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Boris Johnson is ‘proto-fascist’, says John McDonnell
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Boris Johnson is ‘proto-fascist’, says John McDonnell

Former shadow chancellor sparks anger with comments to Italian newspaper
18 Sep 2020
Labour vs. Tories: the first 100 days
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In Depth

Labour vs. Tories: the first 100 days

Conservatives promising Brexit and tax cuts while rival party pledges investment and nationalisation
9 Dec 2019
Four-day work week: what does Labour want?
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In Depth

Four-day work week: what does Labour want?

Confusion reigns as party split on whether proposal would apply to NHS staff
14 Nov 2019
What are the Conservatives’ and Labour’s economic plans?
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In Depth

What are the Conservatives’ and Labour’s economic plans?

Javid and McDonnell outline fiscal proposals in rival speeches today
7 Nov 2019
Will Jeremy Corbyn resign?
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In Brief

Will Jeremy Corbyn resign?

Shadow chancellor accused of behind-the-scenes coup, amid claims Corbyn is preparing to step down
14 Oct 2019
The Week Unwrapped: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic
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The Week Unwrapped: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic

The Week Unwrapped podcast: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic
27 Sep 2019
What would the UK be like under Jeremy Corbyn?
Labour could be on course for their best London local election showing in 50 years
In Depth

What would the UK be like under Jeremy Corbyn?

The Labour leader says he is ready to lead the country to a fantastic future
19 Aug 2019

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Labour plans to move Treasury north
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In Brief

Labour plans to move Treasury north

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell wants to create new £250bn devolved unit responsible for national infrastructure
8 Jul 2019
Theresa May accused of £1.6bn ‘bribe’ for Brexit votes
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In Brief

Theresa May accused of £1.6bn ‘bribe’ for Brexit votes

Prime minister has allocated majority of funding boost to leave-voting towns in north of England and Midlands
4 Mar 2019
How Labour’s tax row split the party
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In Brief

How Labour’s tax row split the party

Shadow chancellor appears at odds with the majority of party on tax cut pledge
2 Nov 2018
Why big business is starting to take Labour seriously
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In Brief

Why big business is starting to take Labour seriously

Despite strong reservations, corporations and business groups are starting to engage with the party as it prepares for government
26 Sep 2018
Will Heathrow’s third runway ever be built?
A Greenpeace protest against a third runway takes place outside Parliament on Monday
In Depth

Will Heathrow’s third runway ever be built?

Parliament approves new runway but Boris Johnson says many obstacles to expansion remain
26 Jun 2018
Has Philip Hammond just signalled the end of austerity?
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In Brief

Has Philip Hammond just signalled the end of austerity?

Chancellor says he could loosen public purse strings in autumn but warns of continued high debt
12 Mar 2018
Hammond ‘rigging Parliament’ by blocking budget amendments
Protesters dressed as Philip Hammond and Theresa May outside parliament ahead of last week's budget
In Brief

Hammond ‘rigging Parliament’ by blocking budget amendments

Power grab just the latest attempt by Government to avoid proper parliamentary scrutiny
29 Nov 2017
Labour sets outs ‘emergency budget’ for public services
McDonnell says people are angry after seven years of austerity and cuts
In Depth

Labour sets outs ‘emergency budget’ for public services

John McDonnell pledges to spend an extra £17bn a year on the NHS, social care, schools and local government
17 Nov 2017
Labour 'war-gaming' for run on pound if elected
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In Brief

Labour 'war-gaming' for run on pound if elected

Shadow chancellor says Labour is preparing to ‘hit the deck running’
26 Sep 2017
Labour Party steps up call for fresh election
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Labour Party steps up call for fresh election

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell urges unions to help form a million-person protest on 1 July
16 Jun 2017
Labour to raise £4.5bn more a year from higher earners
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Labour to raise £4.5bn more a year from higher earners

Jeremy Corbyn plans to lower 45p threshold to £80,000, while 50p rate will be reintroduced at a lower level
16 May 2017
Who said it: John McDonnell or Chairman Mao?
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In Brief

Who said it: John McDonnell or Chairman Mao?

Jeremy Corbyn's right-hand man quoted the Little Red Book in the Commons, but can you tell which phrases are his?
5 May 2017
Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil
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In Brief

Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch quit in protest at sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton
10 Oct 2016
Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil
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In Brief

Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch quit in protest at sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton
10 Oct 2016
Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil
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In Brief

Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch quit in protest at sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton
10 Oct 2016
Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil
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In Brief

Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch quit in protest at sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton
10 Oct 2016
Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil
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In Brief

Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch quit in protest at sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton
10 Oct 2016
Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil
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In Brief

Resignations plunge Labour back into turmoil

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch quit in protest at sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton
10 Oct 2016
Labour's new economics: 'Big on vision, short on detail'
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In Brief

Labour's new economics: 'Big on vision, short on detail'

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell set out their plans to 'surpass even the Atlee government' for reforms
23 May 2016
MP Naz Shah suspended after calling for Israel to 'relocate'
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MP Naz Shah suspended after calling for Israel to 'relocate'

Labour politician has party whip removed a day after resigning as John McDonnell's aide
27 Apr 2016
Autumn Statement 2015: McDonnell advises 'comrade Osborne'
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Autumn Statement 2015: McDonnell advises 'comrade Osborne'

Shadow chancellor has a 'Chairman Mao moment' in his response
25 Nov 2015
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