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Brexit 26-09-2017

Britain’s Labour shifts on Brexit, proposes staying in customs union

Britain could stay in a customs union with the European Union after leaving the bloc if Labour win power, the main opposition party said on Monday (25 September), putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May’s divided government over Brexit.
Brexit 29-08-2017

UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on May

The opposition Labour Party has said it would keep Britain in the European single market and customs union for a transitional period after Brexit, offering an alternative to the government line after months of uncertainty over Labour's position.
Brexit 19-07-2017

End to austerity? Poll gamble exposes rift in Britain’s ruling party

An early election was meant to bind the Conservatives to Theresa May's agenda for at least five years, but instead it has badly shaken the governing party with ministers questioning its seven-year pursuit of austerity.
Brexit 30-06-2017

May narrowly wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament on Thursday (29 June), highlighting the weakness of her Conservative Party which lost its majority in a shock general election result earlier this month.
Brexit 02-06-2017

With wind in sails, Corbyn wins hearts in Brexit town

Dismissed by right-wing commentators as a communist relic early in the campaign, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is staging something of a comeback and winning support in a country still struggling with austerity.
Brexit 11-05-2017

UK Labour’s election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not walk away from Brexit talks without a deal if it wins next month's election, according to a leaked draft manifesto published by several newspapers.
Brexit 25-04-2017

Labour to guarantee EU citizens’ rights ‘on day one’ after election

Britain's opposition Labour Party will immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the country if it wins a June election, it said today (25 April), setting out a Brexit strategy aimed at dismantling Prime Minister Theresa May's runaway lead.
Elections 15-03-2017

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

Millions of Dutch voters go to the polls Wednesday (14 March) in key elections overshadowed by a blazing diplomatic row with Turkey, with all eyes on the fate of far-right MP Geert Wilders.
Brexit 24-02-2017

Socialists and Democrats and Labour to collaborate on Brexit talks

The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) will cooperate closely with the UK Labour Party in the crucial Brexit negotiations with the aimof protecting the social agenda and opposing Theresa May’s "ultra-hard” strategy.
Brexit 23-02-2017

Labour fights for post-Brexit future in crunch UK by-election

Britain's ailing Labour party was battling on Thursday (23 February) to avoid defeat in two parliamentary by-elections, fighting off UKIP in one Brexit bastion and fearing a historic loss to the governing Conservatives in the other.

Breivik ‘trying to spread his ideology from prison’

The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said on Wednesday (11 January) that his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dating adverts.
Brexit 02-01-2017

Unite chief: Corbyn would step down if necessary

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, could step down before the next national election in 2020 if its poor opinion poll ratings do not improve, the head of its biggest union backer said in an interview published on Monday (2 January).
Brexit 07-12-2016

British lord says Brexit ‘stupidity’ should not block child refugees

A member of Britain's House of Lords rescued from the Nazis when he was six years old, told AFP the anti-immigrant sentiment behind Brexit should not prevent child migrants being welcomed to Britain.
Brexit 12-10-2016

May to let MPs ‘scrutinise’ Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled ahead of a House of Commons debate Wednesday (12 October) that she would let parliament scrutinise her plan for Brexit before she begins the formal process to exit the EU.
Brexit 25-09-2016

Divided UK Labour struggles with Brexit, despite Corbyn’s re-election

Distracted by a bitter leadership contest, Britain's main opposition Labour party has struggled to present a vision of Brexit to challenge the ruling Conservatives – and many fear the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn will do little to change this.
Brexit 05-08-2016

Labour leadership candidates battle for future of UK’s opposition party

Britain's embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused last night (4 August) of failing to provide a credible opposition to the government as he clashed with the man hoping to unseat him in the first debate of a bitter contest.
Brexit 22-07-2016

Corbyn: Brexit vote must be respected

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday (21 July) that the result of last month's vote to leave the European Union should be respected, putting him at odds with the lawmaker who is challenging him for his job.
Brexit 17-06-2016

US group: Alleged killer of British MP was neo-Nazi supporter

The alleged killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox was a "dedicated supporter" of a neo-Nazi group based in the United States, a civil rights group reported Thursday (16 June).
Brexit 22-04-2016

Ex-UK premier makes ‘patriotic’ case against Brexit

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown said Thursday he was setting out a "patriotic" case for Britain to remain in the EU, in his first intervention on the looming referendum.
Brexit 14-04-2016

Corbyn: Britain should stay in EU ‘warts and all’

Britain should stay in the EU "warts and all", the opposition Labour leader will say today (14 April), making his first big intervention in the referendum campaign as he seeks to counter criticism he is  not doing enough to persuade his voters to back the 'In' campaign.
Brexit 18-02-2016

Key dates in Britain’s relationship with the EU

Prime Minister David Cameron could agree a reform package at a summit in Brussels starting Thursday (18 February), paving the way for a referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union as early as June.
Brexit 01-12-2015

Britain’s Labour party launches EU ‘in’ campaign

Britain’s opposition Labour Party today (1 December) launched its campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union, saying that the Paris terror attacks showed the need to "stand shoulder to shoulder" with its European partners.
Brexit 14-09-2015

Corbyn victory seen boosting ‘Brexit’ camp

Leftist Jeremy Corbyn swept to victory on Saturday (12 September) in the race for the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party, marking a clean break with New Labour, and adding to a growing body of resentment against the European Union.
Andy Burnham
Brexit 18-05-2015

UK Labour frontrunner calls for EU referendum in 2016

Andy Burnham, frontrunner to become leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, threw his weight behind the idea of a referendum on the country's EU membership, and said he would demand it took place in 2016 if he becomes party leader.