Articles by Angela Eagle
Angela Eagle is MP for Wallasey and shadow leader of the House

Insult to injury for teachers

Angela Eagle MP  |  1 November 2017

The Tories’ Orwellian manipulation of statistics is causing outrage among teachers struggling to deal with increased class sizes and scaled-back curriculums, argues Angela Eagle MP Ask any headteacher, teacher or school governor about school funding right now and you are likely to hear the same story: funding from the government is failing to keep pace with spiralling costs, …

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Tory triple-whammy of defeats on trade union bill

Angela Eagle MP  |  17 March 2016

Fresh from their defeat on Sunday trading last week, the Government last night suffered a humiliating triple whammy of defeats in the House of Lords over their draconian and blatantly partisan trade union bill. First, the government was defeated on its plans to choke off trade union political funds and therefore silence the legitimate democratic voice of …

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The most sustained and partisan attack in a generation

Angela Eagle MP  |  8 February 2016

This week is #heartunions week, and we should use it as an opportunity to celebrate some of the great successes trade unions have had and the exceptional work being done by trade union reps and members in workplaces right across the country. While the Tories often treat trade unions like they are the enemy within, …

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Britain cannot afford to be complacent

Angela Eagle MP  |  22 January 2016

As David Cameron arrives at Davos this week for the World Economic Forum he should spend less time rubbing shoulders with celebrities at star-studded parties and give the martinis a miss to focus on another cocktail – what George Osborne has himself suddenly described as the ‘cocktail of threats’ facing Britain. Both Cameron and Osborne …

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LGBT rights are human rights

Angela Eagle MP  |  22 April 2015

Our record on LGBT rights is one of the things that makes me proudest to have served in the last Labour government. The change we delivered during our 13 years in government was rapid and far-reaching and it helped shift society’s view of LGBT people in a way that was unimaginable just a few decades …

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Tories are trying to avoid the argument altogether

Angela Eagle MP  |  12 March 2015

At business questions this week I raised the government’s track record of avoiding scrutiny. On the European arrest warrant, on the Agricultural Wages Board and now on plain packaging of cigarettes, instead of trying to win the argument they just try to avoid having it altogether. Last week, the government rejected our request for a …

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Decoding Cameron’s words

Angela Eagle MP  |  5 March 2015

This week at business questions I asked about David Cameron’s refusal to acknowledge his complete failure on his ‘no ifs, no buts’ promise on net migration. He promised that immigration would be in the tens of thousands, but instead it is nearly 300 000 this year alone. In a desperate attempt at a diversionary tactic …

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When we are out of step with public opinion we must change

Angela Eagle MP  |  26 February 2015

At business questions this week I raised the latest set of quarterly migration figures that were released today. It is clear that David Cameron’s pledge to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands is now in tatters. Instead of reducing net migration it is now higher than it was at the start of this …

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Channelling Neil Kinnock

Angela Eagle MP  |  12 February 2015

At business questions this week I asked about the string of Tory donors who bank with the Swiss arm of HSBC that was caught facilitating tax abuse. Since the prime minister became leader of his party these donors have given him £5m and HSBC’s chair Stephen Green was appointed a minister in the government after …

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Relying on Labour votes to protect public health

Angela Eagle MP  |  30 January 2015

I began business questions this week by marking Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. I welcomed the plans for a new holocaust memorial in this country that will honour the memory of all the victims. The anniversary must also motivate us to redouble our efforts to combat anti-semitism and …

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