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  • Comment Europe Featured May’s big reveal – and the Brexit traps she is throwing down for Corbyn’s Labour

    May’s big reveal – and the Brexit traps she is throwing down for Corbyn’s Labour

    Theresa May has thrown down the gauntlet for Labour in her speech on Brexit today, when she began to lay down her government’s negotiating position. LabourList sets out the pitfalls that may lay ahead. Giving both houses of parliament a vote – a bold dare for Labour to “frustrate” things? May decided to call the opposition’s bluff. After her supposed success in getting parliament to vote for the triggering of article 50 – with Keir Starmer’s victory, forcing the Conservatives […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Scotland Dugdale: May’s speech put the needs of right-wing Tories before those of Britain

    Dugdale: May’s speech put the needs of right-wing Tories before those of Britain

    This is the full statement published today by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale following Theresa May’s Brexit speech. This was a speech designed more to appease the right wing of the Conservative Party, rather than one which put the best interests of the country first. We were promised an outward-looking vision of a reformed nation, but instead we got a plan for a more insular nation. This isn’t what many Leave supporters voted for. We are already a divided country, […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Corbyn: May is determined to use Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven on the shores of Europe

    Corbyn: May is determined to use Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven on the shores of Europe

    This is the full statement published by Jeremy Corbyn following Theresa May’s speech, on Brexit, in which she revealed that Britain would leave the single market. Theresa May has made clear that she is determined to use Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven on the shores of Europe. She makes out this is a negotiating threat to the 27 EU countries but it’s actually a threat to the British people’s jobs, services and living standards. We […]

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  • Europe Featured News Corbyn: “Enormous danger” in May’s plan for freedom of movement

    Corbyn: “Enormous danger” in May’s plan for freedom of movement

    Jeremy Corbyn today accused Theresa May of incoherence over her plans to pull Britain out of the single market. The Labour leader said May wanted to “have her cake and eat it” after she finally broke her silence over Brexit and provoked anger among business and unions by revealing her intention to bring Britain out of the world’s largest trading bloc. Corbyn said Labour would continue to push for access to the single market amid fears the prime minister had […]

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  • Featured News Unions Striking rail union calls on TUC general secretary to help broker peace deal

    Striking rail union calls on TUC general secretary to help broker peace deal

    The head of the trade union movement in Britain has been drafted in to chair talks over Southern Rail tomorrow after Aslef agreed to call off the next strike. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, will run the summit alongside Andy Meadows, the HR director of train company Abellio UK, which is not involved in the dispute. Today Aslef agreed to halt all action on Southern Rail due to be held on three days next week. A separate strike, […]

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