National Executive Committee
NEC Meeting 17 November 2009 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:04

National Executive Committee, 17 November 2009

Traditionally the NECís November meeting holds an in-depth discussion of strategy for the year ahead, but for now the election takes precedence over all else.Glasgow North East gave us a lift, with an 8,111 majority showing the impact of an excellent local candidate, effective messages and first-class organisation.Appreciation was expressed to the staff, the unions and the hundreds of volunteers.

NEC Meetings September - October 2009 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:01

National Executive Committee, 22 September 2009

The prime minister spent an hour with the NEC before leaving for the United Nations and G20 talks in America, where he would be pushing for further progress on climate change, development aid and reductions in nuclear weapons.These were testing times, not for him personally, the government or the party, but for our philosophy and our values.Faced with the imminent collapse of global banking, the Tories would have stood back and let the markets rip, while Labour acted to support home-buyers, school-leavers and frontline public services, and led international measures to avoid recession turning into depression.But he understood that voters felt insecure, and were still angry over MPsí expenses.

NEC Meeting 21 July 2009 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:59

National Executive Committee, 21 July 2009

Gordon Brown paid tribute to all candidates who fought the June elections, and recognised that disunity damaged our vote. However Labour was dealing effectively with current concerns. On expenses, parliament was about to approve a new independent system which would draw a line under the past. On the economic front Labour was looking after young people through thousands of extra apprenticeships and university places, supporting manufacturing, investing in low-carbon high-technology projects such as rail electrification, and protecting public services. Half a million jobs had been saved, repossessions had levelled off, and unemployment, while too high at 7%, compared with up to 15% elsewhere. Swine flu, though worrying for mothers of young children, was a minor illness for most, and plans for managing it were in hand. Problems in Afghanistan could not be solved by military means alone, but required strengthening local security forces, reducing corruption, and helping Pakistan to tackle terrorists.

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