Posts in the category of: Westminster

Paris attacks: The war against ISIS in Iraq is our fight too – and we are winning

by Liam Byrne | 16.11.15

Dear Friends I thought I would share a piece I have written or the Birmingham Mail on my trip to Kurdistan. You can read my piece below: As we mourn the dead of Paris, let’s take a little comfort, we do not mourn alone. Across northern Iraq this week I’ve heard first hand the heartfelt condolences, […]

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Trip to Kurdistan

by Liam Byrne | 16.11.15

Dear friends, I recently joined a cross-party delegation on an All-Party Parliamentary Group trip to Kurdistan. You can see what I found out during this visit by watching the videos below:   Report from Iraq’s Ashti refugee camp     Report from frontline with ISIL – just outside Kirkuk, with Commander Wasta Rasul     Report from […]

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Policy Network Speech in Infographics

by Liam Byrne | 04.11.15

Dear friends, Yesterday I delivered a speech to Policy Network on entrepreneurial socialism, tackling inequality and the case for a #NewClause4. You can read the speech here. You can also see below my speech in six infographics:   1) Britain 2015: More Super Rich. More Super Poor.                     […]

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What basic powers should all citizens have?

by Liam Byrne | 03.11.15

  Dear friends,   In my speech earlier today, calling for a #NewClause4, I promised to publish some work we did in Government on the basic powers we want to see in the hands of our citizens.   Today I am publishing these slides for the first time. Click on the first slide below to […]

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Shocking new figures reveal worst 50 places in UK for alcohol misuse

by Liam Byrne | 30.10.15

Dear friends, Earlier this month I wrote to the Health Secretary to find out which areas in Britain have the highest incident of alcohol misuse. Here is the Mirror’s coverage which includes my comments of the release of the figures:   Seaside stag party resort Blackpool is the dangerous drinking capital of England, according to new […]

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Joint MPs letter to Lord O’Neill on West Midlands devolution deal

by Liam Byrne | 29.10.15

Dear friends, Yesterday I sent a letter signed by 19 West Midlands MPs from across the political spectrum to Lord O’Neill, the Commerical Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the strong cross-party support for the negotiation of a significant devolution deal for the West Midlands. You can read a copy of the letter by clicking on […]

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Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage

by Liam Byrne | 21.09.15

  Dear friends,   I thought you might be interested in reading my latest piece for the Guardian entitled; “Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage”.   You can view the piece here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/labour-rewrite-clause-four-inequality-jeremy-corbyn-moderates   Or read it below. Very best Liam   Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage […]

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The government needs to do more to help refugees

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.15

Dear friends, Thank you for all of your emails and letters over the last few weeks about the ongoing refugee crisis. As you know, the Tory government’s action on refugees simply does not match up to the scale of the crisis we are facing. The brutal civil war in Syria, the turbulence in Libya and […]

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The Tories Trade Unions Bill is an attack on working people and on the Labour Party

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.15

  Dear friends,   Last night Parliament saw the second reading of this Tory Government’s Trade Union Bill.   The Labour party is completely united in its opposition to this pernicious Bill and I voted against it at second reading last night.   This Bill is a cynical attack against working people and the brilliant […]

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Update on the final week – why Yvette is going to win

by Liam Byrne | 05.09.15

Dear friends, As we go into the final Sunday, there’s obviously a bit of interest in who’s where in the Labour leadership race.  So here’s the key facts as I see them. First, since Yvette’s breakthrough speech in Manchester – and her speech on refugees this week –  there’s been a huge surge in  members […]

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