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  • Europe Featured News Corbyn stays tight-lipped on whether he will whip Labour MPs on article 50 vote

    Corbyn stays tight-lipped on whether he will whip Labour MPs on article 50 vote

    Jeremy Corbyn today vowed he would not block Britain from issuing the formal trigger to leave the EU but refused to say if he would whip Labour MPs to ensure they voted in favour of article 50. He said Labour would seek to amend the bill on key areas, such as the protection of workers’ rights, but three times declined to answer the question of whether he would impose a whip, when the vote is put before the Commons. Any MP […]

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  • Europe Featured News Seats and Selections Labour aims to fend off UKIP by completing Stoke selection this week

    Labour aims to fend off UKIP by completing Stoke selection this week

    Labour has confirmed it will push ahead with a quick selection process in Stoke in a bid to fend off the threat posed by UKIP and the Tories. Officials will complete the selection for Stoke-on-Trent Central this week after the party said it would hold the Potteries by-election, triggered by the resignation of Tristram Hunt, above, on the same day as the Copeland poll next month. The deadline for applications to be the candidate in Stoke will be 10am tomorrow, Monday […]

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  • Featured News Labour demands urgent inquiry over “failed” Trident weapon test

    Labour demands urgent inquiry over “failed” Trident weapon test

    Labour has demanded an inquiry over claims the Trident nuclear deterrent “failed” in a test off the coast of the US shortly before Theresa May became prime minister. The weapon experienced a serious malfunction, which was “covered up” by Downing Street, just weeks before a crucial Commons vote on its future, the Sunday Times reported. Today a former Labour defence minister demanded answers over the Trident II D5 missile test, which took place from a British submarine near Florida in […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Wayne David: Labour was an early backer of Nato – now it is needed more than ever

    Wayne David: Labour was an early backer of Nato – now it is needed more than ever

    Increasingly, we live in an uncertain world. In many parts of the globe there is conflict, instability and tension and it is therefore essential that Labour understands that the defence and protection of the British people must be the objective of our defence policy. Given the size of our country, the rapidly changing nature of defence technology and the increasing interdependence of the global community, it is imperative that we realise that Britain’s defence depends in large part on our […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Corbyn and Ashworth boost NHS campaign effort in Copeland and Stoke

    Corbyn and Ashworth boost NHS campaign effort in Copeland and Stoke

    Jeremy Corbyn and Jon Ashworth led Labour’s effort on the doorstep in Copeland and Stoke today as the party took part in hundreds of events around the country during a national campaign day on the NHS. The leader condemned the Tories’ handling of the health service when he joined Labour candidate Gillian Troughton, a former doctor, in Copeland. At the same time Ashworth delivered a stinging attack on the Tories and UKIP when he joined campaigning efforts in Stoke-on-Trent Central. The shadow health […]

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