Tag: Labour

Corbyn invites MPs to meet next week to discuss how to stop no-deal #Brexit

Corbyn invites MPs to meet next week to discuss how to stop no-deal #Brexit

| August 22, 2019

UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn MP (pictured) has invited leaders of other political parties and senior lawmakers from across parliament to meet to discuss all tactics available to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal, Labour said on Wednesday (21 August), writes Stephen Addison. The meeting will take place next Tuesday (27 August) […]

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Labour calls for grouse shooting review as #GloriousTwelfth begins

Labour calls for grouse shooting review as #GloriousTwelfth begins

| August 13, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party called on Monday (12 August) for a review into driven grouse shooting, saying the sport’s impact on the environment needed to be assessed, writes Michael Holden. Driven shooting involves a row of “beaters” walking and pushing out the birds, which can fly at speeds of up to 80 mph (130 kph), […]

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New UK PM must put #Brexit plan to second referendum, says Labour’s Corbyn

New UK PM must put #Brexit plan to second referendum, says Labour’s Corbyn

| July 10, 2019

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) challenged whoever becomes the country’s new prime minister to test their Brexit plan with a second referendum on European Union membership, saying his opposition party would campaign to remain, writes Elizabeth Piper. In a letter to Labour members, Corbyn said the party would campaign to stay in the EU […]

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Labour’s trade union backers support second referendum on #Brexit deal

Labour’s trade union backers support second referendum on #Brexit deal

| July 10, 2019

British trade union leaders linked to the opposition Labour Party have agreed to back a second referendum on any Brexit deal reached by the next Conservative prime minister or a no-deal exit, according to a copy of the agreement seen by Reuters, write Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) last month supported […]

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Labour narrowly denies #BrexitParty its first seat in parliament

Labour narrowly denies #BrexitParty its first seat in parliament

| June 7, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party narrowly held on to a parliamentary seat in eastern England on Friday (7 June), seeing off a challenge from Nigel Farage’s insurgent Brexit Party to win by fewer than 700 votes, writes Chris Radburn. The victory could ease pressure for now on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to throw his unequivocal support behind […]

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Labour’s Corbyn backs taking #Brexit back to the people, in election or public vote

Labour’s Corbyn backs taking #Brexit back to the people, in election or public vote

| May 27, 2019

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday (27 May) Brexit could only be resolved by taking the issue back to the people, either at a new national election or a public vote. “With the Conservatives disintegrating and unable to govern, and parliament deadlocked, this issue will have to go back to the people, […]

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Labour would pay £20 billion in #WaterNationalization – Sunday Times

Labour would pay £20 billion in #WaterNationalization – Sunday Times

| May 8, 2019

A future Labour government would offer shareholders in British water utilities a total of £20 billion in a nationalisation programme, compared with a current market value of around £44bn, the Sunday Times newspaper said, writes David Milliken. Citing extracts from an internal Labour Party briefing document, the newspaper said Labour only intended to compensate shareholders for […]

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