The labour leader has had a good crisis and for almost the first time appears to have found his voice.
The Conservatives would not accept such a suicidal reform, but labour might well.
For their part, labour asks voters to "take a second look" at the government rather than "taking a chance" on the opposition.
Since then, Miliband has grown in confidence and stature, and the labour Party has continued to rise in the opinion polls.
Blair, the most successful leader in labour Party history, offered an unprecedented public rebuke to one of his successors.
To the end of his life Lucas continued to labour at the reorganisation of the Unity.
The great Alcides, every labour past, Had still this monster to subdue at last.
To till the soil and labour interminably was all he asked of life and the powers that be.
My brain in labour with dull rhyme,Hers teeming with the best!
We will all labour for you, my dear mother; and you shall never feel any wants with us.'
c.1300, "a task, a project;" later "exertion of the body; trouble, difficulty, hardship" (late 14c.), from Old French labor "labor, toil, work, exertion, task" (12c., Modern French labeur), from Latin laborem (nominative labor) "labor, toil, exertion; hardship, pain, fatigue; a work, a product of labor," of uncertain origin, perhaps originally from the notion of "tottering under a burden," and related to labere "to totter."
Meaning "body of laborers considered as a class" (usually contrasted to capitalists) is from 1839. Sense of "physical exertions of childbirth" is 1590s, earlier labour of birthe (early 15c.), a sense also found in Old French, and cf. French en travail "in (childbirth) suffering" (see travail). Labor Day first marked 1882 in New York City.
late 14c., "perform manual or physical work; work hard; keep busy; take pains, strive, endeavor" (also "copulate"), from Old French laborer "work, toil; struggle, have difficulty," from Latin laborare, from labor (see labor (n.)). The verb in modern French, Spanish, Portuguese means "to plow;" the wider sense being taken by the equivalent of English travail. Sense of "to endure pain, suffer" is early 15c., especially in phrase labor of child. Related: Labored; laboring.
labor la·bor (lā'bər)
The physical efforts of expulsion of the fetus and the placenta from the uterus during parturition. v. la·bored, la·bor·ing, la·bors
To undergo the efforts of childbirth.