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Owen calls for public railway

24 September 2013

The columnist, agitator and author Owen Jones has called on the Labour Party to put the public ownership of the railway in its manifesto when the country goes to the polls in 2015. Speaking at the Tribune Rally in the Paganini Room at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, he...

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Katy calls for public commitment

24 September 2013

Katy Clark, the Labour MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, has called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to have the courage to renationalise the railways. Even if he prefers to use another word or phrase. Welcoming much of what Ed said in his leader’s speech to the party conference in...

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Birmingham Post

23 September 2013

The Birmingham Post reports this morning that ASLEF is calling for a not-for-profit organisation to run HS2 if Labour is returned to government in 2015. The piece in the Post says: Labour should consider allowing a not-for-profit organisation to run the HS2 high speed rail project if the party takes...

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Maria sparkles

23 September 2013

Maria Eagle was in sparkling form at the Campaign for Better Transport fringe meeting at the Grand Hotel on Sunday night. At the end, as she got up to go to speak at the Progress Rally at the Odeon cinema next door, Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign, and...

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Conference lift off

22 September 2013

Tosh McDonald, ASLEF's executive committee member for District 4, gave a barnstorming speech at the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy's fringe meeting in the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton on Sunday night. Michael Meacher, Labour MP for Oldham West & Royton, who was sitting next to Tosh on the platform,...

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