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30 Nov 2015 17:28
Jeremy Corbyn has been unable to force through an official Labour party policy of opposing air strikes in Syria.
Corbyn had been planning to offer Labour MPs a free vote while asserting that party policy was to oppose air strikes. His office briefed the Guardian on the plan before today's shadow cabinet meeting.
But Corbyn was then forced to back down after he faced protests from a number of his colleagues during the tense two
30 Nov 2015 15:36
Labour MPs are being given permission to vote as they choose on whether to back RAF air strikes in Syria.
Jeremy Corbyn has told his shadow cabinet he will suspend collective responsibility to allow them to vote with their consciences.
By performing a tactical retreat, Corbyn has avoided a mass shadow cabinet walkout. However, the Labour leader has refused to back down completely as he is also stressing that his own opposition to airstrikes is
30 Nov 2015 09:21
Conservative MP Charles Walker has set out five questions his party must answer over the Tory bullying scandal.
The MP for Broxbourne spoke out after former co-chairman Grant Shapps resigned as a minister at the weekend.
Shapps said that "the buck should stop with me". But many Tories believe that Shapps was forced fall on his sword to divert pressure from Tory chairman Lord Feldman, a close friend of David Cameron.
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29 Nov 2015 21:21
Former Labour cabinet minister Douglas Alexander has landed a new job as an adviser to U2 frontman Bono.
Alexander is reported to be advising the rock star on the challenges of securing investment in development to tackle global poverty.
He is said to have been in discussion with Bono for several months, after losing the seat of Paisley and Renfrewshire South to 20-year-old Mhairi Black from the SNP.
The former Labour MP’s new role
27 Nov 2015 16:03
Members of the Fire Brigades Union have voted to re-affiliate themselves to Labour - more than a decade after splitting from the party.
The union disassociated itself from Labour in 2004 in opposition to the policies being pursued by then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
But FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said the party “had changed for the better” since Jeremy Corbyn’s spectacular election as leader in September this year.
The Union chief said: "We have
27 Nov 2015 12:23
Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been branded a "total disgrace" for suggesting Tony Blair was to blame for the 7/7 terror attacks.
The UK was left reeling after four suicide bombers detonated their explosive devices on London underground lines and a bus in July 2005, killing 52 people and leaving 700 wounded in the process.
Livingstone, who was mayor of London at the time of the atrocities, said the men had “given their
27 Nov 2015 11:22
Famously banned by the censors when it was first written, Harley Granville Barker’s political masterpiece gathers a large ensemble to expose a cut-throat, cynical world of sex, sleaze and suicide amongst the political elite of 1920s England.
Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Richard II) plays Henry Trebell.
Olivia Williams (Love's Labour's Lost, Happy Now?) plays Amy O'Connell.
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27 Nov 2015 08:14
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of "declaring war on his own Shadow Cabinet" by writing to all Labour MPs stating his opposition to military action against Isil in Syria.
The Labour leader stunned his frontbench colleagues by sending the letter just three hours after a Shadow Cabinet meeting revealed deep splits over the issue.
Most of those present at the meeting - including Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn, Shadow Defence Secretary Maria Eagle and deputy Labour
26 Nov 2015 13:49
Alex Salmond has been criticised for missing the Commons debate on Syria on the same day he unveiled a portrait of himself in Edinburgh.
The former SNP leader is now his party's foreign affairs spokesman, and had been expected to be at Westminster as David Cameron set out the case for extending RAF air strikes against Isil from Iraq into Syria.
However, he instead attended First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before
25 Nov 2015 22:01
George Osborne’s spending review represents a “a huge bet on our future wellbeing”, according to Ed Balls’ former policy chief.
Karim Palant examines the chancellor’s plans in his latest column for TP. He writes:
“The chancellor has breached his welfare cap. He has u-turned on his overall spending plans for this parliament for the second time already. He has backed off flagship policies like tax credit cuts. And his reversal of his planned police cuts