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Manchester Evening News
Former Stockport MP Sir Andrew Stunell is made a Lord - and will vote to abolish himselfBut the 72-year-old has vowed to vote to abolish himself at every opportunity a
Former Stockport MP Sir Andrew Stunell is made a Lord - and will vote to abolish himself
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 hours ago
But the 72-year-old has vowed to vote to abolish himself at every opportunity as part of his party’s fight for reform of the second chamber. All of the newly-nominated Lib Dem Peers have confirmed that they have joined the House of Lords with the... Read more
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Express and Star
Soaring immigration under fire after 'no ifs, no buts' pledge « Express & StarDespite a 'no ifs, no buts' promise from David Cameron to cut net migration to
Soaring immigration under fire after 'no ifs, no buts' pledge « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 7 hours ago
Despite a 'no ifs, no buts' promise from David Cameron to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the figure is 10,000 higher than June 2005, the last record for immigration, when Tony Blair was Prime Minister. It is the fifth consecutive... Read more
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Shropshire Star
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire StarSome 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 12 hours ago
Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats getting 11 more places despite being routed at the general election and Labour eight. New members include former Conservative Cabinet ministers William... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Just when you thought the House of Lords couldn't get worse - it doesA millionaire donor, a host of ex-MPs and a string of long-serving Conservative
Just when you thought the House of Lords couldn't get worse - it does
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 hours ago
A millionaire donor, a host of ex-MPs and a string of long-serving Conservative councillors will help pack the unelected chamber, it has been revealed. The Prime Minister also doled out gongs to chums and advisers as the dissolution lists were... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague a
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague and aide Kate Fall. David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after... Read more
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Daily Record
Row as David Cameron hands peerages to Tory cronies Hague, Hogg and MoneThere’s also City fatcat James Lupton, who has handed the Tory party £2.8millio
Row as David Cameron hands peerages to Tory cronies Hague, Hogg and Mone
Daily Record / Posted 13 hours ago
There’s also City fatcat James Lupton, who has handed the Tory party £2.8million, and former MP Sir George Young, who once described the homeless as “people you step over when you are coming out of the opera”. A motley crew of ex-MPs and... Read more
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Channel 4 News
Honours backlash – but will it matter to Lords votes?There was a bit of a backlash amongst Tory peers when they got wind that David
Honours backlash – but will it matter to Lords votes?
Channel 4 News / Posted 13 hours ago
There was a bit of a backlash amongst Tory peers when they got wind that David Cameron was sending them quite so many still active advisers who work in or closely with No. 10 (Kate Fall, Stephen Gilbert, Simone Finn). The Dissolution Honours is... Read more
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13h
Belfast Telegraph
DUP nominee to House of Lords rejected by sleaze watchdog A watchdog rejected a DUP nominee for the House of Lords A DUP nominee to th
DUP nominee to House of Lords rejected by sleaze watchdog
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
A watchdog rejected a DUP nominee for the House of Lords A DUP nominee to the House of Lords was among seven individuals rejected by a sleaze watchdog set up to vet prospective peers. The... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claimsDavid Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Croydon Guardian / Posted 13 hours ago
David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after unveiling 26 new Tory peers and showering his aides with other honours. Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats... Read more
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13h
heraldscotland
Britain is now 'a borderless country', says Nigel Farage"If open borders are not part of the Cameron renegotiation then what's the poin
Britain is now 'a borderless country', says Nigel Farage
heraldscotland / Posted 13 hours ago
"If open borders are not part of the Cameron renegotiation then what's the point of it?" Mr Farage also suggested the true number of people arriving could be higher. "Given 192,000 from Romania and Bulgaria registered for National Insurance in the... Read more
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heraldscotland
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peeragesAnother new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wr
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peerages
heraldscotland / Posted 13 hours ago
Another new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wrote a memo to Margaret Thatcher suggesting that Scotland had its “snout in the trough” of public spending. Documents released last year under the 30-year rule show that... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Ex-Dales MP William Hague made a peerFORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague, who stepped down as MP for the Dales co
Ex-Dales MP William Hague made a peer
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 22 hours ago
FORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague, who stepped down as MP for the Dales constituency Richmond in May, has been made a peer in the dissolution honours announced today. Prime Minister David Cameron has handed out a total of 26 peerages... Read more
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Daily Mirror
26 Tories join House of Lords including City fatcat, bra tycoon, William HagueThe dissolution honours list was finally revealed nearly five months after the
26 Tories join House of Lords including City fatcat, bra tycoon, William Hague
Daily Mirror / Posted 22 hours ago
The dissolution honours list was finally revealed nearly five months after the 2010-15 Parliament ended. Forty-five new peers are appointed, including 26 Tories, 11 Lib Dems and eight from Labour. Bra Tycoon: Michelle Mone is among the newest... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Arise, Sir DannyFormer Inverness and Nairn Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander has been given a knightho
Arise, Sir Danny
The Inverness Courier / Posted 23 hours ago
Former Inverness and Nairn Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander has been given a knighthood in the dissolution honours list. The former chief secretary to the Treasury, who was defeated by the SNP’s Drew Hendry at May’s general election, receives the honour... Read more
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The New Statesman
Those with the most to fear from a Corbyn-led Labour – and the most to gainIn the minds of the bookmakers, the pundits and most Labour MPs, the party’s le
Those with the most to fear from a Corbyn-led Labour – and the most to gain
The New Statesman / Posted yesterday
In the minds of the bookmakers, the pundits and most Labour MPs, the party’s leadership contest is already over. But in opposition ranks, some who were previously certain of a Jeremy Corbyn victory are beginning to question their forecasts. The... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Seven peerages blocked after failing vetting processIt can only block people where there is concern about the financial propriety o
Seven peerages blocked after failing vetting process
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
It can only block people where there is concern about the financial propriety or on the basis of other strict criteria, such as whether their ennoblement is linked to a political donation. In contrast, people put forward for cross-bench peerages -... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
David Laws denied peerage over expense claimsThe decision reportedly infuriated Mr Clegg, who nominated former Liberal Democ
David Laws denied peerage over expense claims
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
The decision reportedly infuriated Mr Clegg, who nominated former Liberal Democrat MP Andrew Stunnell for a peerage instead. Other Liberal Democrat MPs who stood down at the General Election are likely to be made include Sir Alan Beith, Sir Menzies... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Jeremy Corbyn: A question of substance over style? « Shropshire StarAfter a long, drawn-out election campaign, the new Labour leader is finally ann
Jeremy Corbyn: A question of substance over style? « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
After a long, drawn-out election campaign, the new Labour leader is finally announced. He is not the early front-runner, the safe pair of hands who everybody thought was a shoo-in during the early stages of the campaign. Nor is it the two low-key,... Read more
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Independent
Nick Clegg to return to Lib Dem front line with impassioned defence of EU membershipParty sources confirmed that Mr Clegg will use the speech, traditionally reserv
Nick Clegg to return to Lib Dem front line with impassioned defence of EU membership
Independent / Posted 5 days ago
Party sources confirmed that Mr Clegg will use the speech, traditionally reserved for leaders who have recently resigned or been forced out, to make an impassioned defence of EU membership. The former deputy prime minister, who resigned the... Read more
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Independent
Iraq war: The week the spectre of the conflict returned to the front line of British politicsSo why does it still exercise such an emotional hold over us? Why does an annou
Iraq war: The week the spectre of the conflict returned to the front line of British politics
Independent / Posted 6 days ago
So why does it still exercise such an emotional hold over us? Why does an announcement that Jeremy Corbyn would apologise on behalf of the Labour Party for their role in the invasion make front page news? And why do rows about the publication of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
'My name was harvested by Ashley Madison hackers' says SNP MPSNP MP finds her name on Ashley Madison list: Married politician is horrified a
'My name was harvested by Ashley Madison hackers' says SNP MP
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
SNP MP finds her name on Ashley Madison list: Married politician is horrified after her email address is published by hackers in massive data file revealing 37 million users of adultery website Ashley Madison has 37m members around the world... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Lead letter: Labour facing 'existential crisis'Lead Letter from Cllr John Stockton: The Labour Party is now engaged in much s
Lead letter: Labour facing 'existential crisis'
Liverpool Echo / Posted 8 days ago
Lead Letter from Cllr John Stockton: The Labour Party is now engaged in much soul searching for a new leader since the recent disastrous loss at the general election, which was our third worst defeat since 1918. We did not have the excuse, as we... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Let's do the time-warp in Witney againGIVEN that David Cameron is the man with his finger on the nuclear button it is
Let's do the time-warp in Witney again
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
GIVEN that David Cameron is the man with his finger on the nuclear button it is slightly worrying that the Prime Minister doesn’t have a bit more control over Witney Conservatives. The constituency association’s website seems to be stuck in a... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Labour's 'First Wives Club' unite in support of Yvette CooperLabour's First Wives Club today ganged up to back Yvette Cooper for leader. Th
Labour's 'First Wives Club' unite in support of Yvette Cooper
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
Labour's First Wives Club today ganged up to back Yvette Cooper for leader. The party’s top WAGs were among 150 female Labour members pledging their support for her campaign. Ex-PM Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah, former deputy leader John Prescott’s... Read more
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walesonline
Brecon Tory candidate 'should resign', says senior local ConservativeGary Price was selected as the Brecon and Radnorshire candidate for next year’s
Brecon Tory candidate 'should resign', says senior local Conservative
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
Gary Price was selected as the Brecon and Radnorshire candidate for next year’s Senedd poll, but is facing an ombudsman investigation over whether he broke the Powys County Council code of conduct. Jonathan Reeves, of the Brecon and Radnorshire... Read more
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The New Statesman
What would a Corbyn leadership mean for the Lib Dems?In just over three weeks' time, Jeremy Corbyn will be declared the new Labour l
What would a Corbyn leadership mean for the Lib Dems?
The New Statesman / Posted 8 days ago
In just over three weeks' time, Jeremy Corbyn will be declared the new Labour leader. This is the assumption that the PLP and all rival parties are operating under. The Tories are divided between those intoxicated by the prospect of remaining in... Read more
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International Business Times
Cannabis legalisation: MPs argue that smoking marijuana is a 'human right' A group of MPs and peers have argued that people have the human right to take d
Cannabis legalisation: MPs argue that smoking marijuana is a 'human right'
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
A group of MPs and peers have argued that people have the human right to take drugs and urged the government to consider reforming their policy and open a legal cannabis market. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform, whose members... Read more
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Scotsman
Allan Massie: Unionists can prevent SNP Government Jeremy Corbyn's old-style Socialist revivalism has been generating enthusiasm
Allan Massie: Unionists can prevent SNP Government
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn's old-style Socialist revivalism has been generating enthusiasm among traditional Labour voters. Picture: AFP/Getty IF Labour can harness Corbynmania, and the Lib Dems and Tories can... Read more
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walesonline
Don't let a new era of secrecy fall on Government, warns Kirsty WilliamsWelsh democracy and the nation’s public services will be worse off if the UK Go
Don't let a new era of secrecy fall on Government, warns Kirsty Williams
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
Welsh democracy and the nation’s public services will be worse off if the UK Government waters down the Freedom of Information Act, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has warned. Ms Williams wants Freedom of Information powers to be... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
The Conservative social justice agenda moves to the heart of governmentThe second point is about Mr Cameron himself. Once upon a time, he was proud to
The Conservative social justice agenda moves to the heart of government
Daily Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
The second point is about Mr Cameron himself. Once upon a time, he was proud to be a compassionate social policy Tory. Remember "hug a hoodie"? The headline came about because Mr Cameron wanted to understand and help people with social problems, not... Read more
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Daily Star
David Miliband: Corbyn could make Britain a one-party stateDANGEROUS: Jeremy Corbyn will only lead to electoral defeat, Miliband has wartn
David Miliband: Corbyn could make Britain a one-party state
Daily Star / Posted 10 days ago
DANGEROUS: Jeremy Corbyn will only lead to electoral defeat, Miliband has wartned In the latest of a string of interventions, the former foreign secretary endorsed Liz Kendall. The “angry defiance” of the Corbyn campaign will lead only to electoral... Read more
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express
Labour leadership: David Miliband calls Jeremy Corbyn 'backwards' and supports Liz Kendall DAVID Miliband has branded Labour-leader hopeful Jeremy Corbyn as "backwards"
Labour leadership: David Miliband calls Jeremy Corbyn 'backwards' and supports Liz Kendall
express / Posted 10 days ago
DAVID Miliband has branded Labour-leader hopeful Jeremy Corbyn as "backwards" - and backed Liz Kendall for her "clarity and courage". David Miliband has... Read more
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Independent
Labour leadership: Liz Kendall calls for probe into effect of change to voting rulesUnlike the 2010 leadership election, Labour is not currently planning to publis
Labour leadership: Liz Kendall calls for probe into effect of change to voting rules
Independent / Posted 10 days ago
Unlike the 2010 leadership election, Labour is not currently planning to publish statistics showing how the vote splits between party members, affiliated union supporters and newly registered £3 supporters. However in an interview with the website... Read more
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heraldscotland
Jeremy Corbyn 'defiance' will leave Tories in charge, warns David MilibandMr Miliband wrote: "Given the collapse of the Lib Dems, the stakes now are very
Jeremy Corbyn 'defiance' will leave Tories in charge, warns David Miliband
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
Mr Miliband wrote: "Given the collapse of the Lib Dems, the stakes now are very high indeed, not just for Labour but for the country. "Get it wrong, and Britain could become a multiparty democracy with only one party - the Conservative Party - that... Read more
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The New Statesman
I'm no Bennite. But I'm increasingly tempted by Jeremy CorbynIn politics, I like to think of myself as principled but realistic. I’m a socia
I'm no Bennite. But I'm increasingly tempted by Jeremy Corbyn
The New Statesman / Posted 10 days ago
In politics, I like to think of myself as principled but realistic. I’m a social democrat, not a Marxist. My political heroes were mostly practical, moderate socialists – intellectual heavyweights for sure, but people who didn’t mind dirtying their... Read more
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Independent
David Miliband warns of Tory-only rule if Labour elects Jeremy Corbyn, while Ed Miliband chooses to remain silentThe former Labour foreign secretary said his party risked creating a multi-part
David Miliband warns of Tory-only rule if Labour elects Jeremy Corbyn, while Ed Miliband chooses to remain silent
Independent / Posted 10 days ago
The former Labour foreign secretary said his party risked creating a multi-party democracy if it chose the hard-left candidate because he would lose even more votes to the Tories and divide the party. The party should reject the "angry defiance"... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish mental health units ‘struggling to cope’ Jim Hume MSP has called for action. Picture: Matthew Charles More than 4,000
Scottish mental health units ‘struggling to cope’
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
Jim Hume MSP has called for action. Picture: Matthew Charles More than 4,000 patients have been sent for mental health treatment outside their health board area in the past five years, according to... Read more
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Scotsman
Lesley Riddoch: Gordon Brown doesn’t get it Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Royal Festival Hall in London before
Lesley Riddoch: Gordon Brown doesn’t get it
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Royal Festival Hall in London before his speech. Picture: PA Gordon Brown’s speech shows how little he understands about Corbyn’s rise, says Lesley Riddoch SO... Read more
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Daily Record
Gerry Hassan on power to the peopleTHE SNP have hit a new high mark in the polls – 62 per cent for next year’s Hol
Gerry Hassan on power to the people
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
THE SNP have hit a new high mark in the polls – 62 per cent for next year’s Holyrood elections. Elsewhere, Kezia Dugdale was elected Scottish Labour leader as the Jeremy Corbyn bandwagon came to much acclaim north of the border. What do you do with... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
British politics has transformed since the general electionWhat a difference 100 days makes. On the eve of the last election, polls sugges
British politics has transformed since the general election
Daily Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
What a difference 100 days makes. On the eve of the last election, polls suggested a country closely divided between Labour and the Conservatives. Both sides claimed to represent “hard-working families” in an attempt to dominate the centre-ground of... Read more
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express
Tainted blood condemned our Fred to a painful death WHEN Fred Paintin was nine, he has hailed a "miracle boy" after he stunned do
Tainted blood condemned our Fred to a painful death
express / Posted 12 days ago
WHEN Fred Paintin was nine, he has hailed a "miracle boy" after he stunned doctors by surviving an operation thanks to a blood transfusion. Fred in happier times - on his wedding day in 1970 The... Read more
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Scotsman
Police Scotland under fire over breath test results Sir Stephen House has been urged to reconsider Police Scotland's breath test a
Police Scotland under fire over breath test results
Scotsman / Posted 12 days ago
Sir Stephen House has been urged to reconsider Police Scotland's breath test approach. Picture: John Devlin POLICE Scotland has been criticised after it emerged the force does not record the number... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Jeremy Corbyn is most popular among voters from all parties, poll suggestsJeremy Corbyn is more popular than the other Labour leadership candidates with
Jeremy Corbyn is most popular among voters from all parties, poll suggests
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn is more popular than the other Labour leadership candidates with the wider electorate and fares particularly well with Ukip supporters as well as those from his own party, a Survation poll suggests. The survey of 1,000 people found... Read more
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chroniclelive
100 days of Tory rule: Are you a winner or a loser under the new Conservative government?Prime Minister David Cameron recently said, in between his two holidays during
100 days of Tory rule: Are you a winner or a loser under the new Conservative government?
chroniclelive / Posted 13 days ago
Prime Minister David Cameron recently said, in between his two holidays during the summer recess, that the Tories had not wasted a day since being returned to office, this time unencumbered by former Coalition partners the Lib Dems. Central to this... Read more
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International Business Times
Jeremy Corbyn charge sheet: From Russia's useful idiot to his 'friends' Hamas and Hezbollah Jeremy Corbyn hurtles towards the Labour leadership after an unanticipated surg
Jeremy Corbyn charge sheet: From Russia's useful idiot to his 'friends' Hamas and Hezbollah
International Business Times / Posted 13 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn hurtles towards the Labour leadership after an unanticipated surge in support from a party looking to redefine itself after two election defeats and the Blair years. Corbyn is of the hard-left and is branded by critics as the new... Read more
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walesonline
Stephen Crabb targets dependency in Wales as Government passes 100 days markMr Crabb predicted that the introduction of a National Living Wage announced in
Stephen Crabb targets dependency in Wales as Government passes 100 days mark
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
Mr Crabb predicted that the introduction of a National Living Wage announced in last month’s Budget will result in a “pay rise” for 150,000 people in Wales by 2020. He added that next year’s increase in the tax-free personal allowance would boost the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How to speak like a Corbynite: a helpful guideIdeological: Adjective describing the political motives of Corbynites’ opponent
How to speak like a Corbynite: a helpful guide
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Ideological: Adjective describing the political motives of Corbynites’ opponents. “The Tories’ cuts to public services are merely ideological.” Compare: Principled. Labour party membership: Body of people that is precisely representative of the... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Holyrood will not stop city cop centre closureDeputy first minister John Swinney has said the Scottish Government will not in
Holyrood will not stop city cop centre closure
The Inverness Courier / Posted 13 days ago
Deputy first minister John Swinney has said the Scottish Government will not interfere with plans to close a police control room in Inverness. Police Scotland’s decision to press ahead with its closure plan has drawn criticism from Highland Council... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
It's now up to the Conservatives to save the Union. But will they try?Let’s say you’re Conservative MP in the year 2003. Obviously, you’re not happy
It's now up to the Conservatives to save the Union. But will they try?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Let’s say you’re Conservative MP in the year 2003. Obviously, you’re not happy that Labour rules Scotland. But as long as it does, you can at least be confident that they will keep the SNP down. You can be glad that the Scottish people are voting for... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Jack Straw says a Jeremy Corbyn win would resurrect the Lib Dems like LazarusJack Straw today warned the election of Jeremy Corbyn could prompt a Lazarus-st
Jack Straw says a Jeremy Corbyn win would resurrect the Lib Dems like Lazarus
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
Jack Straw today warned the election of Jeremy Corbyn could prompt a Lazarus-style resurgence of the Liberal Democrats. The former Home Secretary also described Corbyn's economic policies as potentially "disastrous". He told Sky News: "What I am... Read more
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