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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Nuclear power will have a place in Britain’s future, Corbyn tells Copeland members

    Nuclear power will have a place in Britain’s future, Corbyn tells Copeland members

    Jeremy Corbyn used his quiet visit to the Copeland by-election to tell Labour members he would give his backing for plans to develop nuclear energy plants. The party leader made the day trip to the constituency – which includes the Sellafield plant – yesterday to explain his support for new nuclear power as part of Britain’s “energy mix”. The dash to West Cumbria came after the Tories printed thousands of leaflets in which they highlighted Corbyn’s previous statements critical of nuclear […]

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  • Europe Featured News Unions Trump trade deal must not be used to sell off NHS, MPs and union tell May

    Trump trade deal must not be used to sell off NHS, MPs and union tell May

    Leading Labour MPs and a union boss have joined forces with figures from across the political spectrum to demand Theresa May does not “sacrifice” the NHS and Britain’s environmental protections in the name of a trade deal with Donald Trump. A series of prominent figures, including shadow cabinet minister Jon Ashworth, and Unison general secretary Dave Prentis, warned against a hasty deal with the US president election that could jeopardise the future of key aspects of British life. They spoke out, […]

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  • Comment Featured Free schools: A project cooked up by Tories who claim to be committed to social mobility has failed our children

    Free schools: A project cooked up by Tories who claim to be committed to social mobility has failed our children

    Last week saw the demise of yet another free school. Southwark Primary, which opened four-and-a-half-years ago in temporary buildings, will hastily close by February half-term never having made it to its permanent site, after being developed at great public expense. As Southwark council steps in to pick up the pieces and find places for children at other local schools it is difficult not to grind the axe about the government’s free school programme. We remain pragmatic that the programme is […]

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  • Comment Featured Barry Gardiner: Trump’s trade deal must protect the NHS from US healthcare firms

    Barry Gardiner: Trump’s trade deal must protect the NHS from US healthcare firms

    This is the full statement published by Barry Gardiner, shadow secretary of state for international trade, after Donald Trump indicated he was ready to sign a trade deal with Britain. A strong bilateral trade relationship with the United States is very much in Britain’s interest. But the danger is that the Government ends up sacrificing key sectors of British industry in order to get a deal done quickly. Labour want a deal that creates opportunities for our SMEs to access […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Corbyn, Rayner and Jarvis hit the by-election campaign trail in Copeland

    Corbyn, Rayner and Jarvis hit the by-election campaign trail in Copeland

    Jeremy Corbyn and a host of current and former frontbenchers including Angela Rayner and Dan Jarvis have joined the campaign in Copeland. The Labour leader went to meet members and candidates in the West Cumbria seat yesterday. Labour has yet to indicate the date of the by-election but last week shortlisted three local women as contenders to defend Jamie Reed’s 2,564 majority. Corbyn’s visit to Copeland came as Jarvis, a former shadow minister, and Cat Smith, the shadow deputy leader […]

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