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  • Featured News Diane Abbott: Foolish to think you can set targets for immigration

    Diane Abbott: Foolish to think you can set targets for immigration

    “Targets don’t make a difference” to immigrant numbers, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said today. “Any politician who thinks you can set immigration targets has a fool for an economic advisor”. Abbott said that it is “shameful to play a game with anti-immigrant rhetoric”, warning that it risks the Trump effect as seen on the other side of the Atlantic. Speaking on Sunday Politics, Abbott has said that the main reason why people come here is to work, and […]

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  • Featured News Ed Balls: “Catastrophic” to enshrine free movement in a Brexit deal

    Ed Balls: “Catastrophic” to enshrine free movement in a Brexit deal

    It would be catastrophic for Labour to seek to enshrine free movement in a Brexit deal, Ed Balls has said today. Balls, the former shadow chancellor and government minister, has urged Jeremy Corbyn not to “go backwards” in Labour’s Brexit strategy. Balls, speaking on Peston on Sunday, has said the country has no idea what the prime minister thinks on Brexit. Whilst we’ve had opinions from David Davis and Boris Johnson, the most important person of all has remained silent. “What does Theresa […]

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  • Comment Featured Corbyn: “Alarming acceleration” in the populist right across Europe and beyond

    Corbyn: “Alarming acceleration” in the populist right across Europe and beyond

    Jeremy Corbyn spoke to the Party of European Socialists Council in Prague yesterday, here is the full text of the speech.  Colleagues and comrades, I want to thank you for inviting me here today, and for the reception we have received from our hosts in this magnificent city. It is fitting we are in Prague to discuss the challenges ahead for democracy in Europe. This is a city which has been at the heart of the history of our continent […]

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  • Featured News Keir Starmer: Labour will fight against hard Brexit and bring country together

    Keir Starmer: Labour will fight against hard Brexit and bring country together

    The country is “more divided” than we’ve ever seen before, says Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary. Keir Starmer has said on the Andrew Marr Show that no party is speaking for both leave and remain voters, except Labour who can “bring the country back together”. He said that whilst the Lib Dems have chosen to speak for the 48 per cent, they’ve nothing to say to the 52 per cent, and the Tories and UKIP are only speaking to a fraction of the 52 […]

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  • Comment Featured Rachel Reeves: We should look to Harold Wilson and Alice Bacon’s election winning example for answers today

    Rachel Reeves: We should look to Harold Wilson and Alice Bacon’s election winning example for answers today

    The Labour Party has never been averse to bouts of political soul-searching when we look to the past to learn lessons for the future. Sometimes this can be self-indulgent and unhelpful, especially if it involves reopening old wounds and dwelling on ancient history that has no bearing on the lives of people whom Labour exists to help. But if we take a balanced and sympathetic view of our past, there is much to learn. Recently, I’ve engaged in my own […]

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