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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
25 Nov 2015 14:54
The shadow chancellor shocked MPs today by reading from a copy of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book in the House of Commons.
John McDonnell is thought to be first politician ever to quote directly from the communist book at the despatch box.
The Labour frontbencher used the stunt to mock George Osborne for encouraging China to invest in British infrastructure projects. He said:
"To assist comrade Osborne in his dealings with his new found comrades,
Spending review highlights: Osborne pulls backs on tax credits, protects police budget and clobbers landlords
25 Nov 2015 13:42
George Osborne has revealed that he will scrap his planned cuts to tax credits, after facing a backlash from campaigners, rival parliamentarians and some members of his own party.
Delivering his autumn statement and spending review, the chancellor said he would abolish the controversial reforms altogether – rather than opt for a fudge, as many had expected.
Osborne used his Commons address to detail £20bn in budget cuts, with the transport, energy and climate change, business
25 Nov 2015 11:59
Former cabinet minister Tim Yeo has lost his libel action against the Sunday Times, with the judge comparing him to a fish wriggling on a hook.
Yeo was attempting to sue the paper after he was approached by undercover journalists posing as representatives of a solar energy concern in the Far East. The Sunday Times reported that Yeo had said he could promote business concerns in return for cash.
The former Tory MP for South
25 Nov 2015 09:20
George Osborne’s political reputation is very much in the spotlight as he prepares to set out the autumn statement and spending review.
The chancellor is expected to face heavy scrutiny over his cuts to unprotected government departments’ budgets. The big losers today may be police, social care, public health and local government. All will become clear shortly.
Perhaps anticipating a negative focus later on, Osborne acted overnight to secure a positive story about his housing