Tag Archives: Labour Party UK

British MP Nominates Biden For Nobel Peace Prize

Sky News reports: Joe Biden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Labour MP Chris Bryant, Sky News can reveal. The Democratic presidential candidate now joins President Donald Trump on the list of nominees as the race for the White House enters its final stages. Mr Bryant, a member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and …

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Labour Jostles To Replace Corbyn After Landslide Loss

The Associated Press reports: Labour politicians have begun jostling to become the next leader of the British opposition party in the wake of its crushing defeat in last week’s national election. Keir Starmer, the party’s spokesman on Brexit issues, and senior lawmaker Yvette Cooper were among those suggesting Wednesday they were considering a run to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the …

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Labour Leader To Step Down After Landslide Loss

NBC News reports: Jeremy Corbyn, the socialist leader of the opposition Labour Party, announced Friday he will step down after election results showed the party not only failed to oust the ruling Conservatives but also lost a swath of formerly dependable seats. Corbyn admitted it had been a “very disappointing” night as support crumbled in his party’s former heartlands, with …

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BRITAIN: Labour Backs December General Election

The Guardian reports: Jeremy Corbyn has announced that Labour is ready to back a general election now that the EU has granted a three-month Brexit delay, making a pre-Christmas poll all but certain. With the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National party preparing to support a one-line bill tabled by Boris Johnson’s government later on Tuesday, triggering an early poll, …

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UK Labour Leader To Snub Trump’s State Dinner: No Red Carpet For Someone Who Uses “Racist Rhetoric”

The BBC reports: Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not attend the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of Donald Trump. The Labour leader argued it would be wrong to “roll out the red carpet” for the US president, whom he accused of using “racist and misogynist rhetoric”. The US-UK relationship did not need “the pomp and ceremony” of …

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BRITAIN: Labour Party Opposes Extraditing Assange

The Associated Press reports: Key figures in Britain’s opposition Labour Party said Friday the government should oppose the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweet that the U.S. is trying to extradite Assange because he exposed “evidence of atrocities …

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Britain: Labour Reverses, Will Back Second Brexit Vote

The New York Times reports: Britain’s opposition Labour Party said on Monday that it was prepared to support a second referendum on withdrawal from the European Union, a shift that could have significant ramifications for the fate of Brexit and for the country’s future. After the resignations of nine Labour Party members last week, and amid the prospect of more, …

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BRITAIN: Seven MPs Resign From Labour, Claim Party Has Been “Hijacked By Machine Politics Of Hard Left”

The New York Times reports: Seven lawmakers from Britain’s opposition Labour Party resigned on Monday to protest their leader’s approach toward the country’s withdrawal from the European Union and his handling of accusations of anti-Semitism. The party, which is led by Jeremy Corbyn [photo], has been divided by growing tensions for months, with some centrist lawmakers struggling to reconcile their …

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BRITAIN: Labour Opens Door To Second Brexit Vote

Bloomberg reports: The U.K. Labour Party is calling for a vote in Parliament that could pave the way to a second referendum, raising the possibility that Brexit could be reversed. The main opposition party proposed an amendment to a government motion — due to be debated on Jan. 29 — calling for votes on various ways of avoiding a messy …

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Britain: Labour MPs Call For Second Brexit Referendum

The Guardian reports: Half a dozen Labour MPs came out in support of a second referendum for the first time at a Westminster photocall, arguing it was the “the only logical option” if the party could not secure a general election. The timing of the demand, a couple of hours before Jeremy Corbyn was due to open the no-confidence debate, …

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BRITAIN: Labour MP Steps Down In Rent Boy Scandal

The BBC reports: Labour MP Keith Vaz has stepped down as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. It follows newspaper claims he paid for the services of two male sex workers. He said: “It is in the best interest of the Home Affairs Select Committee that its important work can be conducted without any distractions whatsoever. “I am genuinely …

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BRITAIN: London Elects Muslim Mayor

The British press has just declared Sadiq Khan the winner in yesterday’s mayoral election in London. Above is Matt Drudge’s reaction and similar doomsday shrieking can, of course, be found at Breitbart. From the Guardian: Sadiq Khan is comfortably ahead of his rival Zac Goldsmith in the race for the London mayoralty after the majority of first-preference votes had been …

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