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Rachel Reeves said it was “outrageous” that Lord Freud, who suggested that some disabled workers were “not worth” the minimum wage, was still in his post as Welfare Reform minister. “I think it is pretty outrageous really that you have g... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said today's fall in overall unemployment was welcome, but working people were continuing to see pay fall far behind the cost-of-living. "It's really good news that unemployment is falling... but we also need to do more to ... Continue to article
Labour press release Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to today’s Labour Market Statistics, said: “Today’s fall in overall unemployment is welcome, but the new figures show working people are co... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Government ministers have admitted in a series of parliamentary answers that Universal Credit could cost an additional £1.25 billion. The figures were revealed in parliamentary answers to shadow Work and Pens... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves’ interview on BBC Daily Politics may have been excruciating at times, but was it the ‘car crash’ that the Tories are claiming? Continue to article
Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, in a speech to Labour’s Annual Conference 2014 in Manchester, said: Just think conference, it could be less than a year left for the Bedroom Tax. Because the very first thing ... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves has attacked her Government counterpart Iain Duncan Smith in her speech at conference, saying that “everything he touches turns into a complete and utter shambles”. The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary also said she had ... Continue to article
Labour will not fund capital projects through extra borrowing, Ed Balls has announced. The Shadow Chancellor had previously ruled out any uncosted commitments to current spending. But in his keynote speech to Labour’s conference today... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said a Labour government would not take on any additional borrowing in the next parliament, and they would pay down the debt “as soon as possible within the next parliament”. “What Ed said in his speech, this is an importan... Continue to article
INTRODUCTION Twenty years ago, starting at this Labour conference, we together took the historic step of reforming our party’s constitution. The result is on the back of our membership cards today. Our goal: ‘a community in which p... Continue to article
We need to build a new United Kingdom. Conference, greetings from a land with a Labour Government. Soon to be joined by another one in May Can I say a special good morning to those of you who are here from Scotland. There are few peo... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield Yvette Cooper is late. But she has a pretty good excuse: the wacky races that are London school runs. Like many parents with children on their second day of the new term, she’s... Continue to article
Chuka Umunna and Rachel Reeves announce in a LabourList blog that they have written to the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority to urge him to publish self employment income alongside other figures, to support those who are self-employed. Continue to article
By Rachel Reeves and Chuka Umunna Becoming your own boss and starting out as self-employed takes determination, energy and endeavour. More and more people are taking this step – for many different rea... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves’ speech yesterday was bold and astute in making the case that the UK’s ever-increasing welfare bill is a result not of unemployment but of rising housing costs. Continue to article
Labour has hit out at the Government's borrowing record, with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves saying the Coalition is set to borrow a "staggering £158bn more than planned".
The Government received a boost today by better-than-expected figures on public sector borrowing. Public sector net borrowing was £18.1bn in November, a decrease from £20.4bn 12 months ago, while the UK’s net debt was estimated at £977.1bn.
Nick Clegg has been accused of deliberately misleading parliament over the reasons the government cancelled the Sheffield Forgesmasters loan. Labour MPs Barry Gardiner and Rachel Reeves have written to the parliamentary standards watchdog on the subject.
Ken Clarke sparked a fresh row today after declaring that 'a prolonged recession' will lead to a new crime wave. Shadow Chief Secretary Rachel Reeves seized on the Justice Secretary's remarks to MPs as proof that the Coalition was 'planning for a recession rather than preventing it'.
Ms Reeves said that Cabinet members “should be taking urgent action to get our economy growing again, not wringing their hands” about an inevitable recession.
Speaking at Justice questions in the House of Commons today, Mr Clarke had said: “It is possible, with the prolonged recession, with the long period of youth unemployment, there’ll be an increase in acquisitive crime, that is the experience we have in this country. What we’re doing is responding to that and the prison service is responding very well.”
The Labour party has announced in full the new appointments to the shadow front benches. Newly elected MPs Rachel Reeves, Johnny Reynolds, Tom Greatrex, Luciana Berger and Gloria De Piero have been given junior positions. Longer serving MPs including failed Labour leadership contender Diane Abbott, Wayne David, Andy Slaughter, Karen Buck and Alison Sebeck have also been given roles. Chuka Umunna and Anne McGuire have been appointed as private parliamentary secretaries (PPS) to new Labour leader Ed Miliband. Some notable omissions from the list include Ben Bradshaw, David Lammy, Tom Harris and Pat McFadden who all stood for shadow cabinet positions.
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