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UK politics news – live: Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey in row over 'antisemitic' comments by actress in Independent interview as Jenrick property row deepens

Independent Friday, 26 June 2020 ()
Momentum founder says Starmer needs to 'rebuild trust' with party's left Starmer says Long-Bailey's actions 'did not further cause of rebuilding trust with Jewish community' Jenrick faces fresh questions over meeting with mining heir
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News video: Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked by Sir Keir Starmer in anti-Semitism row

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Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from Labour’s shadow cabinet after sharing an article containing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

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Sir Keir Starmer says the row over Robert Jenrick's involvement in the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development is now a "judgement call" on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Labour leader insisted the government needed to get to the bottom of the issue before moving on. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row [Video]

Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is under increasing pressure to resign amid a row over the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development. Mr Jenrick approved the development on the Isle of Dogs in east London, near Canary Wharf just 12 days before the developer, Richard Desmond, made a £12,000 donation to the Conservative party. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Business minister Nadhim Zahawi has defended Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, saying he pulled the planning application for the Westferry Printworks development as soon as there was "a perception of bias". Mr Zahawi said it was vital to "move on" from the row in order to "deliver the housing for those families that need it most". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Call for Jenrick to quit in controversy over planning approval for Tory donor [Video]

Call for Jenrick to quit in controversy over planning approval for Tory donor

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick faced calls to resign after documents revealed he was “insistent” a controversial development was agreed before a new levy would cost its Tory donor backer millions.Boris Johnson backed the beleaguered minister with the head of the civil service saying the Prime Minister “considered the matter closed”.But a stash of documents and texts released after pressure from the opposition showed multi-millionaire Tory donor Richard Desmond urged Mr Jenrick to approve the east London development scheme so that “Marxists” did not get “doe for nothing”.

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Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey British Labour Party politician

Labour Leader refutes criticism of Long-Bailey sacking [Video]

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has defended the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey - saying the decision was about 'restoring trust' with Jewish communities after the former Shadow Education Secretary re-tweeted an article containing alleged anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Smeeth welcomes Starmer’s approach to anti-Semitism claims [Video]

Smeeth welcomes Starmer’s approach to anti-Semitism claims

Former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Ruth Smeeth, has said that she is “relieved” by Sir Keir Starmer’s approach to anti-Semitism claims within the party. It comes after Rebecca Long-Bailey was sacked by the Labour leader for sharing an article on social media which he believed expressed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Former Labour MP hopes Long-Bailey ‘reflects on her actions’ [Video]

Former Labour MP hopes Long-Bailey ‘reflects on her actions’

Ruth Smeeth, the former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North has said that she does not understand why Rebecca Long-Bailey “has chosen this hill to have a fight with the leader of the Labour party on”. Long-Bailey was sacked after she shared an article on social media which Sir Keir Starmer claimed expressed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Antisemitism Antisemitism Hostility, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews


Jews Jews Ancient nation and ethnoreligious group from the Levant

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