What is labour?

  • (verb): Strive and make an effort to reach a goal.
    Synonyms: tug, labor, push, drive
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on labour:

United Kingdom Local Elections, 2003 - District Councils - One Third of Council
... District Amber Valley Barrow-in-Furness NOC Labour District Barrow-in-Furness Basildon NOC Conservative District Basildon Basingstoke and Deane NOC NOC District Basingstoke and Deane Bassetlaw Labour Labour ...
Karen Buck - Parliamentary Career
... retired, and Buck was elected at the 1997 General Election as the Labour MP for Regent's Park and Kensington North with a majority of 14,657 and has been the MP there since ... She is more pro-hunting-ban than the average Labour MP, and against replacing Trident ...
United Kingdom Local Elections, 2003 - District Councils - Whole Council
... New control Type Link to Council election Allerdale Labour NOC District Allerdale Alnwick NOC NOC District Alnwick Arun Conservative Conservative District ...
John Reid, Baron Reid Of Cardowan - Government Career - Chairman of The Labour Party and Minister Without Portfolio
... Reid was appointed Chairman of the Labour Party and Minister Without Portfolio on 24 October 2002 ... skills were employed as the Labour Government's chief spokesperson earning him the nickname "Minister for the Today Programme" ... radio show) One of Reid's key challenges was to keep the trade unions (the Labour Party's main funders) on-side despite the antipathy shown by the Unions to many of the Government's proposals ...
Kim Howells - Biography - Parliamentary Career
... He excelled in the Labour Opposition, becoming Opposition Spokesman on Trade and Industry, Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Development and Co-operation ... ought to be "humanely phased out" of Labour party policy documents ... IV (revised in 1995) of the party's constitution states that "The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party") ...

More definitions of "labour":

  • (noun): A political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries.
    Synonyms: Labour Party, Labor Party, Labor
  • (noun): Productive work (especially physical work done for wages).
    Synonyms: labor, toil
  • (verb): Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
    Synonyms: labor

Famous quotes containing the word labour:

    Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
    Of labour you shall find the sum.
    Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
    Yea, beds for all who come.
    Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. The power of invention has been conferred by nature upon few, and the labour of learning those sciences which may, by mere labour, be obtained, is too great to be willingly endured; but every man can exert some judgment as he has upon the works of others; and he whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of critic.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    There seems almost a general wish of descrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)