prioritising the needs of the poor and the human rights of all, at home & abroad
Fighting for a democratic economy
The banking crisis of 2008 met with a swift response by the Labour Government, and by taking the banks into public ownership, many jobs were saved. We avoided a deep recession such as the one in the 1980s when the Tory Government slashed spending and cut services and jobs, resulting in millions...
Labour’s “Building Schools for the Future” programme is visible in Islington: • Every school in Islington now has more teachers, more support workers, more computers, better play spaces and better results than ten years ago.
Arguing for a radically different international policy
I have always campaigned against neo-colonial wars that are fought for resources on the pretence of fighting for human rights. We need an understanding of our past and our role in the making of the conflicts today, whether it be the Sykes-Picot Agreement or our interventions in the Middle East...
08 DEC 14
EDM 609: Bahrain BaseFiled under: Early Day Motions (EDM), Bahrain
That this House is appalled that Britain has signed an agreement with the government of Bahrain to establish a permanent military base at Port Mina Salman in Bahrain; believes that this announcement will be deeply upsetting to all those who have suffered human rights abuses by the government of...
17 MAR 15
Speech: Shaker AamerFiled under: Speech
Jeremy Corbyn: I am pleased to be a signatory to the motion, along with colleagues from all parties. I draw attention to the fact that the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) cannot be in the Chamber because he is engaged in other parliamentary business. It is only right to record...
11 FEB 04
This week, President Uribe of Colombia is on a visit to Europe, including an address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg where he met protests yesterday. The protests were quite rightly expressing dismay that the President should be afforded this prestigious platform whilst abuses of Human...
01 DEC 08
The Congo’s existence within its current borders is solely down to the colonial adventures of former Belgian King Leopold in the 19th century, and the imperialist proceedings of the Congress of Berlin in 1884 which carved up Africa for the benefit of European states. No African was represented at...