David Cameron’s stance on Europe has come repeatedly under fire recently. Yesterday, Left Foot Forward reported on both business leaders and Ireland having criticised Cameron’s wish to renegotiate terms with the EU. Business leaders criticised the tenacity of his beliefs, saying that whilst they agreed on the need for some reform (for example, on the [...]
With 25 of the European Union’s 27 states agreeing to join a fiscal treaty, more questions are being asked about what exactly David Cameron’s EU veto achieved.
Ed Jacobs covers the SNPs calls for Osborne to move away from strict austerity, both for Scotland and nationwide.
Ed Jacobs examines Douglas Alexander’s speech to Scotland today, and looks at the effect the boundary review will have on Scottish representation.
Ed Jacobs writes about the West’s responsibility to protect religious freedom following the Arab Spring.
Alex Hern reports on shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander’s RUSI speech today, in which he laid out how British foreign policy should respond to the Arab Spring.
The head of the Royal Navy sparked debate over the sustainability of British operations in Libya today, saying the government must make “challenging decisions”
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Progress invites you to its annual conference, where a range of speakers will discuss the state of the Labour party, policies and the political challenges ahead.
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Douglas Alexander, in an interview with Progress, warns Labour that the real task is not just to capitalise on the Lib Dems’ travails, but to beat the Tories.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Douglas Alexander gave a speech to Demos today in which he acknowledged Labour’s mistakes in communicating their response to the recession and criticised Conservative attempts to portray the opposition as hoping for a double dip recession. He explained that Labour had made the right decisions during the economic crisis by preventing a recession from becoming a depression.