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    1. Westminster Blog

      May 24, 2016

      Why do some Corbynistas favour Brexit?

      Hundreds of trade unionists from across Europe will descend upon Paris on May 28 for a rally in support of Brexit: by...

    2. January 12, 2016

      Labour in disarray as Trident policy row resurfaces

      Labour is braced for more resignations over the party’s policy on renewing Trident amid growing tensions between...

    1. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Team Corbyn depleted: Shadow attorney general quits

      Jeremy Corbyn claimed that he was in charge of a “strong shadow cabinet” on Monday, only to see another senior member...

    2. January 7, 2016

      Corbyn fills final gaps in reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn finally laid his reshuffle to rest after four days with the appointment of six new junior shadow...

    3. January 7, 2016

      Labour moderates should not serve Corbyn

      After this week, Jeremy Corbyn will not be doubted when he says he wants to change Britain’s Labour party. The...

    4. January 6, 2016

      Labour frontbenchers quit after Jeremy Corbyn reshuffle

      Three members of Labour’s front bench have quit their posts in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle, undermining his...

    5. January 6, 2016

      Emily Thornberry named as shadow defence secretary in Labour reshuffle

      Emily Thornberry, a critic of the Trident nuclear deterrent, has been appointed Labour’s shadow defence secretary in...

    6. January 5, 2016

      Corbyn dallies on reshuffle in ‘night of blunt knives’

      Jeremy Corbyn’s purge of dissident MPs was labelled the “night of the blunt knives” after the Labour leader spent two...

    7. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Shadow culture secretary victim of Corbyn reshuffle

      Michael Dugher, former shadow culture secretary, announced that he had been sacked by Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour...

    8. January 4, 2016

      Corbyn’s quandary lies in what to do with Benn in first reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn once promised not to lead Labour by “leadership diktat” and said he would “welcome a plurality of views”....

    9. January 3, 2016

      Corbyn prepares new year Labour reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn has been urged by a senior colleague not to turn his party into a “religious cult”, as the Labour leader...

    10. December 20, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn says he is in for the long haul

      Jeremy Corbyn has declared he is “not going anywhere” as he marks his 100th day on Monday as Labour leader, a defiance...

    11. December 7, 2015

      Hilary Benn’s speech was great only for its air of reasonableness

      “One of the great parliamentary moments.” “One of the greatest in Commons history.” “Passionate, spellbinding — and...

    12. December 4, 2015

      Hilary Benn’s powerful lesson in the art of oratory

      In an age when communications are dominated by the internet and social media, most politicians tend to dismiss the art...

    13. December 4, 2015

      Before the Syria vote, a battle for Britain

      When the House of Commons set out to debate military intervention in the Middle East this week, the technical issue at...

    14. December 3, 2015

      The words Benn senior would have exchanged with his son

      There’s a new Hilary in town. Until Wednesday, even in British politics anyone talking about “Hillary” would have been...

    15. December 3, 2015

      Syria speech enhances Benn’s stature

      When Hilary Benn sat down after his speech in favour of air strikes in Syria, the transition of one of Westminster’s...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Economic historians take on the nostalgia for the gold standard. - The rent is too damn high....

    17. December 3, 2015

      UK launches air strikes on Isis in Syria

      Britain has launched air strikes on Syria, hours after MPs overwhelmingly endorsed David Cameron’s plan to bomb what he...

    18. December 2, 2015

      Cameron struggles to find consensus on Syria vote

      David Cameron urged MPs to “come together” in the fight against Isis in Syria, but during a Commons debate lasting more...

    19. Westminster Blog

      December 2, 2015

      UK votes to back Syria air strikes - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 23:07 on 2 Dec 2015. The House of Commons has voted to extend air strikes against Isis...

    20. December 2, 2015

      Labour MPs feel heat from protesters opposed to UK bombing Syria

      Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to bring his supporters to heel after MPs were subjected to “intimidating” emails, phone...

    21. December 1, 2015

      David Cameron attacks Jeremy Corbyn ahead of vote on Syria

      Labour accused David Cameron of a “desperate slur” after the prime minister urged Tory MPs not to vote alongside...

    22. December 1, 2015

      The slow death of the British Labour party

      Three months after Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, Britain’s centre-left party is at war with itself. Many of...

    23. November 17, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn faces prospect of Labour rebellion on Syria

      Jeremy Corbyn will face a significant rebellion if he tries to whip Labour MPs against military action in Syria in the...

    24. November 16, 2015

      Spy agencies to counter Isis with extra 1,900 staff

      David Cameron will announce plans on Monday to recruit 1,900 intelligence and security staff, aimed at countering the...

    25. November 15, 2015

      UK home secretary says EU must tighten borders

      Europe must strengthen its external borders in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris on Friday evening, Britain’s...

    26. November 11, 2015

      Corbyn tries to control Labour’s message

      Jeremy Corbyn has sought to impose discipline on the Parliamentary Labour party by instructing his shadow cabinet that...

    27. October 14, 2015

      Labour eases line on support for UK military action in Syria

      Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that the Labour party could support UK military action in Syria without UN backing in a...

    28. September 30, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn under fire for stance on nuclear weapons

      Jeremy Corbyn was plunged into a row with some of his most senior colleagues on the last day of the Labour conference...

    29. September 27, 2015

      Labour leadership softens line amid disunity at the top

      Labour’s new leadership has signalled its readiness to compromise on the economy, Syria and the Trident nuclear...

    30. September 16, 2015

      Corbyn’s failure to back ‘In’ campaign muddies Labour’s EU stance

      In the run-up to its defeat in May’s general election, Britain’s opposition Labour party had a central pitch to the...

    31. September 14, 2015

      Shadow ministers at odds on Labour’s EU message

      Labour will fight for Britain to stay in the EU “in all circumstances”, according to Hilary Benn, the newly appointed...

    32. September 14, 2015

      Labour will ‘fight for Britain to stay in EU’, vows Hilary Benn

      Labour will fight for Britain to stay in the European Union “in all circumstances”, according to Hilary Benn, the newly...

    33. September 14, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn makes John McDonnell shadow chancellor

      John McDonnell — a hardline leftwinger who has described bankers as “jokers”, has said he is opposed to Bank of England...

    34. September 13, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn begins task of appointing UK shadow cabinet

      Jeremy Corbyn’s team will spend the rest of the weekend finalising their line-up for the new leader’s shadow cabinet in...

    35. June 17, 2015

      Osborne cuts confident figure at PMQs

      George Osborne has performed his first “audition” for the role of prime minister, standing in for David Cameron in the...

    36. November 19, 2014

      Watchdog warns on cuts to council budgets

      Ministers could be caught unaware by serious financial problems at local councils because of inadequate monitoring, a...

    37. September 22, 2014

      Smaller English cities publish charter demanding more control

      The pressure for Westminster to devolve more power to England increased as 23 smaller cities published a charter...

    38. July 31, 2014

      UK Help to Buy scheme used by almost 40,000 people

      Nearly 40,000 people have bought a home through the “Help to Buy” programme, ministers announced on Thursday, as they...

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