Labour Party: There Will Be No Deselections!

Nick Brown has categorically stated that there is no "hit list" in regard to the deselection of backbench MPs that maybe haven't supported the leader as well as they could have. https://labourlist.org/2018/01/mcdonnell-and-corbyns-enforcer-aim-to-kill-off-rumours-of-backbench-deselections/

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Brexit: Tories Vote to Keep Fundamental Human Rights out of UK Law

Last year the Tories said that we didn't need to worry about this charter of fundamental rights and that they could prove it. Labour however disagrees, suggesting that the subsequent analysis was "woefully inadequate" and tabled a motion to retain the rights following Brexit. The Tories voted it down. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-mps-vote-against-including-european-fundamental-rights-charter-in-uk-law-a8162981.html

Brexit: Starmer Responds to Withdrawal Bill Amendments

Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, responding to the Government’s recent amendments to the EU withdrawal bill, said: “This is a deeply flawed and damaging piece of legislation. The Government’s piecemeal changes are woefully inadequate meaning once again nothing has changed. “There is nothing to address the fundamental … Continue reading Brexit: Starmer Responds to Withdrawal Bill Amendments

Brexit: Breaking Convention

The Aarhus Convention grants the public rights regarding access to information, public participation and access to justice, in governmental decision-making processes on matters concerning the local, national and trans-boundary environment. It focuses on interactions between the public and public authorities. Apparently, the Great Repeal Bill contravenes the rules of the convention. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/09/brexit-bill-may-have-broken-international-environment-law-says-un

Local Labour: Some Dates for January

Tuesday January 9th: It's the Branch meeting where we discuss recent events, look ahead to the all out council elections in May, and consider new policies / amendments. This meeting is open to all members of the Adel & Wharfedale Branch Labour Party and takes place at Adel Methodist Church, starting promptly at 1930. It's … Continue reading Local Labour: Some Dates for January