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Plaudits for Yvette Cooper as she breaks political taboo on refugees

Plaudits for Yvette Cooper as she breaks political taboo on refugees

01 Sep 2015 14:42

Yvette Cooper has won rave reviews for a major speech today in which she called for the UK to take as many as 10,000 people fleeing the political turmoil in the Middle East.

The shadow home secretary and Labour leadership contender called for the UK to be true to its values and history by taking in more refugees.

In doing so, Cooper broke the political taboo on the British response to the European-wide refugee crisis

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David Miliband reveals pain of losing to Ed in email to Hillary Clinton

David Miliband reveals pain of losing to Ed in email to Hillary Clinton

01 Sep 2015 10:21

Newly-released emails show how David Miliband confided in Hillary Clinton after he lost the 2010 Labour leadership race to Ed Miliband.

The former foreign secretary emailed the then US secretary of state to thank her for a “poignant” message after he was defeated by his younger brother in the battle to lead the party.

He then revealed his pain at losing – and suggested this was compounded by the fact that it was his brother

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Kanye West: I’ve decided to run for president

Kanye West: I’ve decided to run for president

31 Aug 2015 18:45

Kanye West said that he will run for president in 2020 as he gave a speech at the MTV Music Video Awards.

West made the announcement at the end of a rambling 10-minute address in which he also suggested he had “rolled up a little something to knock the edge off” before speaking.

He then announced his presidential ambitions before walking off the stage:

“And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed in this moment, I’ve

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Union chief chastised for ‘disrespectful’ Blair attack

Union chief chastised for ‘disrespectful’ Blair attack

31 Aug 2015 10:48

A union boss has come under fire for calling Tony Blair a “neo-liberal, multi-millionaire, war-mongerer” with nothing useful to say about the Labour leadership race.

The Unite union’s political director Jennie Formby tweeted the controversial comment after Blair’s latest intervention in the contest.

This morning, she was taken to task by Michael Dugher, chair of Andy Burnham's leadership bid. The Labour MP said Formby's posturing was "disrespectful" to the former prime minister.

Writing in

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David Lammy invites Labour members to call him… at 4am

David Lammy invites Labour members to call him… at 4am

28 Aug 2015 14:13

Labour mayoral hopeful David Lammy has urged undecided party members to phone him up for a chat.

In a recent email to all comrades, Lammy urged them to "click the button below if you're undecided about who to vote for and I can give you a call to make my case for why I should Mayor".

His email was sent out this morning with the header: "Still undecided? Let’s talk…"

TP is sure that many

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Anti-Corbyn MPs will have to 'calm down', warns Diane Abbott

Anti-Corbyn MPs will have to 'calm down', warns Diane Abbott

28 Aug 2015 11:34

Diane Abbott has warned that MPs making "bluster and threats" will have to fall into line if Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader.

The Hackney North MP said that party members would "never forgive" any MPs seeking to undermine Corbyn should he win the Labour leadership contest.

Abbott is a key supporter of Corbyn's leadership bid, while also standing to be Labour’s candidate for mayor of London.

In an interview with Total Politics, she said that some

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Jon Craig: Who are Team Corbyn?

Jon Craig: Who are Team Corbyn?

28 Aug 2015 08:00

Sky News chief political correspondent Jon Craig looks at how Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign got off the ground, in his latest column for TP.

Craig also considers who will be in Corbyn’s top team if he becomes Labour leader as expected next month.

“Who will be in the inner circle in the Leader of the Opposition's suite of offices in Norman Shaw South if he wins on September 12? The answer, equally inevitably, is

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Cameron’s peerages for donors, advisers, lobbyists… and the MP who claimed expenses for his moat

Cameron’s peerages for donors, advisers, lobbyists… and the MP who claimed expenses for his moat

27 Aug 2015 15:56

David Cameron has unveiled 45 new peers, including former ministers, senior advisers and a top Tory donor.

Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the prime minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and eight for Labour.  The new arrivals will take the upper house to 826 members and will cost taxpayers “at least” £1.2m per year, according to the Electoral Reform Society.

The 26 new Conservative peers include ex-ministers William Hague, Andrew Lansley and

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Clegg puts pen to paper - but refuses to kiss and tell on Cameron

Clegg puts pen to paper - but refuses to kiss and tell on Cameron

27 Aug 2015 11:56

Nick Clegg is writing a book about his experience of the coalition government – but the former Lib Dem leader will not be dishing the dirt on his relations with David Cameron.

Clegg is said to be focused on producing a serious text which analyses the inner workings of the last government.

He will examine the successes and failures of the first full coalition in Britain since 1945, with a strong focus on "lessons learned", according

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Lobbyists get nervous as they prepare for life under Corbyn

Lobbyists get nervous as they prepare for life under Corbyn

27 Aug 2015 10:36

Public affairs industry bosses have spoken out about the difficulties the UK lobbying industry will face if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership as expected.

A number of senior lobbyists have given candid assessments for a wide-ranging article first published on the Public Affairs News website.

Nick Laitner, managing director at MHP Communications, said:

“Looking at the public statements of Corbyn and his most ardent supporters, big business and commercial lobbyists are viewed as

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