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Labour Briefing has a new website – please go to > LabourBriefing.org or directly to: labourbriefing.squarespace.com

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President Erdogan Moves Closer to Dictatorship

Our correspondent in Turkey, Tayfun Hatipoğlu, reports on the recent General Election. THE VICTORY OF THE RULING AK PARTY in Turkey’s parliamentary elections on 1 November must be understood in the context of earlier elections on 7 June which removed … Continue reading

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Notes on a Scandal: Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The situation in Lesvos gets bleaker. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive daily. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been asked for months for warming tents on the beach to help children and babies in hypothermic states. Nothing has arrived. … Continue reading

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The Tory motion…and Cameron’s “plan”

The Tory motion…and Cameron’s “plan” That this house notes that ISIL poses a direct threat to the United Kingdom; welcomes United Nations Security Council Resolution 2249 which determines that ISIL constitutes an ‘unprecedented threat to international peace and security’ and … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s 7 Questions to Cameron

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on Syria: “I would like to thank the Prime Minister for providing an advance copy of his remarks. After the despicable and horrific attacks in Paris … Continue reading

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Syria: LP resolution

Syria Emergency Motion at Labour Party Conference Conference notes the evidence of an increased Russian military build-up in Syria; the announcement of talks between US and Russian military leaders aimed at avoiding the risk of clashes in Syria on Friday, … Continue reading

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Our Challenge is our Opportunity!

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN I RECENTLY GAVE A SPEECH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON in which I outlined Labour’s New Economic plan – our long term and sustainable alternative to the Conservatives’ narrow austerity dogma, which risks placing the future health … Continue reading

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All Out to Oldham

Susan Press, Chair Calder Valley CLP (personal capacity), reports on the by-election in Oldham. WITHIN DAYS OF THE SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT of Michael Meacher’s death, only months after winning Oldham West and Royton with a 14,738 majority, the race began for … Continue reading

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December 2015 Issue

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We have Momentum!

Jon Lansman reports on the launch of a new movement to advance Jeremy Corbyn’s agenda both within the Labour Party and beyond. When Jeremy Corbyn entered the race to be Labour’s leader, we didn’t expect to win. From the outset … Continue reading

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