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Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

LONDON (AP) — Britain's famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.<p>Corbyn, 68, received a rock star welcome from thousands of festival-goers, who chanted his name and held up signs that read "I love Jeremy Corbyn" as he took to the …

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Corbyn mania grips crowds at Glastonbury Festival as thousands turn out to listen to Labour leader speak on stage

What a difference a year makes. The atmosphere at Glastonbury 2016 was filled with anger and disappointment for Labour supporters.<p>But if anything illustrates the Labour Party's comeback since the election, it is the scenes at the festival this summer.<p>On Saturday revellers turned out in their …

Glastonbury

The Observer view on forging a Brexit consensus

Theresa May and the Tories have no mandate to make this momentous decision alone<p>Britain has had many governments, of many complexions. There have been one-party governments, coalition governments, minority governments and governments of national unity. In 1806, following the death of William Pitt …

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn says he’s calling for people to ‘campaign like never before’ for housing justice following Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Labour leader followed his Pyramid Stage set with another talk at the Leftfield<p><b>Jeremy Corbyn</b> has said he is calling for people to “campaign like …

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Everywhere you see a dead end. Why protest?

We are a nation trapped in a cycle of self-harm. Politics may well have failed us all<p>Respectable opinion has always deplored slackers who give up on politics. Our word “idiot” comes from the ancient Greek <i>idiōtēs</i> – a citizen who took no part in the civic life of classical Athens. Aaron Sorkin picked …

Brexit

How Jeremy Corbyn became the hero of Glastonbury 2017

From Corbyn T-shirts to the multiple chants dedicated to his name, the Labour leader is the man of the hour at Glastonbury 2017<p>Forget the headliners, …

Jeremy Corbyn

Eurosceptic MPs 'particularly unbalanced'

In an interview for a new book on Brexit called How To Lose A Referendum, MrCummings also claims that most MPs are "egomaniacs" and "dreadful …

UK News

That jeering sound you can hear is Europe laughing at Britain

For years we mocked our neighbours’ ‘unstable’ governments. Now, with Brexit upon us, the joke is on this country<p>A cartoon in a Dutch newspaper depicts Mrs May whacking herself over the head with a mallet. Another Dutch publication has the prime minister entering the Brexit negotiations with her …

Brexit

Andrea Leadsom's call for 'patriotic' Brexit coverage prompts anger

House of Commons leader called ‘stupid’ for suggesting broadcasters should be ‘a bit patriotic’ about negotiations with the EU<p>Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons, has come under fire for calling on broadcasters to be “a bit patriotic” in their Brexit coverage.<p>The outgoing Liberal …

Brexit

Tory health minister claimed 'consumerist' Brits were to blame for problems in NHS because they expect too much

A new health minister accused “consumerist” patients of using the NHS as if they were on a shopping spree, it has emerged.<p>Winchester Tory MP Steve …

Theresa May needs to step aside and let Labour form a government that the country actually wants

Following this week’s Queen’s Speech, as Theresa May still seeks to make an unholy alliance with the DUP to create a slender Parliamentary majority, …

Brexit

Craig David at Glastonbury: ‘Jeremy Corbyn should have just spat 16 bars and dropped the mic’

'He would have got a standing ovation'<p>Craig David has spoken out about Jeremy Corbyn’s powerful speech at Glastonbury 2017 – and how he was hoping …

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Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union.<p>Holding a free and fair election …

European Union

Watch Jeremy Corbyn's rousing speech at Glastonbury

This is the moment Jeremy Corbyn received a rock star’s welcome at the Glastonbury Festival this afternoon.<p>The Labour leader arrived at the 900-acre …

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The Government's handling of the NHS has pushed it to crisis point

When it is said that one of the reasons for the swing against the Conservatives in the general election was that voters were tired of austerity, it …

NHS

Liam Gallagher just admitted he’s a massive fan of Love Island

If you thought that Liam Gallagher had been avidly watching the Glastonbury coverage on TV before heading to the festival himself, then you’d be …

Love Island

Jeremy Corbyn calls for unity in Glastonbury speech

Labour leader urges Donald Trump to build ‘bridges not walls’ while addressing huge Pyramid Stage crowd, while telling the Guardian it was his campaign’s spirit of hope that chimed with young voters<p>The roar was deafening as Jeremy Corbyn walked on to the main Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury. The …

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Welby calls for cross-party talks on Brexit

In an intervention likely to infuriate many Tories, he has contrasted communities pulling together to help the Grenfell Tower victims with the …

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn tells Donald Trump to ‘build bridges, not walls’ during Glastonbury speech

Thousands of people packed into the field in front of the Pyramid Stage to hear the Labour leader speak<p><b>Jeremy Corbyn</b> sent a message to <b>Donald Trump</b> …

Donald Trump

Scotland needs urgent population boost

Sir – Being a parent is one of life’s great joys. Being a mother is even more rewarding and demanding and worthy of celebration.<p>It is sad to report …

Nicola Sturgeon

MPs are exploiting young people like me through unpaid internships

For too long, politicians and businesses have taken advantage of young hopefuls. This scandal must end<p>Two years ago, then Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to end the scandal of unpaid internships. Yet unpaid internships in MPs’ offices are still being advertised.<p>Kate Osamor, MP for Edmonton, was …

The SNP, Labour and Scotland

I’ve always tried to be fair about Scottish politics. Although I didn’t support Scottish independence, I repeatedly condemned a ‘Better Together’ …

Jeremy Corbyn

If Jeremy Corbyn won’t block Brexit, will the Labour Lords step in to provide pro-Remain leadership?

Young people at Glastonbury cheered the Labour leader and sang, “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn.” The adulation is strange, coming from an audience overwhelmingly …

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Theresa May’s running through wheat fields: ‘I’m far too responsible a citizen’

The Labour leader commented on the Prime Minister's naughty admission in an interview with NME at Glastonbury<p><b>Jeremy Corbyn</b> has condemned Prime …

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Jeremy Corbyn’s powerful speech to thousands on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage

<b>Jeremy Corbyn told festival-goers that ‘peace is possible and must be achieved’ as he appeared on stage at Glastonbury.</b><p>Thousands of people gathered …

Jeremy Corbyn

The best fan reactions to Jeremy Corbyn's Glastonbury speech

Fans were ecstatic after Jeremy Corbyn gave a powerful speech on the Pyramid Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival.<p>The now-famous chant of “Ohh, …

Jeremy Corbyn

Britain’s biggest political donor to cancel all donations after election

<b>The country’s biggest individual donor to political movements has withdrawn all of his support.</b><p>Lord Sainsbury, who supported the Blairite grouping …

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has emphatic message for Donald Trump at Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, England – British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a …

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NHS doctor moving back to France because of Brexit abuse

An NHS doctor is moving back to France after 20 years because the abuse she received following the Brexit vote has made her "an emotional …

Brexit

'Hundreds' have actually died in Grenfell Tower fire, says shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott

Hundreds of people died in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Diane Abbott has claimed.<p>The current death toll is at 79 but the shadow Home Secretary said …

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