October 22, 2021

UK: Tory leadership race – contenders clash over Brexit

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From BBC Contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Leadership hopefuls appeared before a studio audience at a debate hosted by Channel 4 News […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn denies ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

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From BBC Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has denied calling Theresa May a “stupid woman” during Prime Minister’s Questions. He was asked to make a statement to MPs after facing Tory calls to apologise for the alleged insult. Mr Corbyn said he was “opposed to the use of sexist and misogynist language in any form” and […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party conference speech to focus on economy instead of Brexit

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By Richard Hartley-Parkinson  From Metro UK Jeremy Corbyn is set to denounce ‘greed-is good capitalism’ as he sets out plans for a radical reshaping of the UK economy, including a ‘green jobs revolution’ to create 400,000 skilled posts. In his keynote speech to Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool on Wednesday, Mr Corbyn will accuse ‘the […]

Opinion: Even its authors agree this is an appalling scandal. So why has no one resigned?

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By Andrew Rawnsley From The Guardian The absence of any departures from office over Windrush illuminates a more general change in the political culture that has made it tougher to hold ministers accountable for their failures Earlier this year, Michael Bates, an obscure minister in the House of Lords, offered his resignation because he was […]

Paradise Papers: Jeremy Corbyn [UK Labour Leader] suggests Queen should apologise if offshore funds were to avoid tax

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By Richard Vaughn From iNews The Queen should apologise if it is revealed that the decision to invest her private wealth in offshore accounts was done to avoid paying tax, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested. Millions of financial documents and emails, dubbed the Paradise Papers, leaked to the media show that the monarch’s private estate invested […]

UK General Election 2017: MPs back plans for 8 June poll

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From BBC A UK general election will be held on 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap poll. The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move. The PM […]

UK snap election: Five things you need to know

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From BBC UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for 8 June, taking the country by surprise. The previous election was in 2015, so another was not due until 2020. Ms May pledged several times after taking office last year not to call an early election, so this is something of […]

Jeremy Corbyn’s full frontbench team unveiled

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From BBC Mr Corbyn says he has reached out to all sections of the party to form his team. Jeremy Corbyn has finalised his frontbench line-up, appointing a peer jailed for arson to his education team. Lord Watson – a former MP and MSP – was given a 16-month jail sentence in 2005 for starting […]