102848344 hi048029854 - Vandals attack Jacob Rees-Mogg's Somerset home
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Vandals attack Jacob Rees-Mogg's Somerset home

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg was in New York at the time Vandals have attacked the family home of prominent Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. The attack was carried out at the politician’s mansion at West Harptree overnight on 1 August when the Rees-Mogg family were on holiday in the US. Police said graffiti […]

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Boris Johnson faces criticism over burka 'letterbox' jibe

Image copyright PA Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been accused of Islamophobia after saying Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letterboxes”. He said he was against bans on face-covering veils in public places, in his Telegraph column, but added that they looked “absolutely ridiculous”. The Muslim Council of Britain accused him of “pandering to […]

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Stormont stalemate: Who's calling the shots on policy?

Image caption With no ministers in place, civil servants have been making the decisions on running public services Northern Ireland has had no government since January 2017, when a power-sharing deal collapsed. With no ministers to make decisions affecting every facet of public life, civil servants have had to step up. They had been taking […]

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The Labour Party 'has become so intolerant', says Emily Benn

Emily Benn – granddaughter of the late Labour MP Tony Benn – speaks of the online abuse she has received after calling for Jeremy Corbyn to resign over his handling of the current anti-Semitism row. Ms Benn, a Labour member and former candidate, told Victoria Derbyshire show presenter Riz Lateef the party has become “so […]

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Labour vows to boost British renewable energy firms

A Labour government would give more support to British renewable energy companies, shadow business secretary Rebecca-Long Bailey has said. The Conservatives had undermined the green economy by scrapping projects such as the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, she said. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn last month launched a campaign to build more things in Britain after Brexit. […]

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Give public 'deal or no deal' Brexit vote, says Irranca-Davies:

Image caption Huw Irranca-Davies said the UK government was set to “sacrifice jobs and prosperity” across the UK The next first minister must demand a “deal or no deal” vote on the final Brexit agreement, a Welsh Labour leadership candidate has said. Ogmore AM Huw Irranca-Davies believes the contest winner should put the demand to […]

102837475 mediaitem102837473 - Jeremy Corbyn apologises for hurt caused to Jewish people by anti-Semitism
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Jeremy Corbyn apologises for hurt caused to Jewish people by anti-Semitism

Image copyright PA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has again apologised for hurt caused to Jewish people by anti-Semitism in his party. In a video message, he also admitted Labour had been too slow in dealing with disciplinary cases. It comes as his deputy Tom Watson warned the party could “disappear into a vortex of eternal […]

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Liam Fox: No deal most likely Brexit outcome for UK

Image copyright PA Image caption Liam Fox puts the chances of no-deal at “60-40” Liam Fox says the chance of a no-deal Brexit is growing, blaming the “intransigence” of the European Commission. The international trade secretary and Brexiteer put the chance of failing to come to an agreement at “60-40”. He told the Sunday Times […]

102832162 c10e6db5 96ad 4372 be08 955b15c7121f - Labour risks 'eternal shame' over anti-Semitism, says Tom Watson
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Labour risks 'eternal shame' over anti-Semitism, says Tom Watson

Image copyright PA Image caption Tom Watson says Labour should adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism Labour’s deputy leader warns his party may “disappear into a vortex of eternal shame” and render itself unfit to lead if it does not tackle anti-Semitism. Tom Watson told the Observer that Jeremy Corbyn should […]

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Forced marriage: 'More needs to be done', says Sajid Javid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Forced marriage is a criminal offence, punishable by up to seven years in prison Home Secretary Sajid Javid has promised to do more to prevent forced marriages after charities warned the government was failing to protect women and girls. Officials have been accused of letting too many abusive marriages go […]

102802694 38fa52f9 f321 48b9 b183 8b028179c376 - Anti-Semites don't speak for me, says Jeremy Corbyn
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Anti-Semites don't speak for me, says Jeremy Corbyn

Image copyright Reuters Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said “people who dish out anti-Semitic poison need to understand: you do not do it in my name”. In an article for the Guardian, he said anti-Semitism was a “real problem” that Labour was “working to overcome”. But he did not give in to demands to adopt […]

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Brexit: Duncan Smith on Carney's trade deal comments

A “no-deal” Brexit should really be called “no trade deal” says Iain Duncan Smith. The former Conservative leader told the World at One’s Jonny Dymond: “No-deal doesn’t exist because it would be a deal under the WTO – we already operate under the WTO, as does the EU.” He was reacting to comments from Bank […]