IDS resigns as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

19 March, 2016

We welcome his decision to go, as he draws to attention the failure of the Conservative Government to keep up the pretence that ‘we are all in this together.’ The Tory budget is unravelling before our eyes. Hitting the most vulnerable in our country at the same time as tax cuts are made for the […]

The NHS is NOT safe in Tory hands

27 February, 2016

Less than a year ago David Cameron proclaimed his government’s support for the NHS. Yet the beleaguered Jeremy Hunt seems to be bent on creating the conditions to show contempt for those working in the NHS. There is nothing that embodies the spirit of one nation coming together – nothing that working people depend on […]

IDS: unlawful, unrepentant, incompetent

4 February, 2016

The pressure has been mounting on Iain Duncan Smith as further examples of his incompetence and lack of compassion are exposed by the courts. Bedroom Tax The Court of Appeal declared his bedroom tax unlawful due to its impact on vulnerable individuals on 27 January 2016. Judges ruled that in two cases – the victim […]

Back on the air …

4 February, 2016

… after an enforced break due to some updating of our server and a mild cold due to the recent cold/warm weather! We welcome comments.

Welcome to New members and Supporters

30 October, 2015

Our numbers have increased dramatically and we are trying to make contact with you all. We have started to make contact with all new members by telephone. There is lots to do in preparation for the Mayoral and GLA elections in May 2016. If you can help in any way, such as by delivering leaflets, […]

Responsible Economic Policy

23 September, 2015

From our Economics Correspondent With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader, there is an opportunity for new debate within the Party and the country. Nothing will be more important than economic policy. So, now is the time to introduce new ideas to contribute to that debate. This post introduces a few links drawn […]

Tories to sell off local affordable houses!

24 August, 2015

Under the Conservative government’s new proposals to extend the right-to-buy policy to housing association properties, 16,119 affordable homes across Waltham Forest are at risk of being sold off, and there are no guarantees that any new homes will be built to replace them. Housing associations will need to be compensated for the loss of the […]

What the Tories are getting away with!

11 August, 2015

While Labour focusses on electing a new leader and deputy, the Tory Government have been pushing through unpopular, damaging measures, and abandoning a few policies. Cutting Tax Credits: The Tories have slashed tax credits in an ideological drive to reduce the Welfare State. George Osborne is limiting child tax credit to just the first two […]

Labour Leadership nominations result

29 July, 2015

At our nomination meeting held on 27 July 2015 Jeremy Corbyn narrowly topped the poll for our nomination for Leader, narrowly beating Yvette Cooper into second place. The Deputy Leader nomination was won by Tom Watson with only a few votes to spare over local Walthamstow MP, Stella Creasy. There was no sign of a […]

Summer Budget: A Con Trick by a Con Government

14 July, 2015

from our parliamentary correspondent George Osborne has said his Summer Budget offers the country a “new contract”. As with all contracts, it is best to read the small print. The announcement of a National Living Wage of £9 an hour by 2020 is motivated by a cynical attempt to outflank Labour, not a desire to […]

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