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Has Jeremy Corbyn ever supported a war?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has spent his life campaigning for peace and speaking out against military action. He was one of the UK’s leading campaigners against the 2003 Iraq war – and also voted against British involvement in military action in Afghanistan and Libya. In fact, he has voted against …

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Did teachers wipe out Theresa May’s majority?

Teachers are emerging as one of the most powerful political lobbies in the UK thanks to clever use of data and social media – but some politicians are crying foul. Kevin Courtney insists it was never his aim to wipe out Theresa May’s Commons majority. The leader of Britain’s biggest …

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Labour urges rethink on mortgage benefits

Labour has warned that vulnerable people may struggle to pay their mortgages because of benefit changes. About 90,000 people on certain benefits claim support for mortgage interest (SMI) but from Friday the benefit will be replaced by government loans. Figures suggest 27,000 SMI recipients – 51% of those contacted – …

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How the Labour anti-Semitism saga unfolded

A row about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has been prompted by Jeremy Corbyn’s comments on an allegedly anti-Semitic mural in 2012. But this is not the first time the Labour leader has faced calls to deal with anti-Semitism in recent years. Shah allegations The current row can be traced …

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Full text: Jewish leaders’ letter

Here is the full text of the open letter to the Labour Party by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council. Today, leaders of British Jewry tell Jeremy Corbyn that enough is enough. We have had enough of hearing that Jeremy Corbyn “opposes anti-Semitism”, whilst …

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Jewish groups attack Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism

“Enough is enough,” Jewish groups have said in a letter accusing Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle anti-Semitism. The Labour leader has said he is “sincerely sorry” for the pain caused by “pockets of anti-Semitism” in the Labour Party. Mr Corbyn said he would be meeting representatives of the Jewish …

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David Davis has sick bucket on hand during BBC interview

When David Davis was being grilled on the Andrew Marr Show about negotiations with the EU, something else was spotted by sharp-eyed Sunday morning viewers. On the floor beside the under-the-weather Brexit secretary was a strategically-placed bin, acting as a makeshift sick bucket. Thankfully he managed to navigate the interview …

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Tom Watson apologises over ‘anti-Semitic’ mural row

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson says Jeremy Corbyn was right to express regret for sending an apparently supportive message to the creator of an allegedly anti-Semitic mural. Jeremy Corbyn faced criticism over his initial response to a Facebook post by street artist Mear One in 2012. He later called the …

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