prioritising the needs of the poor and the human rights of all
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...
17 APR 15
Conservative proposal to extend Right to Buy to Housing AssociationsFiled under: the vulnerable
In our borough housing is the most serious issue, wherein to buy a property is totally out of the reach of most people, as the prices of flats start at about £300,000 and move upwards. Those living in overcrowded flats provided by either the Council or Housing Associations, desperately want to...
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...