News from 08/2015

31 August 2015

Jeremy for a publicly funded National Health Service

"This is not the NHS that Nye Bevan built," says Jeremy Corbyn, new Labour Leader candidate, who will also ensure that Labour in opposition under his leadership will campaign for a fund to be set up to bail out NHS trusts from PFI which will save an estimated £14 million over the next 23 years.

http://www.independent.co.uk/money/loans-credit/crippling-pfi-deals-leave-britain-222bn-in-debt-10170214.html

 

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28 August 2015

Former Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his party offered hope for the Greek people.

A lot of people decided that someone needed to fight back," explained Isidoros Diakides, the co-chair of the Greek Solidarity Campaign in the UK.and further commented: "They did not have any illusions, that the fight would be easy against the big interest involved, nor was there was any guarantee that they could win,"    Syriza stood up for the demands of the Greek people after years of living in austerity under right-wing governments. Although snap elections have been called for 20 September, Syriza still wants to fight, despite a split in the party.

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UK. Labour Leadership Vote

When is the vote happening? Ballots close on 10th September, with a conference to announce the results two days later.  

Who is running? The current candidates are: Andy Burnham Shadow Health Secretary, MP for Leigh Yvette Cooper Shadow Home Secretary, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Jeremy Corbyn MP for Islington North Liz Kendall Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, MP for Leicester West 

Who will win? Left-leaning Jeremy Corbyn is the bookies' favourite - and has polled well above his rivals.

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25 August 2015

Labour leadership contest:

18 August 2015

Voting is now under way in the Labour leadership election. Ballot papers have started to arrive for the 610,000 supporters eligible to vote. They will choose between the four candidates - Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall and Jeremy Corbyn.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33957538

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UK.Corbymania - The search for a new Labour Party Leader

On Friday 14 August, the Labour Party sent out ballots for its leadership election. Jeremy Corbyn, a member of Parliament from Islington North, is ahead by pretty large margins in some of the polls. Corbyn continues to do well in polls. "Corbynmania," as the British press has dubbed it, is sweeping the UK, with Corbyn's poll numbers remaining steady. He very well might still lose — but no one expected him to be doing this well. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-34001305

 

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24 August 2015

Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2015-results to be announced on Saturday 12 September 2015

The 2015 Labour Party leadership election was formally triggered on 8 May 2015 by the resignation of Ed Miliband as Leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom following the party's defeat at the 2015 general election. Harriet Harman, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, became Acting Leader following Miliband's resignation, but announced that she would stand down after the leadership election.[1]

Four candidates were successfully nominated to stand in the election: Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, and Liz Kendall. The voting process began on Friday 14 August 2015 and will close on Thursday 10 September 2015, with the results…Read

15 August 2015

Greek Prime Minister AlexisTsipras remains hugely popular for standing up to Germany

A hardline faction in his party effectively gave notice it might break away, raising the prospect of Tsipras having to build a new, possibly unstable, coalition. Nonetheless, Tsipras defended his abandonment of election promises he made to austerity: "I do not regret my decision to compromise," he told the parliament in Athens. "We undertook the responsibility to stay alive over choosing suicide."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/14/us-eurozone-greece-idUSKCN0QJ1PR20150814

 

 

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9 August 2015

No alien life on Philae comet

The Guardian’s story “Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists” has been met with scepticism and outright dismissal by leading comet experts.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2015/jul/06/philae-comet-67-could-support-alien-life-scientists-video-report

 

 

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