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Chilcot Iraq War Inquiry Report Will Be Published After EU Referendum, Says David Cameron

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2016 | (13:20)

David Cameron has said he expects the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War will finally be published soon after the June 23 EU referendum.

Set up by Gordon Brown...

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Zac Goldsmith Grilled By Newsnight Reporter Over 'Prominence Of Race' In London Mayor Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2016 | (09:53)

Zac Goldsmith insisted he has run a "positive" campaign for London mayor as he was followed down the street by a Newsnight reporter on Tuesday.

The Conservative candidate has been accused by Labour of targeting Sadiq Khan's Muslim faith as part of his election strategy.


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Tony Blair Says No Place For 'Poison' Of Anti-Semitism In Labour Party

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2016 | (00:38)

Tony Blair has said there is no place for the "poison" of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, as Jeremy Corbyn fights accusations the party has a problem with racism.

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Ted Cruz Says Rupert Murdoch Picks The British Prime Minister

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (18:16)

Ted Cruz has said Rupert Murdoch uses his newspapers to choose the prime minister of the United Kingdom.

The Republican presidential candidate, whose attempt to stop Donald Trump clinching his party's nomination could rest on the result of Tuesday evening's primary in Indiana, said "media executives" were backing Trump.

"Rupert Murdoch is used to picking world leaders in Australia and the United Kingdom, running tabloids, and we're seeing it here at home, well the consequences for this nation," he said.

"There is a broader dynamic at work, which is network executives have made a decision to get behind Donald Trump. Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes at Fox News have turned Fox News into the Donald Trump network, 24/7."

Cruz, a senator from Texas, said the media was "trying to convince Americans the race is decided".

"The people of Indiana can prove that wrong. And the country is depending on Indiana. If Indiana does not act, this country could well plunge into the abyss. I don't believe that's who we are. We are not a proud, boastful, self-centered, mean-spirited, hateful, bullying nation," he said.

Trump looks set to win the primary in Indiana tonight, setting him on course to clinch the delegates needed to secure the nomination.

The HuffPost Pollster average shows Trump leading Cruz by 14 points, 43 percent to 29 percent. Trump leads in almost every poll, by margins ranging from 5 points to 17 points. 

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Tory Schools Minister Nick Gibb Fails Exam Question Set For 11-Year-Olds Live On BBC Radio

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (15:36)

Schools minister Nick Gibb today fluffed an exam question set for 11 year old pupils.

Parents are today protesting against the so-called Sats tests for children and have complained the exams are too hard.

Appearing on BBC Radio 4's World At One programme, Gibb defended the...

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Shah Hussain, Suspended Labour Councillor, Defends Comparing Israel To Nazi Germany

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (13:18)

The Labour councillor suspended from the party for sending a tweet comparing the actions of Israeli government to Hitler has said he has been targeted because he is a...

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Naz Shah Steps Aside From Anti-Semitism Inquiry, Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone And David Cameron Called As Witnesses

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (12:55)

Jeremy Corbyn, David Cameron and Ken Livingstone have been called to give evidence to the Commons home affairs committee inquiry into anti-Semitism.

It was also announced on Tuesday that Naz Shah, the MP suspended by Labour for Facebook posts about Israel, will stand aside as a member...

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Jeremy Corbyn Predicts Labour Will Not Lose Any Council Seats Amid Leadership Plot Rumours

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (09:45)

Jeremy Corbyn has predicted Labour will not suffer any losses in this week's local council elections, and dismissed reports of a leadership challenge as the invention of the media.

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Stephen Crabb Says Government Must Be 'Much Better' At Understanding Impact Of Welfare Cuts

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (08:41)

Stephen Crabb has said he will "tread much more carefully" in future when it comes to welfare cuts, as he has been warned the government's flagship benefit reform has "serious" design flaws.

The work and pensions secretary said this morning he had told his department it needed...

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Sir John Major Tells Brexit Camp To 'Go To North Korea' If They Want 'Undiluted Sovereignty'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (09:41)

Sir John Major has told Brexit campaigners to "go to North Korea" if they want "undiluted sovereignty".

The former Conservative prime minister this morning accused the anti-EU camp of making "silly" arguments and using "mindless soundbites".

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Sir John said...

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Ken Livingstone Says Everything He Said About Hitler Was 'True'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (09:22)

Ken Livingstone today insisted everything he said about Hitler was "true", after he was suspended from the Labour Party following a row about antisemitism.

The former London mayor yesterday was roundly condemned by Labour MPs after he said Hitler supported Zionism before he went "mad" and...

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BBC Question Time: Andy Burnham Says Anti-Semitism In Labour Not Dealt With Fast Enough

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (23:06)

Jeremy Corbyn has not dealt with accusations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party quickly enough, Andy Burnham has said.

Speaking on BBC Question Time on Thursday...

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Ken Livingstone Suspended From Labour, Jeremy Corbyn Denies Party Is In 'Crisis'

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (13:02)

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at his internal-critics, after Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party for comments he made about Hitler and anti-Semitism.

The Labour leader denied the party had been thrown into "crisis" by the row.

The former mayor of London triggered a...

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Ken Livingstone Branded A 'Nazi Apologist' In Angry Confrontation With Labour MP John Mann

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (12:04)

Update: Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party

Ken Livingstone was angrily accused of being a "Nazi apologist" by Labour MP John Mann, in a confrontation outside the BBC that was caught on camera.

Labour MPs have demanded...

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Ken Livingstone Should Be Suspended From Party For Hitler And Antisemitism Comments, Say Labour MPs

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (10:33)

Update: Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party

Ken Livingstone is facing demands he be suspended from the Labour Party after he said it...

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Naz Shah Subjected To 'Trial By Twitter' Says Labour MP Rupa Huq Amid Antisemitism Row

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (08:32)

Naz Shah has been subjected to "trial by Twitter" over antisemitic Facebook posts, according to a Labour MP.

Yesterday Shah, the MP for Bradford West, was suspended from Labour for sharing Facebook posts about Israel.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, Ealing...

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Hillsborough Speech By Andy Burnham Applauded In Commons By MPs

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (13:23)

Andy Burnham was applauded by MPs on Wednesday after he said the country needed to do some "soul searching" in the wake of the Hillsborough verdict.

Home secretary...

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Naz Shah Should Be Suspended From Labour Party, Says Shadow Cabinet Minister Lisa Nandy

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (11:41)

Naz Shah should be suspended from the Labour Party for Facebook posts about Israel, shadow cabinet minister Lisa Nandy has said.

Yesterday the Bradford West MP quit as...

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Nigel Farage Says He Had 'Nothing To Do' With Suzanne Evans Being Sacked

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (10:29)

Nigel Farage has claimed the multiple-sackings of Suzanne Evans are "nothing to do" with him.

However the Ukip leader dodged questions on BBC Radio 4's Today programme  over whether he wanted the party's former deputy chairman to get her job back.

"I don’t deal with discipline...

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Ted Cruz Attacks President Obama's Brexit Warning As 'Slap In The Face' To British Allies

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (09:50)

Ted Cruz has attacked President Obama's intervention in the Brexit debate as a "slap in the face" to the United Kingdom.

Cruz, who is struggling to prevent Donald Trump's march towards the Republican nomination for president, said the UK would be at the "front of the line for...

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