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Centre-left political party in the United Kingdom

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The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists. The party's platform emphasises greater state intervention, social justice and strengthening workers' rights.

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Calls mount for Prevent counter-extremism reviewer to be sacked after branding own job 'completely unnecessary'

Appointment of Lord Carlile was a 'poorly judged decision', says Labour MP
Independent - Published

Labour accuses UK of 'cosying up' to right-wing Brazilian government as Amazon fires continue to rage

Jeremy Corbyn urges Boris Johnson to tell president Jair Bolsonaro that the 'reckless destruction' of rainforests must stop
Independent - Published

Videos for Labour Party (UK)

Jeremy Corbyn tells PM to 'wise up' on Brexit [Video]Jeremy Corbyn tells PM to 'wise up' on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to get an extension to stay in the European Union, saying Labour will argue for Remain if it comes to a choice between a no-deal Brexit and staying in the..

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The Brief: Britain's Labour Party wants to block a no-deal Brexit [Video]The Brief: Britain's Labour Party wants to block a no-deal Brexit

The Brief: Britain's opposition Labour Party want to block a no-deal Brexit. Leader Jeremy Corbyn says the ultimate decision on Brexit should go back to the public in a second vote.

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Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit [Video]Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (August 19) called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a..

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Jeremy Corbyn urges general election to solve Brexit 'crisis' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn urges general election to solve Brexit 'crisis'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech to party members and media at Pen Green Children's Centre in Corby, Northamptonshire. In the speech he talks about the Brexit 'crisis', the country being on a..

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Jeremy Corbyn plays guitar during Bolton visit [Video]Jeremy Corbyn plays guitar during Bolton visit

The Labour leader plays guitar and ping pong as he visits Bolton to announce plans to rejuvenate the British high street. Under Labour's plan, local councils will be able to take over abandoned shops..

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Jeremy Corbyn 'totally shocked' by death of police officer in Berkshire [Video]Jeremy Corbyn 'totally shocked' by death of police officer in Berkshire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is "totally shocked" to hear news of the death of Pc Andrew Harper of Thames Valley Police. Pc Harper was killed as he attended a reported burglary in Berkshire on..

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Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit [Video]Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

The pound was set for its biggest weekly gain in nearly 2 months as a plan by opposition lawmakers to thwart a no-deal Brexit gained traction. Plans for a post-Brexit deal with the US, though, are..

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Jeremy Corbyn Says No-Deal Brexit Would Be An 'Abuse Of Power' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn Says No-Deal Brexit Would Be An 'Abuse Of Power'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recently spoke out about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit. He said it would be “an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic abuse of..

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Jeremy Corbyn praises Whaley Bridge community's 'incredible spirit' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn praises Whaley Bridge community's 'incredible spirit'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hailed the "incredible spirit" of the Whaley Bridge community, volunteers, emergency services and public authorities as he saw the ongoing repair work on the damaged dam...

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Johnson may opt for backstop ‘which only applies to Northern Ireland’, says former Belfast advisor [Video]Johnson may opt for backstop ‘which only applies to Northern Ireland’, says former Belfast advisor

Kevin Meagher is writer and commentator on Irish politics and a former special advisor the Labour party in Northern Ireland. He thinks Boris Johnson might try to negotiate a separate deal keeping..

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Jeremy Corbyn unveils £3.5bn River Mersey renewable energy plan [Video]Jeremy Corbyn unveils £3.5bn River Mersey renewable energy plan

Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government would invest £3.5 billion in a major project to harness the power of the River Mersey while on a visit to Liverpool on Friday. Mr Corbyn said the plans would..

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Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson will use NHS as bargaining chip in US trade deal [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson will use NHS as bargaining chip in US trade deal

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses crowds in Parliament Square following Boris Jonson's election as Tory leader and Prime Minister. Mr Corbyn spoke to supporters on Parliament Square, after his..

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Corbyn: Johnson unable to honour commitment to deliver Brexit by October 31 [Video]Corbyn: Johnson unable to honour commitment to deliver Brexit by October 31

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that Boris Johnson will be unable to honour his commitment to deliver Brexit by the end of October. The Tory leader succeeded Theresa May as Prime Minister on July..

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Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn: You should quit too [Video]Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn: You should quit too

Jeremy Corbyn debates with Theresa May for the last time during her final PMQs in the House of Commons. The Labour leader praised Mrs May's sense of public service, but the outgoing PM got one final..

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Theresa May defends Boris Johnson's record in final PMQs [Video]Theresa May defends Boris Johnson's record in final PMQs

Theresa May defended incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson during her last PMQs in the House of Commons. Labour MP Ruth Cadbury attacked Mr Johnson's record, but Mrs May was quick to support her..

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New UK premier Boris Johnson promises to deliver Brexit [Video]New UK premier Boris Johnson promises to deliver Brexit

Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the..

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Philip Hammond Says He Will Resign If Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister [Video]Philip Hammond Says He Will Resign If Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister

Philip Hammond said he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister. Hammond said he couldn’t support a leader that would do a no-deal Brexit. According to Reuters, his statement echoes others..

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John McDonnell: Boris Johnson is 'a posh Trump' [Video]John McDonnell: Boris Johnson is 'a posh Trump'

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Boris Johnson is 'relatively unstable' in all aspects of his life and calls him 'posh Trump'. Mr McDonnell said it is 'highly likely' there will be a general..

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Jeremy Corbyn Calls Remarks By Trump Racist [Video]Jeremy Corbyn Calls Remarks By Trump Racist

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the comments by Donald Trump are racist. “The two contenders to be the next Prime Minister should call out this far-right hate speech for what it is.” Trump's..

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Jeremy Corbyn: Hunt and Johnson are perusing post no-Deal Brexit trade deal with Trump [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Hunt and Johnson are perusing post no-Deal Brexit trade deal with Trump

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Conservative leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson of using the possibility of a no-deal Brexit as a way to form a new trade agreement with Donald..

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Emily Thornberry: No-one can pretend there isn't an anti-Semitism problem in Labour [Video]Emily Thornberry: No-one can pretend there isn't an anti-Semitism problem in Labour

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry says the whistleblowers that appeared on the BBC's Panorama documentary on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party shouldn't be blamed for the problem.

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Len McCluskey: Disgraceful Tom Watson should be ashamed [Video]Len McCluskey: Disgraceful Tom Watson should be ashamed

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey says Tom Watson should be "f***ing ashamed of himself", for criticising the general secretary of the Labour Party Jennie Formby over allegations of mis-handling..

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Jeremy Corbyn mocks Tory leadership candidates' hustings appearances [Video]Jeremy Corbyn mocks Tory leadership candidates' hustings appearances

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn mocks Tory leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt at the Durham Miners' Gala, mimicking interviews given during hustings events.

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Panorama investigates anti-Semitism in the Labour party [Video]Panorama investigates anti-Semitism in the Labour party

Senior Labour figures have been accused of interfering with the disciplinary process investigating claims of anti-Semitism, according to BBC Panorama. In a programme to air on Wednesday night,..

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Brexit: Labour must 'seriously consider' backing alternative caretaker PM to prevent no-deal if Corbyn fails, says frontbencher

Labour leader wants other opposition parties to install him in No10 after no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson
Independent - Published

UK's Corbyn invites lawmakers to meet next week to discuss how to stop no-deal Brexit

UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn MP has invited leaders of other political parties and senior lawmakers from across parliament to meet to discuss all tactics available to stop Britain leaving..
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson's party takes 14 percent point lead over Labour: Kantar poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has opened up a 14 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as Johnson's tougher stance on Brexit wins back supporters, according..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand speaker cradles MP’s baby during parliament debate

Labour MP Tāmati Coffey attends a debate with his baby boy after returning from paternity leave.
BBC News - Published

Labour splits widen as Diane Abbott vows to support Remain over her party's Brexit deal

John McDonnell and Emily Thornberry also declare they would campaign to stay in EU
Independent - Published

Jeremy Corbyn's latest Brexit strategy: I don't care about Brexit and neither should you

The Labour leader is gearing up for an election in which he will try to convince the country to stop caring about the one thing that's tearing the UK apart
Independent - Published

UK Labour's Corbyn: we want parliament recalled

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday he supported recalling parliament to deal with the Brexit crisis but sidestepped a question about whether he would step down as..
Reuters - Published

Recall UK parliament to tackle Brexit crisis, opposition Labour Party says

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents forecast possible..
Reuters - Published

British Conservative lawmaker says Labour's Corbyn can't lead a unity government

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is unsuitable for leading a possible government of national unity, rebel Conservative Party lawmaker Dominic Grieve said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

British parliament must reconvene immediately for Brexit crisis, Labour Party says

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents forecast possible..
Reuters - Published

UK's Labour says government must talk to China over Hong Kong

Britain's opposition Labour Party said the government should talk directly with China over Hong Kong and urged Chinese authorities to respect the 'one country, two systems' principle in the former..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Labour demands parliament be recalled over no-deal Brexit as Corbyn to label PM 'Britain's Trump' and 'hard right'

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

UK Labour Party to discuss Brexit tactics with rival parties

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will meet with other British political leaders next week to discuss tactics to prevent a no-deal Brexit, Corbyn's second-in-command John McDonnell..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: MPs should cut short summer break to tackle no-deal crisis, says Labour's John McDonnell

More than 100 MPs wrote to the PM at the weekend to demand recall of parliament
Independent - Published

Election will stop Brexit crisis, says UK opposition leader

A general election would be the "change of direction" the UK needs, the Labour leader will say later.
BBC News - Published

Corbyn to leave open support for alternative caretaker PM to do 'everything necessary' to stop no-deal Brexit

Labour leader still focused on getting numbers to put him in No 10 after no-confidence vote – but will not rule out different stopgap
Independent - Published

Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Ken Clarke willing to be caretaker PM to stop no-deal Brexit as rebel Tories reject Corbyn's plan to serve

Veteran Conservative says he will take on stopgap role if asked - as Labour leader's prospects recede further
Independent - Published

UK lawmakers opposed to Labour plan should consider no-deal Brexit threat: Corbyn

The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said lawmakers who oppose his proposal to lead an emergency government should consider the threat posed to Britain by a no-deal exit from the..
Reuters - Published

UK government would win no confidence vote says energy minister: Sky News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government would win a vote of no confidence put forward by the opposition Labour Party, energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Lib Dems 'don't have objection in principle' to Corbyn as interim PM to stop no-deal Brexit

Lib Dem MP says she would support Labour leader if he could assemble Commons majority, as sources say opposition to him entering No10 is purely 'pragmatic'
Independent - Published

We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Ken Clarke or Harriet Harman should be caretaker prime minister to block no-deal, say Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson says there is 'no way' Labour leader can take on role - but some rebel Tories will meet him to discuss 'emergency government'
Independent - Published

Labour's Corbyn cannot lead a caretaker UK government: Liberal Democrat leader

Jeremy Corbyn, the veteran socialist leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, cannot run an emergency government to stop a no-deal Brexit, the head of the Liberal Democrat Party Jo Swinson said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Labour to attempt to bring down Boris Johnson's government within 'days' of parliament resuming

Remarks follow Jeremy Corbyn's offer to become caretaker PM if Tory leader's administration toppled
Independent - Published

UK's Labour vows to bring down PM Johnson and delay Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party has urged rebel lawmakers in the ruling Conservatives to help block a no-deal Brexit by bringing down Prime Minister Boris Johnson's administration and allowing its..
Reuters - Published

Jeremy Corbyn: Back me as temporary PM to block no-deal Brexit, then I'll call general election

Labour leader bids to head 'caretaker' cross-party alliance to secure Article 50 extension – with pledge to go to the country straight afterwards
Independent - Published

Labour activists tell Corbyn he must back cancelling Brexit to stop UK crashing out with no deal

Local parties demand their leader 'support revoking Article 50 if necessary' – paving way for another titanic conference battle to change policy
Independent - Published

Labour MP Naz Shah: Man who sent 'violent threats' and 'racist taunts' jailed

Stewart Hanson's threatening email made Labour MP Naz Shah "fear for the safety of her family".
BBC News - Published

Labour preparing ground for no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson in early September, Diane Abbott indicates

'Who has confidence in Boris Johnson apart from the people around him,' says shadow home secretary
Independent - Published

A vote of no confidence in UK PM Johnson? Labour says: it's an option

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday that a vote of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a possibility and that it was talking to other parties in parliament..
Reuters - Published

Gordon Brown attacks John McDonnell over Scottish independence, saying Labour risks falling into 'nationalist trap'

Former PM also warns 'unionism appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion' with the rise of English nationalism
Independent - Published

Forcing a no-deal Brexit would be 'abuse of power', says Labour's Corbyn

Forcing through a no-deal Brexit during an election campaign would be "an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic abuse of power" by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, opposition Labour..
Reuters - Published

Scottish Labour expresses 'serious concerns' over stance of Corbyn ally on independence

Angry row after John McDonnell says Labour will not block Scottish independence referendum
Independent - Published

John McDonnell refuses to back down from position on Scottish referendum despite growing Labour backlash

'I don't want to use parliamentary devices to block it,' shadow chancellor says
Independent - Published

UK's opposition Labour Party open to a Scottish independence referendum: McDonnell

Britain's opposition Labour Party should allow Scotland to hold another independence referendum if the Scottish parliament votes for one, the second most powerful man in the party said.
Reuters - Published

Labour would not block second Scottish independence referendum, John McDonnell says

'We would not block something like that,' says shadow chancellor. 'We would let the Scottish people decide'
Independent - Published

Up to 30 Labour MPs prepared to vote for Brexit deal if PM secures fresh concessions: Telegraph

Labour members of parliament are prepared to vote for a Brexit deal if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson secures fresh concessions from the European Union, the Telegraph reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Labour facing fresh Chris Williamson row as suspended MP set to speak at 'multiple' events at party conference

Exclusive: Controversial MP told it would be 'inappropriate on every level' for him to attend gathering, but he vows to take part and tells critics to 'pipe down'
Independent - Published

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