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Labour Party's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns to 'pursue new challenges'



News February 23, 2018


The former trade union official had served as the Labour Party's most senior employee since 2011, with responsibility for recruiting party staff, overseeing campaigns, organising annual conferences, and guarding Labour's legal and...

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Tony Blair calls on Labour to join Tory Brexit rebels over customs union bid



News February 23, 2018


The former prime minister used his latest intervention over Brexit to warn of "economic dislocation", express fears of a return to violence in Northern Ireland, and repeat his call for a second EU referendum.Speaking to Sky News, ...

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EU boss Donald Tusk claims UK's Brexit plans 'based on pure illusion'



News February 23, 2018


In comments which appear to make no attempt at diplomacy, Donald Tusk said the Prime Minister's Brexit plan "is based on pure illusion"."I am glad that the UK seems to be moving towards more detailed position, however if media rep...

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Theresa May faces prospect of fresh Brexit rebellion in the Commons



News February 23, 2018


Chuka Umunna is one of a number of pro-EU Conservative and Labour backbenchers who have tabled an amendment to the Government's trade bill which would require the UK to form a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.The...

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Ban on plastic straws being considered, Environment Secretary says



News February 23, 2018


Michael Gove said the Government wanted to do "everything we can" to restrict their use, saying: "We're exploring at the moment if we can ban them."He added that such a move could prove to be easier once Britain has left the Europ...

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