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Labour conference: deselecting MPs to be made easier

Image copyright PA Image caption Labour’s annual conference is taking place in Liverpool Labour’s annual conference has voted to make it easier for local party members to deselect sitting MPs. Until now, Labour MPs only faced a reselection contest if 50% of a constituency’s local branches and affiliated unions voted for it in a so-called […]

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De-selection row

Image copyright PA Image caption Unite’s Len McCluskey backs the changes So what was Sunday’s row over MP deselections at the Labour Party conference really all about? First, it speaks to the increasing tensions within the party’s left wing on how best to solidify the changes Jeremy Corbyn has introduced. The left wing group Momentum […]

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Referendum shift?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said Labour should be ready to back demands for a new Brexit vote Two significant shifts have happened on the eve of Labour conference… and they both involve the party’s deputy leader. So far the party’s deputy Tom Watson has stuck to the official line […]

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Jeremy Hunt: Don't mistake politeness for weakness

Image copyright Getty Images Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU not to mistake British politeness for weakness after Brexit negotiations reached an impasse. After rejecting the UK’s proposals, Donald Tusk, head of the European Council, posted a provocative picture on Instagram featuring UK PM Theresa May “cherry-picking” a cake. Mr Hunt said Mr […]

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Brexit compromise still possible, Donald Tusk says

Image copyright EPA Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk said he was “convinced” a compromise was possible. European Council President Donald Tusk has said a compromise with the UK over Brexit is “still possible”, after Theresa May warned she was prepared to walk away from talks. In a statement, Mr Tusk said he was […]