Corbyn anti-Semitism meeting ‘disappointing’, Jewish leaders say

Corbyn anti-Semitism meeting ‘disappointing’, Jewish leaders say

Image copyright PA A meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was a “disappointing, missed opportunity”, Jewish leaders have said. The Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews said the Labour leader did not agree to any of the concrete actions they asked for. They want disciplinary cases […]

Brexit: May’s ‘customs partnership’ idea cretinous, says Rees-Mogg

Brexit: May’s ‘customs partnership’ idea cretinous, says Rees-Mogg

Image copyright PA Theresa May’s plan for a “customs partnership” with the EU after Brexit has been described as “completely cretinous” by Jacob Rees-Mogg. The leading Tory Brexiteer said it would be the same as staying in a customs union. He also accused the prime minister of lacking “enthusiasm” for Brexit at a think-tank event […]

Corbyn anti-Semitism meeting ‘disappointing’, Jewish leaders say

Corbyn anti-Semitism meeting ‘disappointing’, Jewish leaders say

Image copyright PA A meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was a “disappointing, missed opportunity”, Jewish leaders have said. The Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews said the Labour leader did not agree to any of the concrete actions they asked for. They want disciplinary cases […]

Brexit: May’s ‘customs partnership’ idea cretinous, says Rees-Mogg

Brexit: May’s ‘customs partnership’ idea cretinous, says Rees-Mogg

Image copyright PA Theresa May’s plan for a “customs partnership” with the EU after Brexit has been described as “completely cretinous” by Jacob Rees-Mogg. The leading Tory Brexiteer said it would be the same as staying in a customs union. He also accused the prime minister of lacking “enthusiasm” for Brexit at a think-tank event […]

Welsh and UK governments agree Brexit bill deal

Welsh and UK governments agree Brexit bill deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK and Welsh governments have been locked in negotiations for months over a key peice of Brexit legislation The UK and Welsh governments have reached agreement over a long-running Brexit “power-grab” row. The agreement on changes to the UK Government EU (Withdrawal) Bill follows months of discussions. Wales’ […]

Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist unveiled

Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images A statue commemorating the life of the suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, has been unveiled opposite Parliament. She campaigned for women’s right to vote during the early 20th Century and is seen as one of the most influential feminists of the past 100 years. Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to the “truly […]

Jeremy Corbyn set for crunch meeting with Jewish leaders

Jeremy Corbyn set for crunch meeting with Jewish leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn is set for a crunch meeting with Jewish leaders to discuss what steps he has taken to address anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. The Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews say the Labour leader has been slow to act on the recommendations of a 2016 […]

Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist to be unveiled in London

Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist to be unveiled in London

Image copyright Caroline Teo/GLA/PA Image caption Artist Gillian Wearing, said she was “really delighted that planning has been granted” A statue commemorating the life of the suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, will be unveiled opposite Parliament later. She campaigned for women’s right to vote during the early 20th Century and is seen as one of the most […]

Labour election candidate facing calls to stand down

Labour election candidate facing calls to stand down

Image copyright Mandy Richards A Labour activist chosen by the party to fight the next general election is facing calls to stand down after making a string of controversial comments. Mandy Richards, chosen last month to fight the Worcester seat, cast doubt on the evidence for the Manchester bombing and the murder of Labour MP […]

MPs announce hand car-wash ‘slavery probe’

MPs announce hand car-wash ‘slavery probe’

Image copyright Justin Sullivan/Getty Image caption The Car Wash Advisory Service said there were more than 19,000 unregulated hand car-wash sites in the UK MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, amid concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environment Audit Committee will examine the impact […]

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