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Tories and Labour

UK Labour Party picks centrist leader

UK Labour Party picks centrist leader Choice of Keir Starmer seen as repudiation of radical socialism pushed by Corbyn faction Keir Starmer makes a statement via video link following his election as leader of the Labour Party on Saturday. (AFP Photo) LONDON: Keir Starmer was elected as the leader of…
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April 4, 2020
Tories and Labour

Labour’s new leader must be a capacity builder

At any other time, the election of a new Labour Party leader would be a front-page story. Tomorrow’s announcement will happen, but will hardly scratch the consciousness of a nation with other things on its mind.Compass, the organisation I'm the Director of, ended its singular link with Labour in 2011…
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April 3, 2020
Tories and Labour

Winning New Format for Question Time

Winning New Format for Question Time As Guido revealed earlier this week, the BBC’s flagship debate programme Question Time was to go ahead last night without an audience for the first time in its 41 year history, as well as spread out panellists demonstrating social distancing. What resulted was one…
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March 20, 2020
Tories and Labour

Coronavirus: MPs told to stay out of Commons chamber

Prime Minister's Questions has taken place in a half-empty House of Commons, after Labour and the Conservatives told MPs not scheduled to raise a query with Boris Johnson to stay away.Amid fears over coronavirus spreading at Westminster, the government asked politicians "respectfully" to "adhere to this advice".Labour urged its MPs…
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March 18, 2020
Tories and Labour

Coronavirus: Business as usual for self-isolating MPs

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Brokenshire is among ministers working from home Parliament may still be open for business but the coronavirus crisis is rapidly changing life for MPs.Although only one has so far tested positive - the health minister Nadine Dorries - an increasing number are choosing to…
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March 13, 2020