The shadow chancellor's conference speech on September 24 set out the Labour Party's radical new economic policies to tackle inequality and increase industrial democracy. John McDonnell paid tribute to the "brilliant" work of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank and its recent report Prosperity and Justice, upon which much of Labour's polices are based. His speech included striking proposals on employee ownership and employee representation on the board.Under the proposals, all UK listed companies with more than 250 staff would be legally required to transfer 1% of their ownership into an "inclusive ownership fund" of collectively held shares. Employees would have the same voting rights as shareholders but, unlike shareholders, their dividends would be capped at £500 a year. Any surplus – estimated at £2.1 billion – would be transferred back to social services as a "social dividend".Companies, McDonnell rightly stated, benefit from the vast … [Read more...] about Labour and John McDonnell are right to give workers a stake, says company law professor
Voting rights uk
Referendum to give Irish presidential vote to people in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A historic referendum could see people in Northern Ireland given the right to vote in the Irish presidential election for the first time. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/referendum-to-give-irish-presidential-vote-to-people-in-northern-ireland-37346481.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37347362.ece/e0e58/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-01-11_new_37605154_I1.JPG Email A historic referendum could see people in Northern Ireland given the right to vote in the Irish presidential election for the first time. The Irish Government is drawing up legislation for a referendum that, if successful, would give 1.87 million people here and 1.73m Irish citizens living around the world the franchise, allowing them to vote for the Republic's head of state. Legislation is expected to be ready early next year so that the referendum can be held in May, … [Read more...] about Referendum to give Irish presidential vote to people in Northern Ireland
Former civil rights leader calls for Stormont to be ‘bulldozed’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Former civil rights leader Bernadette McAliskey has called for Northern Ireland’s suspended parliament to be “bulldozed”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/former-civil-rights-leader-calls-for-stormont-to-be-bulldozed-37228413.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37228411.ece/24233/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_1bfe5690-6e15-46ec-adc3-df9300f34af0_1 Email Former civil rights leader Bernadette McAliskey has called for Northern Ireland’s suspended parliament to be “bulldozed”. She criticised what she said were inadequate political efforts at Stormont to enshrine human rights and said people were benefiting from racism. Ms McAliskey became the youngest ever MP in Mid-Ulster in 1969 and has devoted much of her life to combating exclusion and helping minorities in Co Tyrone. She addressed a conference … [Read more...] about Former civil rights leader calls for Stormont to be ‘bulldozed’
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used a rally in Hillingdon to attack the far-right in a thinly-veiled attempt to try to repair any damage done to his party by the recent row over anti-Semitism. Speaking at Ryefield Primary School in the Tory-run West London borough on Saturday (April 21), Mr Corbyn welcomed a group of guests from the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO) to the meeting, which came before a day of doorstep canvassing in the run-up to the May 3 borough elections. In a swipe at critics who have dubbed him too soft on anti-Semitism within Labour, he issued a call to arms against the far-right in Europe which has enjoyed a resurgence in Austria - and more-so Hungary under its premier Viktor Orbán - in recent months. Read More Latest local elections news Mr Corbyn said: "I want to pay a warm welcome to our colleagues who have come from Austria today. "The rise of the far-right across central Europe is something they have stood up against, they have opposed it, just as … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn uses Hillingdon rally to slam far-right extremists
0 Comments Poll: Do you want Irish unity referendum? How would you vote? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Michelle O'Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/poll-do-you-want-irish-unity-referendum-how-would-you-vote-36765752.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36764339.ece/03331/AUTOCROP/h342/in%20West%20Belfast39.jpg Email Michelle O'Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years. Addressing republicans at an Easter Rising commemoration in Belfast's Milltown Cemetery, the Sinn Fein vice president said: "Ending partition has now taken on a new dynamic because of Brexit. "Brexit exposes the undemocratic nature of partition. "Sinn Fein believes there should be a referendum vote on Irish unity within the next five years." Her wide-ranging speech also touched on the Good Friday Agreement, which marks its 20th anniversary this month, and the current Stormont impasse. Many … [Read more...] about Poll: Do you want Irish unity referendum? How would you vote?