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  • Comment Featured These last two weeks have proved that with Corbyn, Labour can move to government

    These last two weeks have proved that with Corbyn, Labour can move to government

    Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn roasted Theresa May at her own Queen’s Speech, citing her ineffectual leadership and botched deal with the DUP as proof that it is time for her to resign and make way for a Labour government. In the run up to the general election Corbyn went from strength to strength as May’s awfully conceived manifesto – including items on fox hunting, cutting free school meals and a dementia tax – was firmly rejected by the British public. But […]

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  • Comment Featured Unions We are ready for an election at any time – Corbyn’s speech to Unison conference

    We are ready for an election at any time – Corbyn’s speech to Unison conference

    This is the full text of the speech Jeremy Corbyn gave to Unison’s conference Thank you for inviting me here today to your annual conference. It is a great pleasure to be back in Brighton for the first time since the election. Not only did the Labour Party increase our majority in Hove from just over 1,000 to almost 19,000 but we also gained Brighton Kemptown. The brilliant Lloyd Russell-Moyle turned a Tory majority of almost 700 into a Labour […]

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  • Featured News Poll puts Corbyn ahead of May as to who makes the best prime minister

    Poll puts Corbyn ahead of May as to who makes the best prime minister

    Jeremy Corbyn has moved ahead of Theresa May for the first time on the question of who would make the best prime minister. In a survey, some 35 per cent said they would rather have the Labour leader in number 10, with 34 per cent favouring May. The YouGov survey for The Times suggests that people are still strongly split on referendum lines, with just 20 per cent of Remain voters favouring May and Corbyn gathering just 19 per cent support from […]

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  • Comment Featured Love it or loathe it, Progress is here to stay despite Sainsbury funding shock

    Love it or loathe it, Progress is here to stay despite Sainsbury funding shock

    It is the end of an era that will have Corbynistas dancing in the streets and Blairites staring moodily into their lattes. Lord Sainsbury has drawn a line under his funding for Progress, the New Labour think tank, after two decades. It will be interpreted as a defeat for Progress and the brand of politics it has represented for so long. The decision by the supermarket heir and former minister to walk away at the end of this year may […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Council by-elections: Labour vote leaps as party holds Sheffield seat

    Council by-elections: Labour vote leaps as party holds Sheffield seat

    Labour saw its vote share rise as it held on to the one ward it was defending in last night’s council by-elections. Yesterday saw five council votes, with the Tories defending three, Labour seeking to retain one, and a further seat a free-for-all. The Tories held their seats in rural England while and Labour’s vote share rose in two of the three seats declared. In Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield, Labour held the ward with a 6.8 point rise in […]

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