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Tag Archives: Labour Party UK

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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