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Watson warns minister over George Osborne's editor role

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption George Osborne will edit the London Evening Standard four days a week Labour’s deputy leader has warned Digital Minister Matt Hancock to avoid any conflict of interests in his future dealings with ex-chancellor George Osborne, now Evening Standard editor. Tom Watson said Mr Osborne would be expected to seek […]

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Business rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Metropolitan Police On a warm Saturday afternoon in March a group of campaigners heads to the Golden Lane estate in central London. Local council elections are just days away but these volunteers are not seeking votes on behalf of councillors. The members of the campaign group We Can Win want to make […]

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Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin, dies aged 66

[ad_1] Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Martin McGuinness served as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister for ten years Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister, has died aged 66. It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition. The former IRA leader turned peacemaker worked at the heart […]

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What is Labour's future?

[ad_1] Image caption Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson says it is his duty to “call out” threats to Labour’s future “If this secret left-wing plan to take over the Labour Party comes to pass, our electoral existence is in peril.” Tom Watson did not mince his words when he spoke to me on Monday morning. […]

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George Osborne defends newspaper job in Commons

[ad_1] Image copyright House of Commons George Osborne has said Parliament is “enhanced” by having MPs with “different experiences” as he defended his new job as Evening Standard editor. The ex-chancellor was speaking in the Commons in response to an urgent question on the issue from Labour, Shadow minister Andrew Gwynne said an MP holding […]

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Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour 'plot'

[ad_1] Media captionLabour’s deputy leader tells Today left-wing supporters of Corbyn are involved in plot which could destroy the party Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for his MPs to unite – after his deputy Tom Watson warned of threats to the party from left-wing activists. Mr Watson was “cheered to the rafters” as he […]

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Across the Channel

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Will a judge find that allegations against Mr Fillon are a load of bull? French people will vote for a new president amid considerable political uncertainty in Europe and the world, following the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump as US leader. Eleven candidates […]

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Brexit could place 'huge burden' on Parliament

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill became law last week Parliament could be tasked with scrutinising up to 15 new bills to deliver Brexit, leaving little time for other unrelated legislation, the Institute for Government has warned. The IFG says legislation will be needed to establish new policies […]

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Dozens of crimes against MPs reported

[ad_1] A police team created to handle crimes against MPs has dealt with 53 complaints since the murder of Jo Cox. The Met’s parliamentary liaison and investigation team saw cases of hate-filled messages, harassment and criminal damage between August and early February. It comes amid concerns that MPs face increasing levels of online abuse. Almost […]

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Morgan: Osborne's liberal Conservatism will be heard

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption George Osborne was announced as the London Evening Standard’s editor on Friday Ex-Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has defended George Osborne’s appointment as Evening Standard editor, warning cabinet ministers fired by Theresa May will have their “voices heard”. Mrs Morgan, who lost her job after Mrs May became PM, […]