Jeremy Corbyn

The plot to stop Brexit

How Remainers of all parties are planning to keep the UK in the EU – and why they believe they will win.<p>On the evening of 5 December, among the …

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn advent calendar goes on sale for Christmas

Just when you thought you’d seen it all in the Advent calendar world, along came the Jeremy Corbyn countdown to Christmas.<p>Because this is 2017 and …

Christmas

Mixed signals on Brexit must come to a stop - Howlin

17 November 2017<p>Statement by Brendan Howlin TD <b><br>Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland</b><p>Labour Party leader and …

Brexit

Pillar of Social Rights must be backed by Government Action

17 November 2017<p>Statement by Brendan Howlin TD <b><br>Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland</b><p>With the proclamation today in …

Labour Party

Theresa May warned by policy chief Tories risk being defined as party of 'nostalgia' and 'lazy privilege'

The Conservative Party risks being “defined as a narrow party of nostalgia” and “lazy privilege” unless it shows it has learnt the lessons of the general election, the Tories’ policy chief has warned Theresa May.<p>George Freeman, who until the election was the chairman of the Number 10 Policy Board …

Brexit

Emily Thornberry fails the socialism test

Oh dear. After a fortnight of government shambles, Jeremy Corbyn can enjoy the weekend safe in the knowledge that his party is… still neck and neck with the Tories. On last night’s <i>Question Time</i>, Emily Thornberry offered an insight into why her party – and it’s plan for 21st century socialism – may …

Government delay on Sports Capital Grants hurting clubs

17 November 2017<p>Statement by Cllr Mark Wall <b><br>Sport</b><p>Labour spokesperson on Sport, Cllr Mark Wall has said that the continuing delays to the allocations …

Labour Party

Scottish Labour expected to elect Corbyn ally as leader

Richard Leonard, a former union staffer, is strong favourite to beat the centrist Anas Sarwar when result is announced on Saturday<p>Scottish Labour is expected to elect a strong supporter of Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader on Saturday, further cementing Corbyn’s grip of the party.<p>The bookmakers have …

Referendums

Putin’s cranks and creeps are winning the day

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters announce themselves to be the leftist of the left: a band of brothers, who have saved the Labour Party from neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism. Yet they happily align with the most right-wing imperialist power in the neighbourhood.<p>All around Corbyn, questions about …

Alex Salmond

CITY DIARY: Mark Zuckerberg's US tour

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been discussing his recent 30-state tour of the United States, prompted, he says, by an urge to chat to ordinary …

John McDonnell

There Is A Desperate Need For People To Come Together

Mitzvah Day will see people of all religions, and none, coming together in more than 100 interfaith projects.<p>This Sunday is Mitzvah Day, the UK’s …

Liberal Democrats

The best TV this week: Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It

Nola Darling feels as fresh as ever in this TV reimagining of the 1986 film, while it’s back to the jungle for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!<p><b>She’s Gotta Have It</b><p>Spike Lee’s first TV joint is a reimagining of his film about a woman juggling a trio of lovers and a successful career as an artist. …

TV

The Royal Mail just trolled Britain's socialist leader. It was great

Socialists might be good at weaponizing emotive language, but they lack the facts to win arguments.<p>That's why it's so amusing to see a private …

Royal Family

Theresa May’s Job Is Safe (for Now)

Asked who would be the best prime minister this month, British voters put “not sure” in first place. On this, if on nothing else, the country is in …

Brexit

Politics is now a digital arms race, and Labour is winning

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters live their lives online in a way the Conservatives’ do not<p>There is a naive belief at the top of government that because the Tories are only a fart’s yard behind Labour in the polls — despite daily manifestations of schism, scandal and incompetence — everything will turn …

Referendums

Goldman banker: UK will be like "Cuba without the sunshine" under Corbyn

A Goldman Sachs banker has said the UK would be like "Cuba without the sunshine" if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.<p>Speaking at a private equity …

UK Politics

John McDonnell to call for end to Tory austerity with 'emergency budget' for public services

The shadow chancellor will push the chancellor to set out a "genuine and decisive change of course" when he reveals his Budget plans.

Labour Party

McDonnell Sees Business Ties as Critical to U.K. Labour's Future

U.K. finance and business chiefs are finding common ground with the Labour opposition as they seek certainty about Britain’s future, a budding …

Brexit

Scotland may give Labour another chance at British power | Reuters

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party is poised for a resurgence in Glasgow, raising its hopes that a recovery from a …

Referendums

Georgia Toffolo's more than sexy Instagram pics and smouldering looks

DESPITE social media pages filled with smouldering lingerie pics, Made in Chelsea’s Georgia Toffolo insists there is much more to her than her …

Boris Johnson

FactCheck: May vs Corbyn on public spending

<b>“We have protected police budgets.”</b> Theresa May, Prime Minister’s Questions, 15 Nov 2017The current government has promised to “protect” – that is, …

Economics

The Guardian view on the austerity budgets: end the social and economic failure

Labour successfully made the case that tax-and-spend policies will revive the UK’s flatlining economy – and even Tories now agree. Unfortunately the Treasury remains wedded to a failed ideology of spending cuts<p>When Philip Hammond stands up to deliver his first autumn budget next week, he will be …

Economics

GKN aborts new chief’s take-off

Matthew Vincent<p>GKN, the FTSE 100 engineer, develops technologies to help planes “fly faster, further and greener”. But on Thursday, it achieved …

UK Politics

Stop assuming that I regret voting Tory – even after this week's news, I don't

It’s never entirely straightforward explaining Conservative voting habits. I have to assess the mood, and likelihood of recriminations. I imagine …

John McDonnell

Universal Credit shouldn’t be scrapped – it is worth salvaging

The House of Commons has voted unanimously for the six-week period people must wait for their first Universal Credit payment to one month. Although …

Universal Credit

Corbyn meets Woody — Brexit blow — Budget battles

<b>By JACK BLANCHARD</b><p><b>SCOOP: Corbyn meets Trump envoy.</b> Jeremy Corbyn held his first private talks yesterday with Woody Johnson, the new U.S. ambassador to …

European News

Propping up UK’s Labour is a staunchly anti-Israeli, influential trade union

Unite leader and key Corbyn ally Len McCluskey downplays and denounces anti-Semitism in Labour -- while harshly criticizing IsraelThe post Propping …

Israel

Jeremy Corbyn suffers backbench rebellion on Brexit as 19 Labour MPs vote against UK withdrawal from EU

Jeremy Corbyn suffered a backbench rebellion as 19 of his own MPs defied the Labour whip and voted to try to block Brexit.<p>The MPs voted against repealing the European Communities Act 1972 - a key piece of legislation which paved the way for Britain to join the EU by making law made in Brussels …

Brexit

Universal Credit: Hundreds Of Families To Be Evicted As Letting Agent Warns It Can't Cope With Arrears

Tenants told debt risk means 'extraordinary measures' needed<p>Hundreds of families on Universal Credit are being evicted because their landlord says …

Labour Party

Schools in Theresa May's constituency are begging parents to pay for pens and glue to combat Tory cuts - Mirror Online

Theresa May has been accused of making empty promises to properly fund schools after two in her own constituency sent out ­begging letters for basic …

Labour Party