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  • Comment Featured Richard Corbett: May’s Florentine fudge simply highlighted Tory divisions

    Richard Corbett: May’s Florentine fudge simply highlighted Tory divisions

    Ever since Guy Verhofstadt let slip that the monthly Brexit negotiating round was to be put back a week so that Theresa May could make an important proclamation, speculation about the content of her speech has been rife. But, flying all the way to Florence, with a large entourage, pursued by an army of journalists, to give a speech that she could have given in London – or directly to the 27 presidents and prime ministers of the EU countries […]

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  • Featured News Unions Labour can’t accept a Brexit deal that ends free movement, says pro-Corbyn union

    Labour can’t accept a Brexit deal that ends free movement, says pro-Corbyn union

    A pro-Corbyn trade union leader has submitted an emergency motion to Labour conference that would commit the party to opposing any Brexit deal that would end free movement. Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA, said: “This motion will ensure Labour resist this pernicious attack on working people’s liberty by ensuring the Tory attempt to ban free movement is opposed at every opportunity.” Cortes was one of Jeremy Corbyn’s earliest backers and his union is affiliated to Momentum. The motion […]

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  • Comment Featured Unions Brexit must not be allowed to threaten the Good Friday Agreement

    Brexit must not be allowed to threaten the Good Friday Agreement

    Owen Smith, the shadow Northern Ireland secretary, has commented on his forthcoming speech at next Tuesday’s conference fringe organised by the Labour Party Irish Society (LPIS) and the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), “Brexit: The Irish Questions”. The meeting aims to forge an unprecedented campaigning partnership between labour movements in Britain and Ireland, in defence of the Good Friday Agreement and the economy of the North. The panel of frontbenchers and party leaders also include shadow Brexit minister Jenny […]

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  • Featured News Unions “Brave” decision over “nasty company” – labour movement reacts as Sadiq pulls Uber’s London licence

    “Brave” decision over “nasty company” – labour movement reacts as Sadiq pulls Uber’s London licence

    Uber has had its licenced revoked in London in a bold move by Transport for London. The ride hailing app has been accused of multiple infractions, including over workers’ rights and passenger safety. They are also accused of using complex measures to minimise their tax bill. Sadiq Khan said: “I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and new technology and to be a natural home for exciting new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and […]

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  • Europe Featured News Remain would win if the referendum was rerun, shock new poll claims

    Remain would win if the referendum was rerun, shock new poll claims

    If the EU referendum was held again, Remain would win, according to a new poll. The British public have turned their backs on the idea of Brexit just as Theresa May heads to Florence to make a key speech on her plans for a post-European future. The new poll shows that the results would flip, with 52 per cent now backing staying put, and 48 backing leaving, a little over a year since the landmark decision was made, the poll […]

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