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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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UK's worst-case no-deal Brexit plan confirms scenario's 'severe risks': Labour Party

The worst-case Brexit plan published by the UK government on Wednesday has confirmed the "severe risks" of a no-deal Brexit scenario, the Brexit spokesman of Britain's main opposition Labour Party..
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UK Labour Party deputy leader: We need Brexit referendum before election

Britain needs to hold another referendum on leaving the European Union before any national election is held, Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said on Wednesday.
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Chuka Umunna attacks Corbyn and Johnson in Liberal Democrat speech [Video]Chuka Umunna attacks Corbyn and Johnson in Liberal Democrat speech

Chuka Umunna has launched an attack on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth. Umunna accused Jeremy Corbyn for..

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Former Tory minister Sam Gyimah becomes sixth MP to defect to Liberal Democrats [Video]Former Tory minister Sam Gyimah becomes sixth MP to defect to Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson unveils the latest MP to join her party at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth - the former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah. Mr Gyimah is sixth MP the..

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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready for a general election [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready for a general election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party is ready to contest a general election against Boris Johnson but wants to secure a extension to Article 50 before agreeing to terms to any election date. Mr..

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Opposition leaders condemn Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament [Video]Opposition leaders condemn Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the Government's decision to go ahead with the suspension of Parliament for five weeks as "disgraceful". "Parliament should be holding the Government to account...

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Emily Thornberry questioned over Labour’s Brexit policy on Question Time [Video]Emily Thornberry questioned over Labour’s Brexit policy on Question Time

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry faced tough probing from BBC Question Time host Fiona Bruce over Labour’s Brexit policy. The Labour MP said that if her party was elected into government,..

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State of the parties: Berger joins Lib Dems and Jo Johnson quits [Video]State of the parties: Berger joins Lib Dems and Jo Johnson quits

A look at how the Government and Opposition benches stand after the PM's brother resigns as an MP. Former Labour MP Luciana Berger has joined the Lib Dems, bringing their total of MPs up to 16.

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Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election [Video]Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election

MPs have voted against an early general election in the House of Commons, handing Prime Minister Boris Johnson another defeat. Many Labour MPs abstained from the vote, meaning it did not reach the..

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Sikh MP explains why he challenged Boris Johnson over ‘letterbox’ comments [Video]Sikh MP explains why he challenged Boris Johnson over ‘letterbox’ comments

Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi explains why he challenged Boris Johnson over comments likening some Muslim women to letterboxes. During PMQs, Labour MP for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi – the..

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A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election [Video]A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a..

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Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas [Video]Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas

Labour MP for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his derogatory comments after he likened Muslim women who wear a veil to bank robbers and letter boxes. Mr Singh..

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash before no-deal Brexit vote [Video]Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash before no-deal Brexit vote

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn clash in the House of Commons ahead of a crucial no-deal Brexit vote. Mr Johnson accused the opposition of wanting to beg for another..

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Jeremy Corbyn: No deal prevention is the priority over a general election [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: No deal prevention is the priority over a general election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says legislation preventing a no-deal Brexit is the priority over a general election.

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General Election would be an 'enormous gamble' for Johnson - former Labour minister [Video]General Election would be an 'enormous gamble' for Johnson - former Labour minister

Holding a General Election to try to break a Brexit impasse would be an 'enormous gamble' for the Prime Minister according to a former Labour Minister. Boris Johnson yesterday demanded rebels in his..

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James Goddard arrested over protest near Jeremy Corbyn event [Video]James Goddard arrested over protest near Jeremy Corbyn event

Self-styled yellow vest protester James Goddard blocked a car as Jeremy Corbyn left a Labour rally at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. Footage shared to Goddard’s YouTube channel shows him using a..

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Boris Johnson insists he does not want a general election [Video]Boris Johnson insists he does not want a general election

Boris Johnson pleaded with Tory MPs not to support measures to block a no-deal Brexit amid speculation he could call an election if he loses the Commons showdown. The Prime Minister insisted “I..

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Shadow cabinet meet as Corbyn calls for general election [Video]Shadow cabinet meet as Corbyn calls for general election

The shadow cabinet have met in Salford as Jeremy Corbyn calls for a general election. Speaking ahead of the meeting the Labour leader said this week could be the 'last chance' to stop a no-deal Brexit.

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Tony Blair compares UK-US relationship to Premier League football [Video]Tony Blair compares UK-US relationship to Premier League football

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair compares the UK's relationship with the US to Premier League sides Newcastle and Manchester City respectively. Tony Blair "One of the weird things about this debate is..

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British minister refuses to rule out ignoring law on Brexit [Video]British minister refuses to rule out ignoring law on Brexit

The opposition Labour Party said the situation was "'breathtaking" and that "no government is above the law."

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Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson has launched a smash-and-grab raid against democracy [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson has launched a smash-and-grab raid against democracy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is surrounded by media during a visit to St Ninian's Church community centre in Dunfermline, on the first day of a three-day tour of Scottish constituencies. Mr Corbyn said..

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Jeremy Corbyn agrees to prioritise cross-party legislation to stop no-deal Brexit [Video]Jeremy Corbyn agrees to prioritise cross-party legislation to stop no-deal Brexit

Cross-party talks led by Labour's Jeremy Corbyn have resulted in a co-ordinated effort to thwart Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans for a no-deal Brexit. The Prime Minister has repeatedly promised..

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn will work with opposition leaders to prevent no-deal Brexit [Video]Labour's Jeremy Corbyn will work with opposition leaders to prevent no-deal Brexit

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn will work with opposition leaders to prevent no-deal Brexit

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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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UK Labour deputy leader Watson's views do not impact party debate: party source

A source in Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Wednesday the views of deputy leader Tom Watson were well known and "don't really impact our party's debate" after he was due to urge the party to..
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UK Conservatives retain large lead over Labour: poll

Britain's governing Conservatives retain a significant lead over the opposition Labour Party according to a poll published on Wednesday as the country could soon hold an election to break the Brexit..
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Labour unveils plans to create Ministry for Employment Rights

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday if it won power it would create a Ministry of Employment Rights to deliver better wages, greater job security and give workers more of a say over how..
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UK's Labour won't back an election until no-deal is off the table: Corbyn

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not vote for an election until the possibility of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October has been taken off the table, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday.
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Labour's Corbyn would need to head any UK caretaker government: party's finance policy chief

Any British caretaker government would have to be headed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition party's finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Sunday.
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Former UK Labour MP Angela Smith to join Liberal Democrats party: The Times

Angela Smith, the former UK Labour MP, will join the Liberal Democratic party, the Times newspaper reported in its Sunday edition.
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British lawmakers prepare court action to enforce Brexit delay

British lawmakers are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to defy legislation compelling him to seek a further delay to Brexit, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy..
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UK's Labour says no election unless PM Johnson abides by law blocking no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Labour Party will not support a general election until Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will adhere to new legislation blocking a no-deal British..
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UK Labour says had positive Brexit talks with other opposition parties

Britain's Labour Party said it held positive talks on Friday with fellow opposition parties as they seek to prevent the country leaving the European Union without a deal.
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UK's Labour will not support Johnson's motion for early election: source

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid to call an early election in a vote in parliament on Monday, a source in the party said.
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UK's Labour to hold talks with other parties on election timing

Britain's opposition Labour Party will hold talks with other opposition parties to discuss its support, and a possible date, for a general election, its foreign affairs spokeswoman said on Friday.
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UK PM is offering the 'poison of no deal' with election bid: Labour's Corbyn

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday of offering the "poison of a no deal" by calling on lawmakers to back holding an early election.
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UK's Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not back a vote later on Wednesday to hold an election and would ideally like to pass legislation that seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit before backing a new..
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Labour wants no-deal bill implemented before UK election: Reynolds says

Britain's opposition Labour Party wants a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit to be implemented before there can be an election, junior finance spokesman Jonathan Reynolds said.
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'Chlorinated chicken' and a 'big girl's blouse': UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a..
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UK PM Johnson challenges opponents to agree to October 15 election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday challenged opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree to an Oct. 15 parliamentary election, calling a Labour-led plan to try and prevent a..
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UK's Corbyn says will not fall for PM's 'tricks' on election

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told opposition parties on Wednesday Labour would not fall for "Boris Johnson's tricks" and would not support a new election until he is confident that the threat of..
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We don't trust PM Johnson on October 15 election date: UK opposition Brexit spokesman

Britain's main opposition Labour Party does not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal to hold an election on Oct. 15, before the country is due to leave the European Union, its Brexit spokesman..
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Vote on UK Brexit delay marks last chance to stop disorderly exit: opposition leader

The parliamentary vote to force an extension to Brexit represents the last chance to prevent a disorderly exit, the leader of the opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial vote.
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UK Labour leader Corbyn: I am ready to fight an election

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday he was ready to fight an election and his priority was to prevent a no-deal Brexit, suggesting Labour could back any move by Prime..
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We are working to stop UK PM Johnson using election for no-deal Brexit: Labour's Corbyn

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday opposition parties were working on ways to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from using an early election to force through a no-deal Brexit.
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UK's Corbyn wants Oct. 14 election but with Brexit delay: Sun's Newton Dunn

The leader of the opposition Labour Party wants his lawmakers to vote for an Oct. 14 election but with a "mechanism" attached to force an extension to Britain's Brexit date from Halloween, The Sun's..
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UK's Labour wants election but only if no-deal Brexit stopped: Chakrabarti

Britain's opposition Labour Party wants an election as soon as possible but the "sequencing" has to be right to ensure a no-deal Brexit was blocked first, the party's top legal policy chief Shami..
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Get rid of PM's 'populist cabal', Labour's Corbyn backs new UK election

Britain's Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday his opposition Labour Party wants a new election above all else to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "phony, populist cabal", renewing his support for moves to..
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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says he wants a UK election

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday he wanted an election and that his party would stop a no-deal Brexit.
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Tony Blair warns UK Labour: Don't fall into election "elephant trap"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election "elephant trap" for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday.
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UK's Labour to do 'everything necessary' to stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will do everything possible to stop a no-deal Brexit after parliament returns on Tuesday, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Monday.
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UK lawmakers against no-deal Brexit to bring forward legislation

British lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit will attempt to pass a law this week to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson allowing Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31, the opposition..
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UK's Labour will focus on preventing no-deal Brexit: Starmer

Britain's opposition Labour Party will focus on bringing forward legislation this week to stop the country leaving the European Union without a deal, the party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on..
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UK's Labour says no deal legislation will be tabled Tuesday

Plans for legislation to stop a no-deal Brexit will be published on Tuesday, Britain's opposition Labour treasury spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.
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Britain's Labour plans to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

The opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would trigger an emergency debate in parliament next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a..
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UK opposition leader Corbyn to try on Tuesday to stop parliament shutdown

British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said politicians would try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson's planned extended shutdown of parliament as soon as they returned to Westminster after..
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Leave or remain? Brexit bind could hurt Britain's Labour in a snap election

Retired electrician Steve Oliver has voted for Britain's opposition Labour Party all his life but if the political crisis over leaving the European Union leads to an early election, he will not be..
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UK opposition Labour Party tells PM Johnson: 'Bring it on'

The finance chief of Britain's main opposition Labour Party said they are still open to calling a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government and would welcome the chance of a..
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UK opposition Labour Party will seek emergency debate on Brexit next week

Britain's opposition Labour Party will seek an emergency debate on Brexit next week, the party's trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said on Thursday, outlining plans which could give them an opening to..
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Trump says hard to target Britain's Johnson with no-confidence vote

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that it would be difficult for the leader of Britain's opposition Labour party to bring a no-confidence vote against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson,..
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UK opposition leader Corbyn asks to meet queen over Brexit: Guardian

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked to meet Queen Elizabeth to raise his concerns about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to suspend parliament for longer than normal..
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UK PM's parliament plan is a threat to democracy: Labour's Corbyn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to extend the period during which parliament does not normally sit shortly before Brexit is "an outrage and a threat to our democracy", the leader of Britain's main..
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UK Labour's Abbott says PM Johnson aiming for a coup against parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to limit lawmakers' opportunity to derail his Brexit plans represents a coup against parliament, Labour home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott said on..
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UK's Corbyn offers to work with Conservative lawmakers to stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to 116 Conservative and independent lawmakers who have voted against a no-deal Brexit to offer to work together to find a practical..
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UK's Labour says it is offering other parties 'fail safe' way to stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party is offering opponents of a no-deal Brexit a "fail safe" procedure in order to stop that outcome, the party's trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said on Sunday.
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UK Labour's McDonnell privately says party should campaign to prevent Brexit: report

The finance chief of Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said privately that the party should campaign to prevent Brexit, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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