Category Archives: Politics

UK auto industry shuts down: government needs to step in to support workers, and fast, as Coronavirus hits

By Professor David Bailey, is Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe, Professor of Business Economics at the Birmingham Business School and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Brexit Studies March 19th 2020 (updated) With JLR confirming it will … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need measures equal to the economic and public health emergencies upon us”

Responding to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package of support for businesses announced this evening (Tuesday, 17th March) and the prime minister’s pledge to do `whatever it takes’ to support people and jobs through the corona virus crisis, the head of the UK’s leading union, Unite, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Premiere of ‘Wapping – The Workers Story’

The Yorkshire premiere of the film “Wapping – the Workers’ Story” – see flyer below. Although the event is free, space is limited, so please do book by clicking here.

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The Maverick Advisers Running Britain – Brilliant Article By Harry Lambert

Under Boris Johnson, parliament has been silenced and an inner circle of power-brokers are driving Downing Street’s agenda. Who are they? By Harry Lambert of the New Statesman On Sunday 26 June 2016, at 11.18am, Dominic Cummings sent an email … Continue reading

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Media North Meeting: UK and UK Care Perspectives

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Assessing UK Trade Policy Readiness By David Henig

This is an excellent research/article by David Henig (@davidhenigUK) UK director of the European Centre For International Political Economy an independent policy think tank dedicated to trade and international economic policy issues (@ecipe) sets out the difficulties ahead for the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist

Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in the labour movement, McCluskey looks at the history of the trade unions, what they do and how they give a voice to working people, as democratic organisations. He considers the changing … Continue reading

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It’s The Media, Stupid! Policies For Media Reform Conference

It’s The Media, Stupid! Post Election Policies For  Media Reform Henry Moore Room, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Saturday 8 February, 11.00am – 5.00pm PROGRAMME 10.15-11.00 – Registration Coffee, tea and biscuits 11.00-12.00 – The Media and the … Continue reading

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Labour Will Be On The Side Of Workers – Laura Pidcock MP

By Laura Pidcock Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights “So many people’s working lives are dominated by low pay, insecurity and powerlessness. It is a sign of this broken system that many people – and not just the lowest … Continue reading

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For A Europe With A Future – by Wolfgang Lemb

Excellent book edited by my comrade Wolfgang Lemb of the IG Metall trade union in Germany. Available on some book sellers sites. “One thing is increasingly obvious since the European Elections of May 2019: The centrifugal forces within the EU … Continue reading

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