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  • Featured News Wales Corbyn to visit top target seat as his campaigning tour hits North Wales

    Corbyn to visit top target seat as his campaigning tour hits North Wales

    Jeremy Corbyn is to visit the top Labour target seat today as he continues his summer of hard campaigning. The Labour leader will visit Arfon, Plaid Cymru held with a 92 vote majority, and Tory held Aberconwy, majority 635 votes. Arfon is Labour’s top target in Wales. “People in Wales need a government in Westminster that is on their side,” Corbyn said ahead of his visit. “Prices are surging ahead of wages, as all but the richest face a lost […]

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  • Featured News Corbyn still more popular than May

    Corbyn still more popular than May

    Jeremy Corbyn has posted another lead over Theresa May on personal popularity although the struggling Tory prime minister has seen a slight recovery in her ratings. Corbyn came out 14 points ahead of May in a poll taken as the furore over Sarah Champion’s comments on child sex abuse developed. The Labour leader has a net favourability rating of -13, whereas Theresa May is languishing on -27, YouGov said. Corbyn’s popularity has declined slightly from just after June’s election. In […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Labour slams “sick joke” of Tees Valley devolution job based 250 miles away

    Labour slams “sick joke” of Tees Valley devolution job based 250 miles away

    A Labour MP has criticised a Tory minister’s decision to locate a key devolution job for the Tees Valley in London as a “sick joke”. Anna Turley spoke out after Sajid Javid’s communities and local government department published an advert for the role seeking a “project lead for the Tees Valley’s mayoral development corporation”. The job was described as London-based with just “occasional” trips to the region, which has haemorrhaged jobs following the closure of the Redcar steel mill. Turley, MP for […]

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  • Comment Featured Tory GCSE grade changes show that they’re motivated by one thing – ideology.

    Tory GCSE grade changes show that they’re motivated by one thing – ideology.

    When I first heard that there were plans afoot to change GCSE grades from the A*-G type to the ‘improved’ 9-1 scores I remember rolling my eyes. I was in a staff meeting at the time and looked around at my colleagues – they were a mixture of quizzical and dumbfounded. My comment at the time was that this was someone in the Department for Education (DfE) with too much time on their hands, making themselves busy. In fact with […]

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  • Featured News We stand with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism – labour movement reacts

    We stand with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism – labour movement reacts

    Terror has struck the streets of another European city as a van was driven into pedestrians in Barcelona. The attack on Las Ramblas, Spain’s busiest street, killed 13 people yesterday while dozens more were injured A white van veered into pedestrians at around 4pm local time in an echo of other recent attacks at Finsbury Park mosque, Westminster and Berlin’s Christmas markets. Labour’s shadow Europe minister Khalid Mahmood said: “Our thoughts are with all those killed and injured in the cowardly […]

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