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  • Featured News Uncategorized Hustings in Glasgow: your views on Corbyn vs Smith

    Hustings in Glasgow: your views on Corbyn vs Smith

    This evening marks the fifth hustings between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith in the battle for the Labour leadership. The debate is taking place in Glasgow and begins at 7pm. You can watch it below. With the debate being streamed live online it is only right that Labour supporters at home are able to join in the discussion too. We would love to hear your views on tonight’s debate – leave a comment on this page below, with your name, and we will publish […]

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  • Featured News Unions Union chief who backed Corbyn blocked from voting in leadership contest

    Union chief who backed Corbyn blocked from voting in leadership contest

    The general secretary of one of Labour’s affiliated trade unions was today suspended from the party – meaning he will not get a vote in the leadership contest. Bakers’ Union chief Ronnie Draper revealed that he had received an email informing him of his suspension due to comments that he had made on social media. Draper is a vocal supporter of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and his Bakers, Food and Alliance Workers’ Union (BFAWU) has formally endorsed Corbyn in the current contest. […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Don’t let Boris appease the Tory right – a former diplomat writes to Emily Thornberry

    Don’t let Boris appease the Tory right – a former diplomat writes to Emily Thornberry

    Dear Emily, This letter assumes that Britain will have expelled itself from the EU within a few years, the Tories having apparently decided that it’s better to ruin the country in pursuance of a reckless promise by a discredited former prime minister than to risk the wrath of the Brexiteers by refusing to make the mess they have landed us in even worse by going ahead with Brexit. But that’s for a different letter. The new foreign secretary has an unenviable task adjusting […]

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  • Europe Featured News Sadiq Khan hits out at burkini ban ahead of France trip

    Sadiq Khan hits out at burkini ban ahead of France trip

    Sadiq Khan has condemned the controversial beach “burkini” ban as he travels to France today to meet his Paris counterpart. The Mayor of London has met with Anne Hidalgo, the socialist Paris Mayor, to discuss air pollution and his #LondonIsOpen campaign. He will also meet with business leaders on his visit to the French capital. But Khan set the tone for his visit by speaking out about the benefits of integration, and confirming he will discuss how to improve community relations […]

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  • Featured News John Healey: 80,000 more families could face homelessness unless Theresa May reverses cuts

    John Healey: 80,000 more families could face homelessness unless Theresa May reverses cuts

    Some 80,000 families will be on the verge of homelessness every year if Theresa May does not reverse cuts to housing benefit and support for those already homeless, John Healey has warned. The Labour MP has published analysis which shows cuts to housing benefit, local authority support and a loss of 143,000 of council houses would result in tens of thousands more people becoming homeless. The former shadow Secretary for housing and planning saying the new Tory cabinet has an opportunity to reverse […]

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