Leonard's drive for Unionst credentials prompts criticism from key allies
The Scottish party leader has used Labour’s 2018 conference to promote his anti-independence credentials
RICHARD LEONARD has been accused by some in his own supporter base of abandoning Labour’s support for Scottish self-determination after an apparent drive to promote his unionist credentials, rhetoric one respected activist said is based on a false assumption.
Home secretary to consider tough action on foreign workers and students
Home secretary announces that she will consider tough control on foreign students and workers as a way of controlling migration, reports David Thomson from the Conservative conference in Birmingham
THE home secretary has announced plans to reduce net migration to the “tens of thousands” during an address to the Conservative Party conference.
Amber Rudd told delegates in Birmingham that she will focus on tightening controls on foreign students and workers as a way to “control migration”.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations joins growing calls for Public Land Value Capture
Similar calls have also been made by Labour, the Scottish Greens and Common Weal
THE SCOTTISH FEDERATION OF HOUSING Associations (SFHA) has joined a growing number of political parties and organisations calling for the Scottish Government to make provisions for the transfer of land at its current value, rather than an estimated future price.
Watch: Bernie Sanders hails Corbyn as a fellow challenger to inequality
Former Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders gives the thumbs up Corbyn a week ahead of election day
IT APPEARS THAT EVEN JEREMY CORBYN is ‘feeling the Bern’. The UK Labour party leader has received an important boost from the Vermont senator and leading American progressive Bernie Sanders, who faced off against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic party primaries last year.
At the Brighton Festival, yesterday (Thursday 1 June), he praised Jeremy Corbyn for going “to the grassroots” to transform his party ahead of the UK General Election on 8 June.
It's a "fantasy" that Britain has moved to the left, says potential Labour leader Liz Kendall
Leadership candidate seeks to distance herself from Ed Miliband and the trade unions
LIZ KENDALL has said that Labour must ditch the "fantasy" that Britain has swung to the left, as she backed increased defence spending, free schools and PS9,000 tuition fees.
The second favourite in the race to succeed Ed Miliband made the comments to journalists in a clear sign she wants to be seen as the 'moderniser' in the contest.
The Leicester West MP also hit out at the influence of trade unions in the contest.
"The leader of the Scottish Labour Party will not be in charge of the UK budget" - Chuka Umunna slams Jim Murphy
Ed Balls, Ed Miliband and Chuka Umanna all back Labour austerity on manifesto launch
SHADOW Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has piled further misery on Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy by repeating Ed Balls statement earlier on Monday that there will be cuts to the Scottish budget under Labour, and cuts "not just in the first financial year but in the following financial years".
Umunna was asked repeatedly by interviewer Andrew Neil on the BBC Daily Politics Show whether Jim Murphy was wrong to say "there are no need for any further cuts after 2015/16".
Analysis: What exactly is 'the Vow plus'?
Confusion reigns over what Murphy and Brown's 'the Vow plus' really means. Analysis by Ben Wray.
JIM Murphy and Gordon Brown outlined 'the Vow plus' in a speech earlier today. Confusion has since reigned - is the Vow plus the promise of extra powers above and beyond what was agreed in the Smith Agreement between the five main parties, or is it the way in which a Labour Government in Westminster and a Labour Government in Holyrood will apply the devolved powers of Smith?