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Brighton councillor Anne Meadows quits Labour over ‘anti-Semitism’

[ad_1] Image caption The Conservative Party chairman said he was delighted to welcome Anne Meadows Labour could lose control of Brighton and Hove City Council after one of its councillors joined the Conservatives in protest at anti-Semitic abuse.Anne Meadows, whose husband is of Jewish descent, said she had suffered 18 months of attacks."There has been a lot of anti-Semitism going on in the city and that was aimed at me
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In full: Tory MPs’ resignation letter

[ad_1] Image copyright PA MPs Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen have written to the prime minister to resign from the Conservative Party. Here is their letter.Dear Prime MinsterIt is with regret that we are writing to resign the Conservative whip and our membership of the Party.We voted for you as Leader and Prime Minister because we believed you were committed to a moderate, open-hearted Conservative Party in the
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Brexit: What do Birmingham’s Number 11 bus passengers think?

[ad_1] The Brexit negotiations have been likened to a merry-go-round by some commentators.So where better to seek the views of the public than on Birmingham's famous Number 11 route?We asked passengers on the service, which takes a two-and-a-half hour circular journey around the city, what they make of the current situation.Brummies narrowly voted to leave the EU, although some areas came out strongly in favour of staying.Video journalist: Simone Stewart
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MP introduces bill to ban dog meat consumption

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images A Conservative MP, Bill Wiggin, has introduced a bill in Parliament to ban the consumption of dog meat in the UK.The bill would make it illegal to eat dog meat and to transport, possess or donate it for the purposes of consumption.It is not currently against the law in the UK to eat dog meat.About 30 million dogs are eaten around the world annually -
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Conservatives being ‘manipulated by Brexit zealots’, ex-PM Major to warn

[ad_1] The Conservative Party is being "manipulated" by Brexit "zealots" and the "mainstream majority" of MPs must reassert itself to stop a damaging EU exit, Sir John Major is to argue.In a lecture in Glasgow, the former prime minister will urge Parliament to "dig deep into its soul" and act before the scheduled departure, on 29 March.Brexit will cost billions and risk the break-up of the UK, he will say.Theresa
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Derek Hatton on rejoining Labour Party after 34 years

[ad_1] Derek Hatton, who has been readmitted to Labour after 34 years, said he has previously tried to rejoin the party but was not allowed back in.The former Liverpool City Council deputy leader told Jo Coburn on Politics Live that, for 31 years, he has "never budged one inch away from supporting" Labour.UK viewers can watch the full programme for 30 days from transmission [ad_2] Source link
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Think tank funding: Where do IEA and TPA get money from?

[ad_1] Some think tank groups are less open than others about where their money comes from to pay for their work and research.Politics Live reporter Elizabeth Glinka spoke to some people who run them and those who watch over their work.Studio debate: on think tanks with Mark Littlewood from the Institute for Economic Affairs and Faiza Shaheen from CLASSUK viewers can watch the full programme for 30 days from transmission
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Ruth George sorry for claiming ex-Labour MPs may have Israeli backing

[ad_1] A Labour MP has apologised for claiming a group of ex-colleagues who quit the party in protest over anti-Semitism may be backed by the Israeli government. Ruth George, the MP for High Peak, suggested it was "possible" the seven MPs who jumped ship on Monday were being supported by the state of Israel.She later issued a statement saying she was "deeply sorry for her ill-thought out and poorly worded