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  • Featured News Video Highlights: Corbyn’s Brexit interview with Peston

    Highlights: Corbyn’s Brexit interview with Peston

    In an interview with ITV’s Robert Peston, Jeremy Corbyn talked about Theresa May’s Brexit deal, another referendum and a vote of no confidence. Here are the highlights. 1. On when Labour will call a no-confidence vote in the government… Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, an early election can only be held: if a motion for an early general election is agreed either by at least two-thirds of the whole House or without division; or if a motion of no confidence […]

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  • Featured News Anti-fascists outnumber far-right at London protests, say Momentum

    Anti-fascists outnumber far-right at London protests, say Momentum

    Anti-fascist protestors outnumbered Tommy Robinson supporters at the demonstrations in London today by almost five to one, according to Momentum. The Corbynite group said that although Robinson had the support of Ukip, he mobilised under 3,000 people, whereas an estimated 15,000 joined its counter-protest. Laura Parker, Momentum’s national coordinator, described the rival turnout as a “huge blow for Tommy Robinson and his vile, hate-fuelled politics”. She said: “This is a victory for the vast majority of people in our country […]

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  • Europe Featured News Video WATCH: Fresh referendum takes place “if absolutely necessary”, says Trickett

    WATCH: Fresh referendum takes place “if absolutely necessary”, says Trickett

    Jon Trickett has suggested Labour would only back another EU referendum if it became “absolutely necessary” and the party had shown to the public that other options had been exhausted. The Shadow Cabinet Office Minister expressed doubts to Sky’s Sophy Ridge today that a fresh public vote on the UK’s relationship with EU would break the gridlock in parliament. “I don’t think we can say a referendum is the only possible alternative and let me explain why,” Trickett said. “We […]

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  • Featured News TUC takes a stand against Theresa May’s Brexit deal in letter to MPs

    TUC takes a stand against Theresa May’s Brexit deal in letter to MPs

    Frances O’Grady has sent MPs a letter setting out the reasons for which trade unions will not be supporting the final Brexit deal and why parliament shouldn’t either. The general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) shared a copy of the open letter on her Twitter page on Friday, saying that “this is a bad deal for working people.” In the letter, O’Grady notes that “after the transition, there is nothing to stop UK workers’ rights failing far behind the […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Council by-elections: Labour holds on to Leicester seat with nearly 90% of the vote

    Council by-elections: Labour holds on to Leicester seat with nearly 90% of the vote

    Labour held onto the seat of Belgrave in Leicester in yesterday’s council by-elections with a staggering 17 point increase in the vote share. The by-election was triggered by the death of Labour councillor Mo Chohan, who passed away in October. The party selected Padmini Chamund to replace him. Leicester is a strong Labour constituency, with neighbouring Latimar having voted 81% for the party back in 2011. But Chamund’s campaign yielded even stronger results, with 86.6% of the electorate choosing Labour. In […]

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