My CLP has got two speakers tonight on the European Parliamentary elections - both candidates - Claude Moraes MEP seeking re-election at top of the Labour London regional list and Cllr Emma Jones who is also running on the London list.
I have just seen this report on the BBC News website about the Working Time Directive. I do worry about what the Labour government is thinking about? Employment Minister Pat McFaddan and Labour Party National Policy Forum chair is reported as saying:
The opt-out had worked successfully for many years and ending it would have been a "bad deal" for the UK in the midst of a recession.
Unemployment has risen above two million while thousands of employees, particularly in the car industry, have had their working hours reduced in the face of weakening demand.
"Everyone has the right to basic protections surrounding the hours that they work but it is also important that they have the right to choose those hours," he said.
"The current economic climate makes it more important than ever that people continue to have the right to put more money in their pockets by working longer hours if they choose to do so."
Wakey, wakey, Pat! People working lots of overtime are invariably people not being paid a decent rate for the job in the first place, or sometimes just plain greedy. Labour values include promoting a living income and mutual co-operation, not depressing wage levels or promoting selfishness.
Have we learned nothing after 12 years in government?