Paul Linford: Who's backing business the most?

Journal columnist Paul Linford argues that, despite the perception of some, Labour is the most pro-business party as the election approaches

Farming groups hit out at Labour plan to end badger cull

Ed Miliband says his party will be the one to trust on animal welfare issues

Paul Linford: Why Alan Milburn should have kept his mouth shut

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Journal columnist Paul Linford on why Labour's former health secretary was wrong to criticise his party's approach on the NHS

Thom Brooks: Waiting for a credible message of realistic optimism

Journal columnist Thom Brooks on how coming up with a credible, optimistic message can be a vote winner in this year's election

Thousands of Newcastle 'missing voters' could lose chance to take part in election

Students and young people could lose right to vote because of changes to election law, Labour leader Ed Miliband claims

Peter Troy: The only prediction I will make about the election is that it won't reflect people's wishes

At the start of election year North East writer Peter Troy says the poll will provide further evidence of a broken, out-of-date electoral system

Paul Linford: It is December 2015 and the new Prime Minister settles into his armchair

Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford looks into his crystal ball and predicts a truly tumultuous election year

What does 2015 hold for politics in the North East? Jonathan Walker looks ahead

Political Editor Jonathan Walker predicts an exciting General Election - and more cuts, whoever wins

Labour cuts plan could save North authorities £25m compared with Tories', says council leader

Councillor Simon Henig said Ed Miliband's proposed slashing New Homes Bonus would see £3m pumped back into North East council funds

Jonathan Arnott: Too many MPs don't know what it's like to live on the minimum wage

Ukip North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says his party is making progress at the expense of Labour because they can better connect with real people

David Taylor-Gooby: Don't smugly say all political parties are the same

Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says the parties have to engage the electorate - and the electorate must try to engage

Jackie Slesenger: Harmonious race relations are being damaged and may take years to repair

The former Lord Mayor of Newcastle on why Jewish members have resigned from the city's Holocaust Memorial Day Working Group

Paul Linford: For Labour not to address the leadership issue would amount to a betrayal of its values

The Journal's former political editor says that logic should guide Labour to a clear conclusion about Ed Miliband - he must go

Plot to sack Ed Miliband? There never was one

Some Labour MPs are concerned about the state of the party but that's not the same as a coup to sack the leader

Keith Hann: Ed Miliband - the person in the hospital bed next to the door

Journal columnist Keith Hann is waiting for evidence of Labour's moral crusade. Under its current leader, there is no sign of it

'Press manufacturing' Labour leadership crisis say North MPs backing Ed Miliband

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns said he was 'oblivious' to any plot to oust embattled Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

North East senators would represent region as Labour plans to axe House of Lords

Ed Miliband announces plan to create a Senate of regions and nations, as figures show North East is underepresented in the Lords

North East Combined Authority must include Teesside to become "truly visionary", says councillor

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm says North East should stretch from Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and grasp opportunity of devolution

The Journal Opinion: Bringing Teesside into combined authority is a good idea

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, November 1, in which we welcome calls to enlarge the North East's combined authority

Iain Malcolm: The combined authority can not only be stronger - it can be bigger

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm welcomes Labour's plans for combined authorities and says we should invite Teesside to join us

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 31, in which we welcome Labour's plans for devolution

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East MPs show loyalty to Ed Miliband amid speculation about his leadership

Labour MPs dismiss calls for former Home Secretary Alan Johnson to stand as "stupid talk" and say they have the right man

George Hepburn: Once again we are at war without a clear aim

Journal columnist George Hepburn says the murder of Alan Henning was grotesque, but the way forward must be diplomacy and not war

Paul Linford: The main parties are retreating into their comfort zones as the election nears

The Journal's former political editor looks at the party conferences so far - and says differing visions for the NHS will loom large at the election

Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"

Conservative Party defend East Coast Main Line privatisation

Ed Miliband is a prisoner of the rail unions, claims Conservative Party Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Paul Linford: Ed Miliband's instincts are correct - but the man is obscuring the message

The Journal's former political editor says Labour can answer the question about English devolution - but the question about its leader is far tougher

Family doctors warn of 'workforce crisis' within general practice in the North East

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Leaders of North East Local Medical Committees have raised fears over GP recruitment and retention in the region

Ed Miliband: We'll heal the NHS with 20,000 extra nurses

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was ready to lead Britain with a detailed and workmanlike speech

The Journal Opinion: Why we don't want a re-run of the regional assembly referendum

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, September 23, in which we argue that there is no real appetite to revisit the 2004 referendum

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

Chuka Umunna promises 'justice' to blacklisted construction workers

Shadow Business Secretary promises inquiry will be held into "disgraceful" blacklisting of construction staff

Ed Miliband's wife condemns 'nasty' personal attacks on Labour leader

Ridicule of my husband will put principled people off politics, says Ed Miliband's barrister wife Justine

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment

The Journal Opinion: How does the North East claim more powers in a changing United Kingdom?

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, September 20, in which we analyse the ways forward after Scotland rejected independence

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell calls for regional assembly after no vote

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has called for a regional assembly on the back of the no vote on Scottish independence

The Journal Opinion: Give the North East a stronger voice

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, September 19, in which we look at what the region needs in the wake of the Scottish vote

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