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Labour Members Warned To Stop 'Abusive' Behaviour Or Be Banned From Leadership Contest

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2016 | (12:03)


Labour members have been warned they will be banned from voting in the party’s leadership election if they are found to have been engaged in “abusive” behaviour.


In a statement issued on Monday morning, the party’s general secretary Iain McNicol said he would be taking “further action”...

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Shadow Cabinet Minister 'Not Surprised' If MI5 Working To Destabilise Jeremy Corbyn

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2016 | (09:32)

Labour’s shadow chief secretary to the Treasury has said...

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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party Has A 'Culture Of Bullying,' Says Ex-Shadow Cabinet Minister Seema Malhotra

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2016 | (09:05)


There is a “culture of bullying” in the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn which he needs to stop, a former shadow cabinet minister has said.


Seema Malhotra has accused aides to shadow chancellor John McDonnell of entering her House of Commons office without permission leaving her staff...

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John McDonnell Makes Extraordinary Direct-To-Camera Appeal To Labour MPs Not To 'Destroy' Party

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2016 | (09:47)


John McDonnell today made an unusual straight-to-camera appeal to Labour members and MPs to warn them not to “destroy” the party - as a bruising leadership campaign gets underway.


Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme this morning, the shadow chancellor also said he and Jeremy Corbyn would...

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Owen Smith Says Jeremy Corbyn Is Running Labour Like Sports Direct

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2016 | (11:33)

Jeremy Corbyn is managing the Labour Party in a similar...

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Jeremy Corbyn Tells Owen Smith To 'Come On Board' And Support The NHS

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2016 | (11:35)

Jeremy Corbyn has told Owen Smith he should come “fully on board” with the NHS being “totally public”, as the Labour leader’s reelection campaign targeted the former shadow work...

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Diane Abbott Blames 'Sulking' Labour MPs For Sabotaging Jeremy Corbyn's PMQs Performance

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2016 | (08:55)


Diane Abbott has accused Labour MPs of sabotaging Jeremy Corbyn’s performance against Theresa May during prime minister’s questions yesterday, accusing them of “sulking” and not cheering loud enough.


The shadow health secretary also this morning tore into Owen Smith, who is challenging Corbyn for the leadership, for...

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Labour MPs Are Tory 'Sleeper' Agents Jeremy Corbyn Rally Told As Leadership Campaign Begins

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (21:35)


Labour MPs who want Jeremy Corbyn to be toppled are Conservative Party “sleeper” agents and the decision to suspend local party meetings in the face of threats to MPs is a “smear campaign” against the party leader, a rally organised to support him has heard.


On Wednesday evening...

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Theresa May Mocks And Taunts Jeremy Corbyn During Her First PMQs

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (12:16)

A confident Theresa May today used her first appearance at prime minister’s questions since moving into No.10 to exploit the rift in the Labour Party over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. 

Corbyn used one of his questions to the new MP to press her on the exploitation of workers.

May told the Labour leader, who is facing a leadership challenge amid open revolt from his MPs, she suspected “there are many members on the Opposition benches who might be familiar with an unscrupulous boss”.

“A boss who doesn’t listen to his workers, a boss who requires some of his workers to double their workload. A boss who exploits the rules to further his own career.”

Leaning over the Despatch Box in a manner than inevitably led to comparisons with Margaret Thatcher and may even have been a rehearsed impression of the former PM, May asked Corbyn: “Remind him of anybody?”

Corbyn has struggled to fill all his shadow ministerial positions after scores of MPs resigned from his frontbench. He has attempted to solve the problem by handing some shadow cabinet ministers more than one portfolio.

The next leader of the Labour Party will be a man, after Angela Eagle stood aside to allow Owen Smith a clear run at toppling Jeremy Corbyn.

A fact that was not lost on May. “In my years in this House I have long heard the Labour Party asking what the Conservative Party does for women,” she said. “Well, just keeps making us prime minister.”

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Owen Smith Reveals He Has Never Taken Viagra And Does Not Need To

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (09:19)


Owen Smith helpfully volunteered early this morning he has never taken Viagra and has never “needed” to.


The Labour leadership candidate, who faces a hard fight to topple Jeremy Corbyn, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain he was like the “Duracell bunny” - when it came to campaigning.

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Owen Smith Denies Claims He Backs NHS Privatisation As Labour Leadership Battle Begins

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (08:14)


Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has been forced to deny accusations he has been in favour of privatising the NHS.


Before entering parliament, Smith worked as head of government affairs for US drug company Pfizer. The Times this morning quoted an ally of Jeremy Corbyn branding Smith...

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Nick Clegg Returns To Frontline Politics As Lib Dem Brexit Spokesman

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (15:13)


Nick Clegg will return to frontline politics today after being appointed the Lib Dem’s Brexit spokesperson.


The former deputy prime minister did not take a role in Tim Farron’s top team after stepping down as Lib Dem leader last year.


His new role as European Union...

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Boris Johnson Accused Of Telling 'Outright Lies' During Super Awkward Press Conference With John Kerry

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (14:39)

Boris Johnson was accused...

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John Kerry Just Smashed His Head On The Door Of No.10 Downing Street

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (12:09)

John Kerry is in London today to hold talks following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

And he smashed his head on the door of No.10 Downing...

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Newt Gingrich Says Republican Donald Trump Problem Not As Bad As Labour's Jeremy Corbyn Divisions

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (09:52)


Donald Trump fought off a chaotic and televised attempt by members of his own party to derail his presidential nomination last night, amid fears his candidacy would not only hand the White House to Hilary Clinton but damage the re-election chances of other Republican candidates in November.

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Hilary Benn Calls For Labour MPs To Unite Behind One Candidate To Unseat Jeremy Corbyn

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (08:34)


Hillary Benn has said it would be “preferable” if either Owen Smith or Angela Eagle stood aside to allow just one challenger to take on Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour Party.


The former shadow foreign secretary, whose firing by Corbyn triggered mass resignations from...

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Jeremy Corbyn Tells MPs He Would Never Launch UK's Nuclear Weapons

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2016 | (16:16)


Jeremy Corbyn has repeated belief he would never authorise the use of the UK’s nuclear weapons, amid deep Labour Party splits over Trident.


MPs are set to vote tonight on the renewal of the weapon system, which is estimated to cost around £40bn.


The Labour leader...

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Tom Watson Warns Labour Will Struggle To Form Frontbench If Jeremy Corbyn Re-Elected Leader

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2016 | (13:16)


Tom Watson has warned Labour Party members Jeremy Corbyn will struggle to effectively oppose Theresa May’s new government if they re-elect him as leader.


Corbyn is facing a leadership challenge from former shadow cabinet ministers Angela Eagle and Owen Smith.


Watson, the party’s deputy leader, told...

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Piers Morgan Demands Michael Fallon Pay Him £1,000 For Losing Brexit Bet

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2016 | (09:33)

Michael Fallon appeared to try and wriggle...

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Theresa May Says Scotland 'Had Its Vote' On Independence, As She Meets Nicola Sturgeon

(0) Comments | Posted 15 July 2016 | (14:10)


Theresa May has said the Scottish people “had their vote” on independence, after meeting Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh today.


Sturgeon has said the Brexit vote could lead to another independence referendum - as the majority of Scots voted to remain a member of the EU.


May...

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