Jon Cruddas: Labour is lost in England

Jon Cruddas: Labour is lost in England

22nd September, 2015 7:09 pm This is the full text of Jon Cruddas’ lecture at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London this evening. Thank you for inviting me here to talk about England and the Labour Party. Thank you Mike  for organising it. Big organisations often require cathartic moments to change and renew themselves. Well this certainly is Labour’s moment. Personally, I had assumed that the defeat in 2010 was of a piece…

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Rural crime: Cost in England and Wales ‘reaches more than £800m’

Rural crime: Cost in England and Wales ‘reaches more than £800m’

    Media caption Cllr John Blackie: “When you need a policeman…we feel virtually abandoned”. Crime in rural parts of England and Wales cost more than £800m last year, a survey of 17,000 people suggests. The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) said its poll found the average cost to victims was £2,500 for rural households and £4,000 for businesses. These crimes, which include theft of tractors and livestock, cost 21 times more than previous estimates,…

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