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Labouring over Brexit

Image caption Labour’s Brexit sub-committee have been going through party policy It had been billed as an away day to thrash out Labour’s policy on Brexit – a kind of shadow of the Chequers gathering. In the end when Labour’s Brexit sub-committee met, it wasn’t “away” from Westminster and it wasn’t a day. A paper […]

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McDonnell: UK economy suffering 'chronic illness'

Working people have suffered the worst decade for living standards in generations, John McDonnell has said. He said that unlike “the short, sharp shock” of 2008, the UK was experiencing “a long-term, chronic illness”. The shadow chancellor said the government’s “lack of direction and political uncertainty” since the EU vote had “exacerbated these issues”. Theresa […]

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No agreement after latest Brexit talks

Image caption The Scottish government was represented at the talks by Brexit Secretary Michael Russell Talks between the UK and Scottish governments over Brexit have again broken up without agreement. The talks were centred on whether powers should go to Westminster or Holyrood from Brussels immediately after the UK leaves the EU. Both sides agree […]

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Ousted leader Henry Bolton quits UKIP

Image copyright ITV THIS MORNING UKIP says ousted leader Henry Bolton has now quit the party. The announcement came as Mr Bolton made a joint appearance with girlfriend Jo Marney on ITV’s This Morning programme. The pair insisted they were not “private racists” after being confronted with messages posted by Ms Marney on social media, […]