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Brexit campaigners push for a bonfire of regulations (and rights)

07 Dec 2016, by in Politics

MPs from the cross-party Exiting the EU Select Committee today heard evidence on how Brexit could affect the world of work, from the TUC’s Frances O’Grady, CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn and former BCC Director turned Brexit campaigner, John Longworth. We’ve heard a lot of promises in recent months from the PM and minsters that our employment rights…

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Workers’ rights and Brexit: holding the PM to her pledges

05 Oct 2016, by in Politics

Last Friday, I reiterated our key demand of the Government over Brexit: workers must not pay the price for the decision to leave. TUC opinion polling after the referendum showed that whatever people voted for on 23 June, it wasn’t to lose precious rights at work. The TUC and unions – as well as progressive politicians and commentators – have been…

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#MayMonitor: A new campaign to track progress of Theresa May’s government

13 Sep 2016, by in Politics

Theresa May became Prime Minister promising ‘a country that works for everyone’. She committed to fight the ‘burning injustice of inequality’, to support those who are ‘just managing’ but find life hard and to prioritise ‘ordinary working class families’ over the wealthy few. As Parliament returns from the summer recess the Women’s Budget Group launches…

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Article 50: so much for Parliamentary sovereignty!

04 Sep 2016, by in Politics

This week, Theresa May ruled out giving Parliament a vote before Article 50 is triggered. She’s explained her position in terms of respecting the will of the people as expressed in June’s referendum – and the TUC accepts that decision too. But we are still disappointed at her decision – in the name of a…

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Let EU citizens stay – new inquiry launched

16 Aug 2016, by in Politics

I’ve joined a panel set up today by centre-left think tank British Future to look at one of the knottiest problems caused by the Brexit vote in June – what to do when we leave about the EU citizens who are already living and working in the UK? The TUC and CBI have jointly called…

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Electoral system is failing younger voters

25 Jul 2016, by in Politics

There are three particular reasons– apart from the mandate given by Congress – why we need to have this conversation now. First, in 2015 we had the most reactionary government in possibly a hundred years elected with less than 25% of the vote. That cannot be right or good. Second, despite massive and highly creditable…

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Proportional Representation – It’s Time!

22 Jul 2016, by in Politics

I’ve not always been a fan of PR. I grew up in a tribal area where PR was portrayed as inevitably preventing Labour from winning back power. The strongest advocates of PR also seemed to peddle especially self-interested models that benefitted them more than anyone else and didn’t usually even seem very proportional. And compromise…

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