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Starmer launches UK #Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

Starmer launches UK #Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

| January 14, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer (pictured), the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, has pledged to end feuding within its ranks and take the fight to Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he wins the contest, writes Estelle Shirbon. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will step down after the party’s worst […]

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#Blair tells #Labour – Change or face dustbin of history

#Blair tells #Labour – Change or face dustbin of history

| December 19, 2019

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (pictured), Labour’s most successful election winner, on Wednesday (18 December) urged moderates in the party to grab back control from leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose brand of “quasi-revolutionary socialism” had failed, write Kylie MacLellan and Joanna Taylor. Outgoing Labour leader Corbyn has called for a period of reflection on Thursday’s […]

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#Conservative and #Labour spending plans lack credibility – #IFS

#Conservative and #Labour spending plans lack credibility – #IFS

| November 28, 2019

Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives nor the opposition Labour Party have credible plans to manage Britain’s public finances, the Institute for Fiscal studies think tank said today (27 November), two weeks before a national election, write William Schomberg and Andy Bruce. The governing Conservatives, ahead in the polls, published an election manifesto on Sunday […]

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Over half of #Labour voters in last election want #Corbyn to quit – poll

Over half of #Labour voters in last election want #Corbyn to quit – poll

| September 23, 2019

More than half of voters who backed Britain’s opposition Labour Party at a 2017 election think it is now time for leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) to stand down, an opinion poll showed on Monday (23 September), writes William James of Reuters. Corbyn is holding his party’s annual conference in the English coastal resort of Brighton, […]

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Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

| September 19, 2019

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday (18 September) to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a “credible” deal or staying in the bloc if he wins power, but declined to say which side he favoured, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper of Reuters. With an early election increasingly likely […]

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Labour Party deputy leader: We need #Brexit referendum before election

Labour Party deputy leader: We need #Brexit referendum before election

| September 13, 2019

Britain needs to hold another referendum on leaving the European Union before any national election is held, Tom Watson (pictured), the deputy leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said on Wednesday (11 September), writes Costas Pitas of Reuters. “So let’s deal with Brexit, in a referendum, where every person can have their say, and […]

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#Conservatives retain large lead over #Labour – poll

#Conservatives retain large lead over #Labour – poll

| September 12, 2019

Britain’s governing Conservatives retain a significant lead over the opposition Labour Party according to a poll published on Wednesday as the country could soon hold an election to break the Brexit stalemate, writes Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party had the support of 38% of voters in the Kantar online survey conducted […]

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