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Labour MPs attack sacking of Owen Smith over Brexit

Image caption Shadow NI secretary Owen Smith said Labour needed to do more than just back a “soft Brexit” Labour figures have criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to sack his shadow Northern Ireland secretary for calling for another EU referendum. Owen Smith said he would continue to speak up for what he called his “long-held views” […]

Jeremy Corbyn regrets comments about ‘anti-Semitic’ mural

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has expressed “sincere regret” at failing to look more closely at an allegedly anti-Semitic mural in London before questioning its removal. The Labour leader has been criticised for responding to a Facebook post by street artist, Mear One, in 2012, which asked why the image faced destruction. Mr Corbyn had […]

Jeremy Corbyn sacks Labour’s Owen Smith over referendum call

Image caption Shadow NI secretary Owen Smith said Labour needed to do more than just back a “soft Brexit” Jeremy Corbyn has sacked a shadow cabinet minister who broke ranks with official Labour Party policy to call for another EU referendum. Owen Smith was asked to stand down as shadow Northern Ireland secretary by the […]

Jeremy Corbyn regrets comments about ‘anti-Semitic’ mural

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has expressed “sincere regret” at failing to look more closely at an allegedly anti-Semitic mural in London before questioning its removal. The Labour leader has been criticised for responding to a Facebook post by street artist, Mear One, in 2012, which asked why the image faced destruction. Mr Corbyn had […]

Jeremy Corbyn sacks Labour’s Owen Smith over referendum call

Image caption Shadow NI secretary Owen Smith said Labour needed to do more than just back a “soft Brexit” Jeremy Corbyn has sacked a shadow cabinet minister who broke ranks with official Labour Party policy to call for another EU referendum. Owen Smith was asked to stand down as shadow Northern Ireland secretary by the […]

Jeremy Corbyn regrets comments about ‘anti-Semitic’ mural

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has expressed “sincere regret” at failing to look more closely at an allegedly anti-Semitic mural in London before questioning its removal. The Labour leader has been criticised for responding to a Facebook post by street artist, Mear One, in 2012, which asked why the image faced destruction. Mr Corbyn had […]

MP Dan Jarvis to stand for Sheffield City Region mayor

Image copyright PA Image caption The 45-year-old ex-soldier was elected with 2,584 votes Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis has been chosen as the Labour candidate for the role of Sheffield City Region mayor. Mr Jarvis, 45, was elected with 2,584 votes, beating rival, city councillor Ben Curran, who got 1,903. A ruling by the party’s National […]

Brexit: EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UK prime minister welcomed a “new dynamic” in the talks EU leaders have approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit. The text on trade, security and other issues was adopted within minutes in Brussels, clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit […]

Russian spy: EU recalls Russia ambassador after nerve agent attack

Image copyright AFP The EU has recalled its ambassador to Moscow after leaders agreed it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack in the UK. In a statement following an evening of talks in Brussels, the European Council of EU leaders agreed “there is no plausible alternative explanation”. PM Theresa May […]

May urges ‘new dynamic’ in Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has urged EU leaders to “create a new dynamic” in Brexit talks as negotiations move to the next phase. The UK prime minister addressed fellow EU leaders at a Brussels dinner, the day before they are expected to rubber stamp the Brexit “transition” deal. She said the UK and EU […]