All articles by: Chris McLaughlin

Thousands take to the streets

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Chris McLaughlin

In their tens of thousands, teachers, lawyers, nurses, trade unionists, parents and the increasingly dispossessed marched through London and Glasgow under the banner “End Austerity Now”. Similar protests have been …

Harman unveils her frontbench team

Published: May 15, 2015
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Labour’s interim leader Harriet Harman has moved to close gaps in the party’s frontbench while announcing that she will not be standing again for the deputy position.

Fight to keep Co-op link

Published: May 2, 2015
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The Labour Party has joined a campaign to retain the political link between the Co-op Party and its financial backer the retailing Co-op Group.

Members back Co-op shake-up

Published: September 5, 2014
Written by Chris McLaughlin

A battle for management control of the troubled Co-op Group has begun in the wake of the successful backing by members for a radical shake-up of the mutual’s structure.

Ed achieves ‘turning point’

Published: July 25, 2014
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Ed Miliband has achieved “ a turning point in the history of the Labour Party” with a manifesto blueprint which combines continued austerity cuts with zero-cost radicalism.

Orwell museum

Published: July 12, 2014
Written by Chris McLaughlin

George Orwell’s birthplace is set to become a museum in his honour. According to reports from Delhi, conservationists have started work on a dilapidated bungalow in which the author and …

Ex-defence chiefs back Trident

Published: July 12, 2014
Written by Chris McLaughlin

A three-year study by former defence chiefs has concluded that Britain’s Trident nuclear missile system should be updated and renewed wholesale from 2016.

Election commentary

Published: May 23, 2014
Written by Chris McLaughlin

All eyes were on UKIP’s electoral storming of the European elections. Yet its inroads into town halls in the local elections should have come as no surprise

Chilcot to hear Iraq transcripts

Published: January 10, 2014
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Transcripts of conversations between Tony Blair and President George W Bush are to be made available to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war amid allegations that the former Prime …