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Tony Benn, Labour politician, has died

Veteran British Labour Party politican Tony Benn has died at his home, aged 88. He passed away with his family at his bedside.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Michael Gove denies political agenda after removing Labour peer

London - Michael Gove, UK Education Secretary, has denied removing Ofsted boss Baroness Morgan from her post just because "she was Labour."
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Labour Party plan on energy bills wipes £2 billion off shares

Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour Party Conference this week included a promise to freeze energy bills for 20 months if Labour win the next election. It had surprising results, as nearly £2 billion was wiped off the share value of UK energy companies.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

UK's first Muslim MP appointed Governor of Punjab in Pakistan

Glasgow - Mohammad Sarwar, a former Labour Member of Parliament in the UK’s House of Commons is to be appointed Governor of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest state.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Voters in Manchester still unsure of Labour Party policies Special

Manchester - A radio discussion in Manchester today showed that people are still unsure of what alternative policies the Labour Party has to offer.
Digital Journal Report by Iram Ramzan

Labour Party fringe meetings kick start conference in Manchester Special

Manchester - The UK Labour Party started its annual five-day conference on Sunday, under the theme 'rebuilding Britain', in the Northwest city of Manchester.
Digital Journal Report by Iram Ramzan - 3 comments

Surprise British by-election win by Galloway

Bradford - George Galloway, leader of the Respect Party, has won a surprise by-election victory In Bradford, England. The Labour Party, which had held the seat for almost 30 years, finished second.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 11 comments

Kevin Rudd resigns as Australian Foreign Minister

Kevin Rudd has quit his position as Foreign Minister and is now likely to challenge Julia Gillard as Prime Minister of Australia.
In the Media by Richard Milnes

Veteran campaigner slams new body that opposes same-sex marriage

One of the UK’s best-known equality campaigners is hitting out at a right-wing group that campaigns for what it calls traditional marriage.
In the Media by Andrew John

Op-Ed: Campaign groups in last bid to stop UK Welfare Reform Bill

Following Saturday's protests, which successfully brought London to a standstill, focus returns to the House of Commons to stop the Condem government's controversial Welfare Reform Bill
In the Media by Duncan Hall - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Leveson Inquiry - former spin doctor Alastair Campbell testifies

London - Today, Alastair Campbell testified to the Leveson Inquiry. From his demeanour, no unknowing person would have credited him with being one of the people responsible for Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Cameron releases Egypt statement as violent clashes continue

London - Speaking at a subdued Prime Ministers Questions this lunchtime, Prime Minister David Cameron spoke of the events taking place in Egypt and how we should stand by those who simply want freedom.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 5 comments

Op-Ed: European Socialists have a serious credibility problem

Disturbing signs are emerging that the French, British and other European socialist parties are not convincing the people of their countries that they are still a plausible alternative to the right. If they don’t wake up soon they may become irrelevant.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 7 comments

Brothers battle each other to lead Britain’s Labour Party

Two brothers who served in the British government are battling to replace Gordon Brown as the leader of the country’s defeated Labour Party.
In the Media by Andrew John

Former Foreign Secretary to run for Labour leadership in UK

The race has begun to replace Gordon Brown as leader of Britain’s Labour Party after his resignation as both leader and Prime Minister earlier this week.
In the Media by Andrew John

Who will rule Britain? It’s crunch time

It’s crunch time in the battle to decide who rules Britain, after last week’s general election led to a hung parliament.
In the Media by Andrew John

Shun the Tories, leading commentator tells UK Lib Dems

As shuttle diplomacy continues among political parties to determine who will rule Britain, one of the country’s leading economic and political commentators is urging Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to shun the Tories and throw in his lot with Labour.
In the Media by Andrew John

Millions of UK voters go to the polls in tight contest

Britain’s voters are going to the polls today in what could be the closest-run general election in decades. Voting began at 7 o’clock BST this morning, and will end at 10 o’clock this evening.
In the Media by Andrew John - 4 comments

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

UK campaign using Internet to create hung parliament

An Internet campaign using social media such as Twitter and Facebook is being launched in the UK today with the specific intention of preventing any one party from governing the country.
In the Media by Andrew John

Election broadcast features sci-fi Doctor and Doctor’s ‘son’

The UK’s governing Labour Party has turned to the Internet to screen the first party election broadcast of the 2010 campaign, and it has recruited Doctor Who and Doctor Who’s son.
In the Media by Andrew John

Former Labour leader Michael Foot dies

The former UK Labour leader Michael Foot, writer, journalist, MP and campaigner, has died. He was 96 and had been ill for some time.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Chancellor of the Exchequer no darling to taxpayers

Taxpayers beware, here comes that Darling from the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer -- more tax hikes are on the way.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

British Labour party down to 28% in polls

An opinion poll shows that the British Labour party’s support has fallen to 28 percent. This is down four points compared with the previous survey just two weeks ago.
In the Media by Richard James

Tony Blair Wins Re-Election

LONDON – Prime Minister Tony Blair rewrote British political history Thursday to become the first Labour Party leader to win re-election to a second successive full term in power. With 418 of the 659 constituencies reporting, Labour had won 330 seats, .
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff

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