychopathic warriors that are a danger to the average citizen.

They demonised the Jewish people, they will demonise the poor, the protester, the very people who question their authority no matter what class they belong too. We are being attacked in a silent war by voracious enemies with immense velocity all done by legalised documentation.

Everything Hitler did was legal.

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Poverty is a formidable weapon being used to control, enslave and incarcerate all political and social power. We are witnessing a corrupt capitalist venture networking to entangle us with legislations beyond reasons, so we have no freedom to even breath.

This is unregulated and unfettered capitalism that is allowed to…

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Reverse Engineering the Illuminati Mind Set

Posted: October 31, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Street Democracy - where it should reach - Our Streets!

http://www.zengardner.com/reverse-engineering-illuminati-mind-set/

Street Democracy writes:

One of the ways to dampen the revolution of knowledge from the ground upwards is by instigating political road blocks for everyone to stumble upon. Make the poor even more poor so their heads are definitely filled with surviving and have not time for anything else.

Their minds are depressed so there is little room for innovation and thoughts free from poverty. The political road blocks then stop the spiritual awakening as you need to clear mind to think. Thinking is important, but the survival of the human race will break through these make shift illuminati iron fists.

The corporatisation of everything is purposely done to remove our freedoms. Everything is connected to a corporation with corporate rules, systems and payment plans. There is no free anymore. Fire is free but we have to pay energy firms to use it. Water is free but we have…

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Vox Political

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The Secretary-in-a-State about Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, has joined Grant Shapps in attacking the BBC with entirely fictitious claims that it has a left-wing bias.

Smith, affectionately known as ‘RTU’ or ‘Returned to Unit’ by this blog because of doubts about his achievements in the Army, is a serial spreader of falsehood, as has been documented here many times.

It seems he missed his true vocation and should have been a farmer; he spreads muck so vigorously.

And this is the case today. The Daily Mail has reported in its usual bombastic style that RTU is angry because the BBC keeps describing his charge on social housing tenants who the government deems to be “under-occupying” their homes as a “bedroom tax”.

His “furious” letter states that the corporation has been misleading viewers because the phrase is “innately politically and indeed factually wrong”.

Oh, is it, Iain?

Let’s…

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As well as sending my letter asking Where Disabled People fit in Labour’s ‘Tough on Welfare’? to Kate Green, I also submitted it as a comment in to Labour.org; I received a reply from the Labour Party today –

Thank you for your email about Labour’s plans for social security reform.

Because of this Government’s economic failure, the next Labour government must start planning now for what will be a very difficult inheritance. David Cameron claims the economy is fixed, but the welfare bill is going up, not down. Long-term unemployment is up; the housing crisis is pushing up housing benefit spending; and the growing number of people earning less than a living wage is costing the taxpayer more in tax credits and other benefits.

One Nation Labour will get welfare spending back under control, but based on our values, not the Tories’ failed approach. That means tackling the underlying problems…

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the void

sanction-sabsA petition posted on the 38 Degrees website late yesterday afternoon and which calls for all benefit sanctions to be scrapped without exceptions has hit almost 2000 signatures already.

The petition – which wasn’t posted by me – uses some of the text from this earlier post discussing the brutal impact of sanctions to benefits which are driving hundreds of thousands of people into destitution.  Tens of thousands of sanctions are handed out every month for the slightest breach of Jobcentre diktats.  Single parents and most people on out of work sickness and disability benefits also face sanctions and this brutal system to soon to be inflicted on low waged part-time workers and people in precarious  self-employment.

A recent report from Citizens Advice warned that sanctions are creating desperate poverty with tragic stories of people going through bins to find food, attempting suicide and becoming ill due to having all…

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jaynelinney

As well as sending my letter asking Where Disabled People fit in Labour’s ‘Tough on Welfare’? to Kate Green, I also submitted it as a comment in to Labour.org; I received a reply from the Labour Party today –

Thank you for your email about Labour’s plans for social security reform.

Because of this Government’s economic failure, the next Labour government must start planning now for what will be a very difficult inheritance. David Cameron claims the economy is fixed, but the welfare bill is going up, not down. Long-term unemployment is up; the housing crisis is pushing up housing benefit spending; and the growing number of people earning less than a living wage is costing the taxpayer more in tax credits and other benefits.

One Nation Labour will get welfare spending back under control, but based on our values, not the Tories’ failed approach. That means tackling the underlying problems…

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Stop the war on the poor.

Posted: October 31, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Social Action 2014

 Stop the war on the poor.

A letter a day to number 10. No 552.

Monday 28 October 2013. Stop the war on the poor.

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona. Not to be missed.

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

Poverty and deprivation are the most inhuman weapons to use against people over which there can be no negotiation and no compromise. In a nation like Britain where money is the means of our survival, withdrawal of benefits through sanctions or any other means is an explicit agreement to murder. This applies to policy makers, those who implement policy (companies, agencies and staff) and…

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