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  • Labour Policies : Labour Economic Policy
    economy I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Labour s Economy policies in the comments below 9 responses to Labour Policies Labour Economic Policy britishbred Comment on Labour Policies Labour Economic Policy John Prescott compares Gordon Brown to an airline pilot Reply to Comment Andrew Phillips Comment on Labour Policies Labour Economic Policy An email a friend sent me Dear Secretary of State My friend who is in farming at the moment recently received a cheque for 3 000 from the Rural Payments Agency for not rearing pigs I would now like to join the not rearing pigs business In your opinion what is the best kind of farm not to rear pigs on and which is the best breed of pigs not to rear I want to be sure I approach this endeavour in keeping with all government policies as dictated by the EU under the Common Agricultural Policy I would prefer not to rear bacon pigs but if this is not the type you want not rearing I will just as gladly not rear porkers Are there any advantages in not rearing rare breeds such as Saddlebacks or Gloucester Old Spots or are there too many people already not rearing these As I see it the hardest pan of this programme will be keeping an accurate record of how many pigs I haven t reared Are there any Government or Local Authority courses on this My friend is very satisfied with this business He has been rearing pigs for forty years or so and the best he ever made on them was 1 422 in 1968 That is until this year when he received a cheque for not rearing any If I get 3 000 for not rearing 50 pigs will I get 6 000 for not rearing 100 I plan to operate on a small scale at first holding myself down to about 4 000 pigs not raised which will mean about 240 000 for the first year As I become more expert in not rearing pigs I plan to be more ambitious perhaps increasing to say 40 000 pigs not reared in my second year for which I should expect about 2 4 million from your department Incidentally I wonder if I would be eligible to receive tradable carbon credits for all these pigs not producing harmful and polluting methane gases Another point These pigs that I plan not to rear will not eat 2 000 tonnes of cereals I understand that you also pay farmers for not growing crops Will I qualify for payments for not growing cereals to not feed the pigs I don t rear I am also considering the not milking cows business so please send any information you have on that too Please could you also include the current Defra advice on set aside fields Can this be done on an e commerce basis with virtual fields of which I seem to have several thousand hectares

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  • Labour Policies : Labour Environment Policy
    quarter of a million more homes from flooding over the next three years continue to improve air quality and the purity of our beaches rivers and drinking water ensure our farming sector thrives and protect our countryside from animal disease Key achievements Our CO2 emissions fell by 10 8 million tonnes last year and our greenhouse gas emissions were 66 million tonnes lower than in 1997 Over the past 6 years Labour action has meant that 5 million households have been helped with insulation Recycling has quadrupled since 1997 We ve invested millions in new and improved flood defences better protecting hundreds of thousands of homes The countryside is open for all to enjoy and we are opening up a coastal path so that each of us has for the first time in our history the right to walk around our coastline Winning the fight for Britain s future We have set a target of making all new homes zero carbon from 2016 Our new 100 billion blueprint for renewable energy will deliver a step change in low carbon energy supply Over the next 3 years our policies will mean that a further 5 million households will be helped with insulation that 100 million low energy light bulbs will be given out and other energy saving products will be provided to 4 million homes By 2011 we will have phased out old high energy light bulbs in favour of energy efficient ones and are working with industry to phase out single use carrier bags Our waste strategy for England will deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to at least 9 3 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2020 Labour Party Environment Policy http www labour org uk energy and climate change I would be interested to hear both

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  • Labour Policies : Labour Equalities Policy
    to include a positive duty on public bodies to promote good race relations and legislated for aggravated sentences for racially motivated crimes Through the introduction of civil partnerships Labour has for the first time given legal recognition to same sex partners Gay couples now have the same inheritance pension and next of kin rights as married couples Labour is the party of equality and diversity We have the best record of any UK political party in terms of women s representation In Westminster we have 95 women MPs to the Tories 17 and the Lib Dems nine more than three times the number of women MPs than the opposition put together Labour has 13 Black and Asian MPs The Tories have just two and the other parties have none New Labour your Britain We will defend and enhance human rights ensure that our common sense human rights legislation is properly understood and applied combat myths and misreporting of the Human Rights Act and consider further steps including a British Bill of Rights and Duties and a written constitution We will work through the Office for Disability Issues established by Labour to ensure cross Government action to achieve substantive equality for disabled people by 2025 We will empower black and ethnic minority women to build cohesion within their communities and as a bridge between communities by encouraging black and ethnic minority women to become councillors Labour is introducing the new Equality Bill which will Unify and simplify the nine major pieces of existing equalities legislation Impose a new Equality Duty on public bodies covering race disability and gender as now but will be extended to pregnancy and maternity sexual orientation gender re assignment age and religion or belief Increase transparency in the workplace the government will expect employers in the private

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  • Labour Policies : Labour Europe Policy
    across EU borders and proper compensation for air passengers bumped from flights Strengthened minimum environmental standards across Europe Our rivers beaches and water are now the cleanest they have ever been Labour helped win valuable reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy CAP to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly farming within Europe New Labour your Britain Work with other European partners and promote economic reform to make Europe more competitive so that Britain emerges stronger through the current financial downturn Continue to work with EU partners to negotiate a framework for tackling climate change post Kyoto and develop an EU wide strategy for energy policy Press for further reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to ensure farming becomes more competitive sustainable and innovative Promote further enlargement of the EU including support for the entry of Turkey and Croatia Work with EU partners to achieve a global trade deal to cut tariffs and liberalise world trade Labour Party Europe Policy http www labour org uk europe I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Labour s Europe policies in the comments below 4 responses to Labour Policies Labour Europe Policy Sp3ckled Jim Comment on Labour Policies Labour Europe Policy Communists marxists just love the EU It legally allowes the open door policy to migration from non eu countries to aid them in the dillution and destruction of everything britain stands for and stood for Reply to Comment britishbred Comment on Labour Policies Labour Europe Policy millions of new jobs have been created across Europe since 2000 What the fu are they doing creating millions of jobs across europe What good is that to us in Britain Reply to Comment K williams Comment on Labour Policies Labour Europe Policy labour has handed over power to a bunch of unelected

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  • Labour Policies : Labour Football Enterprise Initiatives to Premier League Clubs Policy
    programmes delivering education to local 13 and 14 year olds The scheme will be modelled on successful enterprise academies currently run at Middlesbrough FC and Blackburn Rovers both of which have helped local children improve their entrepreneurial skills and increase their awareness of business planning and finance Gordon Brown said I have always felt that football can be a powerful force for good in our society projects like Midnight Football and Kickz already offer all sorts of help to young people By working with local schools and colleges clubs can introduce young people to the realities of the world of business in a way they relate to The next Alan Sugar Peter Jones or Karen Brady might end up starting their own business through a love of football Over the next few years we are going to work with the Premier League and football clubs around the country to harness the talent of youngsters everywhere Middlesbrough FC and Blackburn Rovers have already done some brilliant work offering business skills to young people and I hope that other clubs follow suit I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Labour Party s Football Enterprise Initiatives to Premier League Clubs policies in the comments below Leave a reply to Labour Policies Labour Football Enterprise Initiatives to Premier League Clubs Policy Name required Mail not published required Comment Title Don t subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e mail You can also subscribe without commenting Popular Why Vote Labour The Labour Party is a centre left political party in the Labour Policies Labour Crime and Justice Policy According to the Labour Party website the Labour Party have Labour Policies Labour Asylum and Immigration Policy Can Labour Win the General Election Labour Policies

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  • Labour Policies : Labour Further and Higher Education and Skills Policy
    college in work or an apprenticeship until they are 25 or they get a level 3 qualification equivalent to 2 A levels The Skills Pledge has been signed by over 11 000 employers covering over 5 5 million employees By making the Skills Pledge employers commit to train their workforce to at least Level 2 the equivalent of five good GCSEs grades A C Employers who make the Skills Pledge can also access the support of a Train to Gain skills broker at no cost to their business Labour s funding for Unionlearn has provided 20 500 trained Union Learning Reps who last year alone helped over 200 000 workers back into learning Next year Labour is investing 1bn in Train to Gain helping 1m people get on at work with over 380 000 people benefiting this year alone New Labour your Britain Labour has legislated to raise the education and training leaving age so that every young person will be guaranteed an apprenticeship training or a place to study at school or college up to 18 Labour has increased student grants so that over two thirds of students will get a grant of 2 835 in total two thirds of students will receive a partial grant To raise the aspirations of all young people Labour is offering 250 000 16 year olds who qualify for the Education Maintenance Allowance a clear guarantee of the minimum level of maintenance grant and loan they will receive if they go to university or college Labour has pledged to open or commit funding to 20 new university campuses over the next 6 years Within the next ten years we want one in five young people to be taking up apprenticeship places In order to fulfil our ambition for young people we will increase

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  • Labour Policies : Labour Housing Policy
    not afford rent get housing benefit that would include you if you were telling the truth You say you live at home with parents and you are a single mother If this was true you will gain points based on your circumstances if the property you live in is suitable for you and your child ren you won t get many points if it isn t suitable you will get more points More points you get closer to getting social housing being in work is not part of the system for awarding housing It s based on need and need alone There will always be those who find themselves in more need than you under your current situation people with no home at all You have a roof over your head they do not Is it fair that those in greater need than you get a home while you ve been waiting longer than they have No Would it be fair for you to get a home while those in greater need than you became homeless No It s an imperfect system because there s not enough social housing blame the Conservatives in the first instance for selling off council housing and not replacing it and the Labour government for not reversing the trend they ve done a little but not nearly enough Immigrants do not take loads of council houses http news bbc co uk 1 hi uk 5384516 stm As of June 2006 110 council homes across England had been let to Accession Eight workers representing 0 04 of the total number of available homes Makes me angry when people like you make up crap like this to demonise migrant workers when they are not even eligible to go on council waiting lists in most areas Lets imagine you are being truthful how would giving up your job get you a council house exactly Note I ve lived in council and housing association properties up until about 5 years ago when we bought our first home I understand how the system works as I ve had the tenancy to 5 council housing association properties in my life and had to wait for enough points to move to better properties and lived in another 4 council properties as a child with the last one we got via the Homeswap scheme find a tenant who will swap tenancies with you I got my first 1 bedroom council flat when I was 17 because I was living in a cupboard 5 1 2 foot long by about 4 foot with the cold water tank above my head in my Gran s bedsit that was within a warden controlled property technically homeless as I wasn t supposed to live there Before that lived with my Gran in another warden controlled 1 bedroom flat and I slept in a cupboard that was 5ft by 3 ft in size slept at an angle on foam too small for a mattress And I was working

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  • Labour Policies : Labour International Development Policy
    be spent on development assistance by 2013 Our investment and international leadership have contributed to significant results on the ground lifting 3 million people permanently out of poverty each year At Gleneagles in 2005 we led an international campaign to cancel 100 per cent of multilateral debts for the poorest countries and secured agreement on an extra billion of aid for all developing countries In September 2008 the UK played a key role in the UN summit in New York on the Millennium Development Goals which saw significant new commitments made in the priority areas of malaria food education and health We have untied aid so poor countries can use the money to buy goods and services from the most cost effective source and have led efforts to secure support for an International Aid Transparency initiative to ensure citizens can hold their governments and donors to account and increase the effectiveness of aid Labour has announced the UK s biggest ever investment in fighting HIV and AIDS We are currently the world s second largest donor to the global fight against these diseases We launched a Governance and Transparency Fund which will provide resources to local civil society groups to improve governance and increase accountability in poor countries for example by helping citizens media and parliaments hold governments to account We have committed significant support to a new Environmental Transformation Fund which will support developing countries to tackle climate change Labour delivers when crisis hits the UK is now the world s second largest bilateral humanitarian donor with our action helping people from Sudan to Sri Lanka New Labour your Britain We will continue to push for bold international action to ensure we meet the eight Millennium Development Goals an internationally agreed set of priorities by 2015 on a range of vitally important issues such as increasing the number of children in school improving healthcare cutting maternal and child deaths combating major diseases and stopping environmental degradation We launched ain international campaign the Call to Action CtA 2007 alongside the UN Secretary General to encourage the international community to accelerate progress to reach these goals Labour works to promote education for all From 2010 we will significantly increase spending on education in Africa to ensure eight million children have access to education We will continue to press for progress in world trade talks to ensure a trade agreement that benefits poor people and does not resort to protectionism We will also work with international partners to secure billion in aid for trade In 2007 we pledged to contribute 1 billion over the next seven years to the Global Fund to fight AIDS TB and Malaria and we will implement the International Finance Facility for Immunisation which aims to save five million lives over the next decade We will also provide 20 million bed nets by 2010 one of the most effective ways of preventing malaria Gender equality and women s empowerment are essential for reducing poverty and upholding human rights

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