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Margaret Hodge defends anti-Semitism attack on Corbyn

[ad_1] Dame Margaret Hodge has said she stands by her criticism of Jeremy Corbyn after publicly accusing him of being a racist and an anti-Semite. The Labour MP told Today that the party had not fully adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.Shadow Solicitor-General Nick Thomas-Symonds said that the examples of anti-Semitism Hodge gave are all covered in Labour's anti-Semitism code and they "have adopted the code in
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Brexit deal: Let’s get on with it, says Theresa May

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The prime minister has said it is time to "get on with" reaching a Brexit deal as she and other cabinet ministers try to sell their plan for it in Europe.Theresa May will meet the Austrian chancellor and Czech and Estonian prime ministers this week.She said both sides know "the clock is ticking" on negotiations. The EU and the UK want a deal in place by
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John Pienaar reacts to a busy week in Parliament. With Chloe Smith and Iain Duncan Smith.

[ad_1] In the last show before the summer break, John Pienaar discusses the EU's response to Theresa May's Brexit plan and splits within the Conservative Party with Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith. Also on the show are Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Vince Cable and former Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall. [ad_2] Source link
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Anti-Semitism row: Labour will ‘get it right’ says Rebecca Long-Bailey

[ad_1] Labour will get its new code of conduct on anti-Semitism "right" and restore faith among the Jewish community, a shadow cabinet minister has said.Rebecca Long-Bailey said the party had been in a "very dark place" because of "the actions of a minority ... and the failure of us to deal with it quickly".Labour's new guidelines were criticised by some Jewish leaders and some MPs.One MP, Margaret Hodge faces "action"
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Cabinet still being persuaded over Brexit – Dominic Raab

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Raab replaced David Davis, who quit in protest at Theresa May's trade policy The UK's new Brexit secretary says he is still persuading other cabinet ministers that the government strategy for leaving the EU is the "best plan." Dominic Raab told the Sunday Telegraph the prime minister's blueprint for leaving the EU was "pragmatic."Theresa May's proposal for a future trade relationship with the
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Fur sales: MPs call for consultation to ban real fur

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This model is wearing a fake fur jacket - now sales of real fur could be banned A ban on sales of real fur should be considered, a committee of MPs has recommended.The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee investigation into the issue came after some real fur was found wrongly labelled as fake.They described the current labelling of fur products as