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  • Featured News Yvette Cooper: Nigel Farage plays into the hands of extremists with his divisive response to terror attacks

    Yvette Cooper: Nigel Farage plays into the hands of extremists with his divisive response to terror attacks

    “Unless Nigel Farage is talking about putting vetting and border controls around Kent,” it is unclear what he wants to achieve by talking about immigration in response to Wednesday’s terror attack, Yvette Cooper has said. Cooper attacked the former UKIP leader for his “divisive” response which “plays into the hands of extremists”. “Terrorists and extremists want to divide us,” she added. Cooper, the chair of the home affairs select committee, praised the police and security services for their work, saying […]

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  • Europe Featured News Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would not block an early general election

    Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would not block an early general election

    Westminster should not block a second independence referendum, but the SNP’s economic policy would be disastrous for Scots, Jeremy Corbyn has said. He said that “having it during the Brexit negotiations would be a bad idea” but that if it is voted for by the Scottish parliament it must happen. Corbyn said that the rumours of an affiliation between Unite and Momentum are a “fiction”, as he congratulated the pro-Corbyn group for their inaugural conference yesterday. “We need total accountability at […]

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  • Europe Featured News Keir Starmer: It would be very damaging to crash out of the EU without a deal

    Keir Starmer: It would be very damaging to crash out of the EU without a deal

    “I accept we won’t be members, but we must be partners” of the EU, Keir Starmer has said today. Laying out his six tests for the Brexit deal, Starmer was clear that Britain should get the “exact same benefits” from the single market and customs union, saying that this is what David Davis, the Brexit secretary, has said in parliament is what the government is aiming for. Fair management of migration is another key principle for Starmer, with free movement […]

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  • Featured News Wales Child burial fees scrapped in Wales after campaign from Carolyn Harris

    Child burial fees scrapped in Wales after campaign from Carolyn Harris

    Costs associated with burying a child are to be covered by the Welsh government, after a campaign from Carolyn Harris. Harris, MP for Swansea East and shadow home office minister, has seen her campaign fulfilled by Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones. Jones announced the policy at Welsh Labour’s conference today in Llandudno, praising her campaigning efforts. Harris herself lost a child aged eight in 1989, and had to borrow money to pay for his funeral costs. She said to Wales […]

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  • Featured News Margaret Beckett becomes longest serving woman MP in history

    Margaret Beckett becomes longest serving woman MP in history

    Margaret Beckett has become the longest serving woman MP of all time. Beckett has in total the longest amount of time spent in the commons of any woman. She has not got the record of continuous service though, as has served as MP for two seats – first for Lincoln from 1974-79, then for Derby South from the 1983 general to today. She has served as leader of the opposition, after John Smith’s death, and was only the second woman […]

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