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Abbott ‘worries’ about Labour Brexit policy

Diane Abbot has become the latest senior Labour figure to express concerns about the party’s policy on Brexit. The shadow home secretary – one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies – said she was “beginning to worry” whether the party had got its strategy right. Her intervention will add to the ...

8 out of the 10 biggest tax havens are British territories

Britain has been described as the “greatest enabler of corporate tax avoidance in the world” after it was revealed eight out of the ten jurisdictions with the highest corporate tax haven scores are British territories. Research by the Tax Justice Network found the UK and its “corporate tax haven network” ...

MPs set to leave Labour and launch new party

In the biggest split in the Labour party since the 1980s, when the breakaway SDP was formed, it is expected that a number if MPs are set to leave Labour today, There have been rumours swirling for sometime, and momentum for the plan appeared to be increasing last week. It ...

Government defeated in Commons for third day in a row

The Conservatives have been dubbed a "zombie party" after they were defeated in the House of Commons for the third day in a row. Not a single Tory voted to support the government in an appeal to change the horse racing betting levy order in a joint regulatory reform committee. ...

People’s Vote should be top of Labour’s agenda

After 4 days of a party conference where Brexit agenda issues were conspicuous by their absence we finally got some clarity on Labour’s position on Brexit. They want a general election at any cost. A huge surge of support for a national referendum on the final Brexit deal has been ...

Calls for action as UK economic growth grinds to a halt

Polling shows the public expect a recession within the next 2 years GMB, Britain’s general union, has called on the Government to 'get it's act together' as ONS figures released this morning showed GDP struggling at just 0.1% growth in the first quarter of 2018. Recent polling by Survation on ...

Pay in real terms won’t be back to 2007 level until 2025

Shocking new analysis by the Resolution Foundation has revealed pay in real terms won’t be back to 2007 level until 2025. According to the research average annual pay peaked in the autumn of 2007 at £31,644 (in 2016 prices). Once inflation is taken into account, average pay will not be back at ...

List of 114 MPs voted against Article 50 bill, brave or foolish?

114 MPs voted against giving the European Union (Notification of Withdrawl) Bill a second reading. The Bill gives Theresa May the power to invoke Article 50 and start the two year, irreversible process of Brexit. The group included 50 SNP MPs, 47 Labour, seven Liberal Democrats alongside Tory Ken Clarke ...

The 74 MPs who plan to vote against triggering Article 50

These are the 74 MPs who plan to vote against triggering Article 50 after the Supreme Court ruled that Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering Britain's exit from the European Union. The MPs will be viewed by many as not only wreaking havoc among the parliamentary Brexiters but also defying ...

Jeremy Corbyn’s Win is Good News, Even if you Don’t Agree with him

By David Binder So, apparently the ‘unthinkable’ has happened. In shock news, the polls (and YouGov in particular) were absolutely spot on and Jeremy Corbyn, maverick socialist, was by some distance elected leader of the Labour Party. It's clear, given the massive margin of victory, that his views and general ...

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