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Brexit: Labour must back another referendum – Tom Watson

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Labour must promise another Brexit referendum to counter the electoral challenge posed by Nigel Farage, the party's deputy leader has said. Writing in the Observer, Tom Watson said his party could not "sit on the fence" about the biggest issue to face the UK for a generation. But ex-UKIP leader Mr Farage said a new referendum would be "a total insult" to five million Labour
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Brexit: Warning over Labour’s referendum stance

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Jeremy Corbyn has been warned Labour will "haemorrhage" votes in the EU election unless the party explicitly backs a further referendum.MEP Richard Corbett, leader of the party in the EU Parliament, told the Observer Labour risked losing out to parties committed to a public vote.If Labour offered "clarity" on a public vote, it would do "very well", he said.Labour's current policy is to keep all options
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Brexit: Labour trying to break Brexit deadlock says Corbyn

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive coverage from Venue Cymru, LlandudnoLabour is trying to break the Brexit deadlock, Jeremy Corbyn will tell his party on Saturday. There are calls in his party for another referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU. But at the Welsh Labour conference in Llandudno, Mr Corbyn will say the "real divide" in society is between rich and poor, not
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Labour expects more Brexit talks as deadline looms

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters With just five days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, Labour has said it expects to hold further talks with the government to find a Brexit deal.Theresa May has said only a cross-party pact will get the support of a majority of MPs, as the DUP and some Tories have rejected her deal with the EU.However, several Conservatives have strongly criticised
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Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour – May

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May has been criticised by some Conservatives for reaching out to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she had to reach out to Labour in a bid to deliver Brexit or risk letting it "slip through our fingers".In a statement on Saturday night, Mrs May said there was a "stark choice" of either leaving the European Union with a
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Brexit: Downing Street ‘ready to meet Labour this weekend’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer had accused the government of refusing to consider Labour's demand for changes to the Brexit deal's political declaration Downing Street has insisted it is prepared to pursue alterations to its Brexit deal and is ready to hold further talks with Labour this weekend.Labour wants fundamental changes to the deal's political declaration, which outlines future UK-EU relations.But three days
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Labour to outline National Grid ownership plans

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Labour is set to release a policy paper outlining how it will transfer the UK's National Grid to public ownership.In its paper, the party says the Grid - a public limited company which is listed on two stock exchanges - will be run by a new National Energy Agency.Labour says public ownership - majority or controlling shareholding by the government - would lower bills for
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Labour anti-Semitism row: Hodge claims Corbyn ‘misled’ her

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Margaret Hodge has written to Jeremy Corbyn about the party's approach to anti-Semitism Jewish Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge has expressed fresh concerns about how her party is handling accusations of anti-Semitism.In a letter to Jeremy Corbyn, she claims she has been misled over assurances that his office was not involved in any disciplinary process."Either you have intentionally misled me or your staff
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Labour anti-Semitism: Tom Watson told to let party boss handle it

[ad_1] Image copyright PA John McDonnell has backed Labour's general secretary Jennie Formby in her row with deputy leader Tom Watson over how to handle anti-Semitism cases.Ms Formby has accused Mr Watson of "unacceptable" behaviour by asking MPs to forward anti-Semitism complaints to him as well as the party.Shadow Chancellor Mr McDonnell said: "That wouldn't be right. This has got to be dealt with by the party itself."Mr Watson has
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Labour anti-Semitism: Tom Watson clashes with party boss

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Wire / Getty Image caption Tom Watson was accused of undermining party processes by Jennie Formby Two of Labour's most senior figures have clashed over how to handle anti-Semitism within the party.General secretary Jennie Formby accused deputy leader Tom Watson of "completely unacceptable" behaviour for asking complaints about anti-Semitism to be forwarded to him for monitoring.She said his approach would "undermine" and "pollute" existing party processes.Mr