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Boris Johnson compares Chequers deal to 'suicide vest'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Johnson has faced criticism from fellow MPs for his language in the Mail on Sunday article Boris Johnson has attacked Theresa’s May’s Brexit plan, saying she had “wrapped a suicide vest” around the British constitution and “handed the detonator” to Brussels. In the Mail on Sunday, the former foreign […]

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John McDonnell condemns 'call off the dogs' comments

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn McDonnell says Chukka Umunna should stop “throwing himself in front of TV cameras and inventing stories” Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has rejected suggestions that MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn are being driven out of the party. It follows claims by Labour MP Chuka Umunna that centre-left […]

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Tax cut for self-employed workers scrapped

Image copyright PA A planned tax cut for 2.7m self-employed workers has been scrapped by the UK government. It was originally due to scrap Class 2 National Insurance contributions in April but the move had been delayed by a year and has now been shelved. It cited concerns that low-earning self-employed people would pay more […]

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Labour: Activist in anti-Semitism row elected to ruling body

Image copyright Talk Radio Image caption Peter Willsman’s election to Labour’s ruling body has provoked controversy A Labour Party official who suggested Jewish “Trump fanatics” were behind accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour ranks has been re-elected to the party’s ruling body. Peter Willsman was criticised when a recording of his remarks emerged in July, and […]

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Anti-Semitism row: Frank Field considers triggering by-election

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrank Field says Labour should be a ‘champion against racism’ Veteran MP Frank Field has said he is considering triggering a by-election in his Birkenhead constituency. He resigned the Labour whip over the leadership’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations and what he calls “bullying and intimidation” in local […]

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Anti-Semitism row: Frank Field resigns Labour whip

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionField: We must deal with ‘local Labour thuggery’ Veteran Labour MP Frank Field has quit the party’s group in Parliament, saying the leadership is becoming “a force for anti-Semitism in British politics”. The Birkenhead MP also blamed a “culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation” in local parties. […]