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  • Europe Featured News PMQs: May refuses to rule out Brexit delay or customs union

    PMQs: May refuses to rule out Brexit delay or customs union

    If you’re a fan of the film Groundhog Day, you’ll love PMQs. A cynical party leader finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he visits the despatch box in the small town of Westminster to film a report about the Brexit process. Yes, as ever, Theresa May refused to answer any of the questions posed by Jeremy Corbyn, who made valiant efforts to get something, anything, out of the Prime Minister on the next steps for […]

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  • Featured News Video WATCH: Sarah Jones on “stench of complacency” about government Grenfell response

    WATCH: Sarah Jones on “stench of complacency” about government Grenfell response

    In a question to the Prime Minister today, Labour MP and shadow housing minister Sarah Jones said there was a “stench of complacency” about the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Jones pointed out that 19 months after the fire, 85% of towers across the country are still clad in flammable material and many council buildings do not have sprinklers. There is a “stench of complacency” about government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, says Labour’s Sarah Jones, raising […]

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  • Comment Featured How Labour could improve its offer on mental health

    How Labour could improve its offer on mental health

    Last month, a sparsely populated room heard Sir Professor Simon Wessley launch the Mental Health Act Review in his role as the review’s chair. It was not just the small numbers in attendance for the launch but also its content that served as an underwhelming culmination of a process that started in May 2017. In a speech given to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Theresa May promised to tackle the “burning injustice” of mental health problems, announcing a review of […]

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  • Featured News Tory election panic. Is it justified?

    Tory election panic. Is it justified?

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. “Are Labour trying to block Brexit?” That was the subject line of an email from Brandon Lewis to Tory supporters last night. The party chair pointed to Labour’s new amendment as proof that the opposition is moving towards another referendum. “One thing is for sure – they simply can’t be trusted to keep any promise they make to respect the result of the referendum,” the email reads. Of […]

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  • Featured News Ann Henderson election as equalities committee chair sparks transphobia row

    Ann Henderson election as equalities committee chair sparks transphobia row

    The election of Ann Henderson as chair of the equalities sub-committee within Labour’s national executive committee today has sparked a row among party activists over transphobia. Commenting on the annual general meeting result, LGBT Labour released a statement this afternoon, which read: “We are appalled by the election of Ann Henderson to the chair of the Labour Party NEC equalities sub-committee given her history of sharing material that has been described as transphobic. “This is not only a kick in the […]

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