Jeremy Corbyn

Snapchat Stories will now reach more eyeballs as app opens up Facebook and Twitter sharing

For the first time ever Snapchat is allowing content posted within its app to be shared to other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter; a …

Digital Marketing

'I'm proud to be a political lightweight': Tom Watson on how advice from Jeremy Corben helped him shed pounds

Labour heavyweight Tom Watson has shed nearly five stone to be fighting fit after fearing he might die if he didn’t change his lifestyle.<p>Once dubbed …

UK Politics

Even at Davos, capitalism’s critics are now centre stage

The Corbynites channel a widely held feeling that capitalism is not working. But they are cagey about what would come next<p>A Swiss mountain retreat for global business elites is not the obvious place to meet sworn enemies of capitalism. It is more the kind of place to hang out with aspiring European …

Opinion (UK)

It's not party structure preventing people joining Labor – it's ideas

Jeremy Corbyn offered policies that broke orthodoxies – and people flocked to vote for him<p>Speaking to the Fabian Society earlier this week Labor’s national president, Mark Butler, made an impassioned plea for party reform. Lambasting “self-appointed factional warlords” and their “back-room …

Opinion (UK)

Nigel Farage says Henry Bolton 'could be Ukip’s Jeremy Corbyn'

Nigel Farage has handed the embattled Ukip chief Henry Bolton a lifeline, suggesting he could be the party’s version of Jeremy Corbyn and have his …

Referendums

Corbyn Dreams of Nationalization. But What About Amazon?

Royal Mail Plc’s shares soared on the first day of its IPO in 2013, sparking outrage about the British privatization short-changing the public. Four …

UK Politics

Kelly calls for plans to reopen Stepaside Garda station to be shelved

23 January 2018<p>Statement by Alan Kelly TD <b><br>Spokesperson on Health</b><p>Vice chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Labour TD Alan Kelly, has said …

Labour Party

Why are SNP MPs rapping and handing out red cards at Westminster?

SNP MPs have been indulging in stunts and photo opportunities.<p>Hannah Bardell started a fashion when she wore a Scotland shirt in the Commons back in …

Referendums

Misconduct probe into police officer's actions at Jeremy Corbyn rally

A close protection police officer, who restrained a photographer during Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign visit to Colwyn Bay, will face a misconduct …

Policing

7 times Tories were accused of 'fake news' as they set up a special unit to stop it

Theresa May's government is setting up a special unit to stop the spread of "fake news" - and a lot of people are making the same joke.<p>The deadly …

UK Politics

Can Theresa May really survive all this Cabinet indiscipline?

Theresa May does seem to lose more authority with each week. A reshuffle in which people refuse to move, followed by Cabinet ministers using the media to ask for more money for the NHS and defence. But does this make her more likely to go soon?<p>That the Prime Minister is weak has been priced in …

Brexit

Labour investigated for racial discrimination over charging white people more to attend party event

Labour charging BAME attendees £10 less to go to event in Loughborough.<p>Party say move is to encourage a more diverse attendance.<p>Tory MP Andrew …

Racism

‘Carillion ruined my life by blacklisting me for raising health and safety concerns’

The demise of Carillion has been bittersweet for Dave Smith, who was a victim of the construction giant’s illegal blacklisting operation.<p>Carillion …

Labour Party

Experts all agree NHS needs more money, Boris Johnson tells May

Failure on issue will let Corbyn win, cabinet told – but reference to experts may raise eyebrows<p>Boris Johnson will tell cabinet colleagues that all experts are agreed on the need for an urgent financial boost for the NHS, as he warns that Conservative failure to act will result in Jeremy Corbyn …

Referendums

UK Labour Party ignoring complaints of antisemitism, Jewish leader alleges

A member of the Labour Party’s national executive committee is under fire for a tweet claiming there is a 'Jewish conspiracy' against party leader …

Anti-Semitism

Brexit: Theresa May faces clash with Tory MPs after majority oppose planned transitional deal

Theresa May faces a clash with her own MPs over her planned transitional deal to cushion the impact of Brexit, after a poll found a majority are …

Brexit

Social Media Companies 'Have Lost The Trust Of The Public', Survey Reveals

Around one third of people think social media is not a force for good.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Almost two-thirds of the public believe sites like Twitter and …

Theresa May

Labour's worse under Jeremy Corbyn than it was with Militant in the Eighties, claims Tony Blair

ES News Email<p>Tony Blair today said Labour is in “much worse” shape now than during the Eighties under Michael Foot’s leadership.<p>In an interview with …

World Politics

The Corbyn surge: Labour’s members tend to be older, middle class, and gender balanced

Figures for the Hornsey and Wood Green Labour Party in north London, obtained by <i>The Independent</i>, show that it has 4,425 members, probably the most in …

Referendums

Tory MP brands own Government 'dull, dull, dull' and warns of challenge from Jeremy Corbyn

Sir Nicholas Soames, who has represented the Tories in the House of Commons since 1983, said his party's offer to voters had become "dull, dull, …

Brexit

Labour pledge to seize 'risky' contracts from private firms in new policy after Carillion collapse

Labour tonight pledged new powers to let the government seize "risky" privatised contracts in a policy formed announced Carillion's collapse.<p>Shadow …

Labour Party

Housing whistleblower praised by Corbyn at risk of eviction

Andrew Stanney exposed housing association after it tried to evict a dying man<p>A whistleblower praised by Jeremy Corbyn for exposing how a housing association for vulnerable people tried to evict a dying man because of his “negative impact” on a proposed sale, has himself been threatened with …

Housing

'There Is No Deselection List For Labour MPs' - Shadow Chief Whip Nick Brown Assures Parliamentary Labour Party

Claims that whips have up to 50 names are 'nonsense'<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Labour MPs have been told there is no ‘deselection hit list’ of Jeremy …

Referendums

Latest Government housing proposals don’t go far enough

22 January 2018<p>Statement by Jan O'Sullivan TD <b><br>Spokesperson on Housing & Local Government, Enterprise & Innovation</b><p>Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan …

Labour Party

Carillion collapse spurs May to pledge new corporate rules

London — UK Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan to defend capitalism from capitalists, after the collapse last week of construction company …

Business (South Africa)

Bookmakers weigh up judicial review against FOBT curbs

Major firms dismayed at news of cutting top bet to £2 before end of official consultation •A silent addiction but at worst it takes lives<p>The government could face a high court showdown with bookmakers over fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), amid industry dismay at suggestions that ministers have …

Business

Nicola Sturgeon is ‘most divisive UK politician since Margaret Thatcher’

Nicola Sturgeon has been branded the most divisive politician "since Margaret Thatcher" over her push for a second referendum on Scottish …

Referendums

Centre for Policy Studies blasts Labour's nationalisation vow as a "£176bn gamble"

Labour's plans to nationalise core industries would add at least £176bn to the UK's national debt, the equivalent of £6,500 per household, a new …

John McDonnell

May says will stop companies abusing pension schemes

© Reuters. A logo is seen in front of cranes standing on a Carillion construction site in central London<p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister …

Theresa May

Theresa May faces Cabinet demands to pledge £100m extra per week to NHS after Brexit

Theresa May will be urged by five of her most senior ministers to commit an extra £100 million per week to the NHS post-Brexit as a row over the Government’s domestic priorities looks set to dominate Tuesday’s weekly Cabinet meeting.<p>Boris Johnson will lead the calls for the NHS to be put at the top …

Brexit