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  • Europe Featured News Calls grow for an emergency Labour conference on Brexit

    Calls grow for an emergency Labour conference on Brexit

    Soft-left activist group Open Labour has today joined calls for the Labour Party to hold an emergency conference on Brexit, adding to the voice of TSSA chief Manuel Cortes who made the demand last month. The grassroots organisation hopes such a move would clarify and update Labour’s Brexit policy ahead of an ever more likely snap general election. It expects that conference would opt to support continued membership of the EU while advocating reform. Leeds North West MP and Open […]

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  • Featured News There is just one question worth asking. Will Brexiteers pull the plug on this government?

    There is just one question worth asking. Will Brexiteers pull the plug on this government?

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. Theresa May survived last night’s ballot on her party leadership by 200 votes to 117, with over a third of her MPs electing to end her reign. The result of the secret ballot was announced in a room filled with lobby journalists, plus a few MPs, on committee room corridor in parliament at exactly 9pm. As Sir Graham Brady (currently 1922 Committee chair, though that could be coming to […]

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  • Featured News Theresa May wins Tory confidence vote by 200 to 117

    Theresa May wins Tory confidence vote by 200 to 117

    Theresa May has won the Tory confidence vote in her leadership by 200 to 117. The figure of 117 out of 317 Conservative MPs voting against the Prime Minister in the secret ballot is not expected to lead to her resignation as leader, but is a higher number than expected. More than double the threshold of MPs required to trigger the no-confidence vote, which stood at 48 this morning, cast a ballot saying they had no confidence in May as […]

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  • Featured News Tory MP who sent violent sexual texts to constituents has whip restored

    Tory MP who sent violent sexual texts to constituents has whip restored

    Tory MP Andrew Griffiths was forced to resign from his ministerial post in July, when it was revealed that he sent thousands of mostly violent and sexual text messages to two female constituents. Now, today of all days, the backbencher has had the party whip restored. Griffiths will be able to cast a ballot in the Tory leadership confidence vote tonight, and has confirmed that he plans to support Theresa May. “Theresa May has shown huge determination and bravery in […]

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  • Featured News PMQs: Five key points to take away from the latest head-to-head

    PMQs: Five key points to take away from the latest head-to-head

    1. Theresa May has made no progress on Brexit. “Having told the media this morning that she’s made progress can she now update the House on what changes she has secured to her deal?” The Prime Minister couldn’t answer Jeremy Corbyn’s first question, not that this is unusual. The opposition leader wants to “create chaos” in the country, she said, apparently unaware of the irony, and he “couldn’t care less” what progress has been made because Labour will vote against […]

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