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  • Europe Featured News Scotland Weekly survey: IndyRef2, Starmer’s six tests and rural Labour’s appeal

    Weekly survey: IndyRef2, Starmer’s six tests and rural Labour’s appeal

    Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear he will not block a second Scottish independence referendum in Westminster if Scottish Parliament vote for it. What do you think? Under such circumstances should Labour support a second referendum or try to block it? This week Keir Starmer laid out Labour’s six tests for Brexit. One of them was that the Brexit deal must guarantee the “exact same benefits” as we currently have as members of the single market and the customs union. […]

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  • co-op Comment Featured Cleveland’s cooperatives show us how to solve the problems of deindustrialisation

    Cleveland’s cooperatives show us how to solve the problems of deindustrialisation

    Normally you only hear people in British politics discussing the US state of Ohio during Presidential elections. But Cleveland, Ohio has been on the lips of many in recent weeks because Ted Howard the architect of the so-called Cleveland model has been in the UK. The visionary approach that he and his colleagues at the Democracy Collaborative have taken to creating local sustainable growth and jobs in Cleveland is gaining growing attention this side of the pond. Cleveland is a […]

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  • Featured News Osborne should step down as an MP – reader survey results

    Osborne should step down as an MP – reader survey results

    Nine out of ten readers are clear that George Osborne should not be allowed to combine his duties as a member of parliament whilst taking on a new role as editor of the Evening Standard.  Some 89 per cent feel he must step down as Tatton MP, with just nine per cent of readers thinking he could combine the two. Two per cent were unsure. Osborne’s shock appointment has worried many – with Clive Lewis warning that it could pose a […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured The prime minister needs to face down Brexiteers who would sever ties with Europe –  Starmer’s speech

    The prime minister needs to face down Brexiteers who would sever ties with Europe – Starmer’s speech

    This is the full speech which the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer gave to Chatham House today on Labour’s demands for the deal.  In a little over 48 hours’ time, the Prime Minister will inform the European Council that the UK intends to leave the EU. That will signal the start of the most complex and important set of negotiations undertaken by any British Government since the end of World War II. Chatham House has seen many debates over the […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Dugdale demands May negotiate best Brexit deal for Scotland

    Dugdale demands May negotiate best Brexit deal for Scotland

    Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has outlined the best Brexit deal for Scotland, which includes maintaining access to the single market. Ahead of article 50 being triggered on Wednesday, Dugdale has written a letter to Theresa May demanding the prime minister secure a deal “that allows us to retain what is best about our relationship with the EU while remaining an integral part of the UK”. In the letter she recognises that Scotland “as a whole” didn’t vote for Brexit. […]

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