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  • Comment Europe Featured The Tories want to turn Brexit Britain into a low wage tax haven – Corbyn

    The Tories want to turn Brexit Britain into a low wage tax haven – Corbyn

    Mr Speaker, I would like to thank the Prime Minister for the advance copy of her statement. Today we embark on the country’s most important negotiations in modern times. The British people made the decision to leave the European Union and Labour respects that decision. The next steps along this journey are the most crucial and if the Prime Minister is to unite this country, as she says she aims to do the Government needs to listen, consult and represent […]

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  • Europe Featured News The government is “utterly complacent” – Labour figures react to May triggering A50

    The government is “utterly complacent” – Labour figures react to May triggering A50

    Theresa May has triggered article 50. May struck a conciliatory note in the Commons and said she wants a ‘deep and special’ partnership with the EU. Figures from across the labour movement reacted to May’s speech. In the Commons Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the government for being “utterly complacent” about the impending negotiations with the EU. He attacked Philip Hammond, chancellor, for saying previously the UK can’t have its cake and eat it. Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, said […]

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  • Europe Featured News Unions Most important negotiations of modern times – Corbyn and O’Grady react to A50

    Most important negotiations of modern times – Corbyn and O’Grady react to A50

    The country is embarking upon its “most important negotiations in modern times” today, as Theresa May triggers article 50, Jeremy Corbyn has said. There is no doubt that the country will change, he adds, but that whilst the Tories want to “turn our country into a low wage tax haven”, Labour is “determined to ensure we can rebuild and transform Britain, so no one and no community is left behind.” The prime minister will formally begin the negotiating process to […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Wales Labour say constitution “no longer fit for purpose” as devolution taskforce meets

    Labour say constitution “no longer fit for purpose” as devolution taskforce meets

    Labour has said the UK’s constitution is “no longer fit for purpose” as the party’s devolution taskforce meets in Cardiff today. The taskforce which will look at how to redistribute powers and resources across all nations and regions after Brexit. Today article 50 will be triggered by Theresa May. Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will also host the taskforce’s meeting in Cardiff on the day Article 50 to consider how to redistribute power across the […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland Kezia Dugdale: Our Labour values mean we must fight for a federalised Union

    Kezia Dugdale: Our Labour values mean we must fight for a federalised Union

    Today, the UK is more fragile than it has ever been. Yesterday, the Scottish Parliament voted for a second referendum on leaving the UK, just a day after talks over the future of devolved government in Northern Ireland broke down. And in England and Wales, people across the country are looking on today as the Tory government presses ahead with Brexit, in full knowledge that without a plan people will be made worse off. The future of our country has […]

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