Labour pledges law to cut credit card debt

Labour pledges law to cut credit card debt

Image copyright PA Legislation limiting the amount of interest that can be charged on credit card debts is being promised by the Labour Party. Under the changes, nobody would pay more in interest than they had originally borrowed. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says more than three million people are “trapped” by credit card debt. He […]

Anger over Labour conference Brexit vote

Anger over Labour conference Brexit vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been pro-EU protests outside the party conference Pro-EU Labour MPs have expressed their anger after no Brexit motions were chosen to be voted on at party conference. Instead, delegates chose Grenfell Tower, rail, growth and investment, public sector pay, workers’ rights, the NHS, housing and social care. Party […]

Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place

Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place

Image copyright PA Brexit Secretary David Davis will lead the UK team of negotiators into their fourth round of talks with EU officials in Brussels on Monday. It will be the first opportunity for the European delegation to respond to Theresa May’s speech in Florence. Mrs May aimed to restore momentum to a process that […]

Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

Image caption Changes to women’s retirement age sparked widespread protests Labour would allow hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s to retire at 64 on a reduced state pension, rather than wait until 66. Government changes to the retirement age have been “chaotic”, shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams will tell Labour’s […]

Anger at Labour conference Brexit vote

Anger at Labour conference Brexit vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been pro-EU protests outside the party conference Pro-EU Labour MPs have expressed their anger after no Brexit motions were chosen to be voted on at party conference. Instead, delegates chose Grenfell Tower, rail, growth and investment, public sector pay, workers’ rights, the NHS, housing and social care. Party […]

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Media caption“My car’s only got two seats” – David Davis responds to Boris backseat driving accusations Theresa May’s key EU speech was not influenced by Boris Johnson’s article on the UK’s future, the Brexit secretary has said. The foreign secretary has been accused of undermining the PM with a 4,000-word piece setting out his own […]

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to listen to Labour members’ calls to keep the UK in the EU single market – but warned it could hamper the government’s ability to protect jobs and invest in industry. The Labour leader said EU restrictions on state aid and pressure to privatise sectors like rail could cause problems. He […]

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being pressed to commit to remaining in the European single market and customs union after the UK leaves the EU. More than 40 senior Labour figures, including 30 MPs, have signed an open letter published in the Observer. They say the party must offer a clear […]

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens’ rights, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a […]

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Image copyright Getty Images Some shadow cabinet members are unhappy about not getting to speak from the main platform at the Labour conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Asked why Manchester mayor Andy Burnham would not get a slot, the Labour leader said there was a need to “rebalance” the conference in favour of […]

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