PMQs erupts as Corbyn savages council cuts – ‘George Orwell would’ve been proud’

Jeremy Corbyn launched a furious attack today on Tory council cuts declaring: "George Orwell would have been proud". Labour's leader quoted the writer – who invented words like "doublespeak" to describe government spin – as he warned a new so-called "fairer" funding model could decimate town halls in poor areas. The method for handing councils government cash is changing to […]

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Meet Labour’s candidate for Newport West – Jeremy Corbyn’s next election test

Patting Monty the nine-year-old miniature dachsund is one of the highlights as Ruth Jones pounds the streets bidding to becomes Westminster’s newest MP. Tucking into a blueberry and lavender sponge cake made by a Great British Bake Off contestant is another as she studies crucial data from campaign teams. Married Ms Jones, 56, is Labour ’s candidate for the Newport […]

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Theresa May’s ‘shameless’ £1.6m Brexit bung for towns isn’t even new money

Theresa May’s £1.6 billion ’shameless bung’ to MPs in a bid to get them to back her Brexit deal is not new money, it has been revealed. Much of Government’s ‘Stronger Towns Fund’ Much will be distributed to Leave-voting Labour heartlands to give communities a boost after leaving the EU. Angry Labour MPs accused the Prime Minister of trying to […]

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Labour will not support tonight’s vote for a second Brexit referendum

The Labour Party will NOT back an amendment tonight which would see MPs call for a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said the party would not whip MPs to support Independent MP Sarah Wollaston ‘s amendment tonight. The Mirror understands Labour whips will instruct MPs to abstain. Responding to a question from Anna […]

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Labour may have unlawfully discriminated against Jews says human rights body

The Labour Party is facing a legal probe from the Equality and Human Rights Commission over complaints about anti-Semitism. The EHRC announced it was "considering" the move today in a shock statement saying Labour "may have unlawfully discriminated" against people due to their religion. The group has the power to demand evidence from the party and will be able to […]

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