Guardian letter

We call on Labour to pledge to end homelessness

A joint letter to the Guardian

A year ago, we launched LCEH to ask the Labour Party to include, in its next manifesto, a pledge to end homelessness – something it has never before done. This is not a pipe dream. Leading homelessness charities such as Crisis and Shelter believe that we can end homelessness too. Yet we believe also that only the Labour Party can deliver on this in government. (more…)

Standing by the values of the co-operative movement

A joint letter to the Guardian

Watching the agonies of the Co-operative Group has been hard for those us who want to see fundamental change in the way our economy and wider society is run, and believe the co-operative movement has a lot of the answers (Report, 21 April). For almost 100 years the labour movement and co-operative movement have worked together through our respective political parties to achieve progressive social change. The electoral agreement signed by the Labour party and the Co-operative party in 1927 has ensured the co-operative movement has a strong voice in parliament and within the Labour family. (more…)