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Nato Should Have Been Disbanded In 1990, Says Jeremy Corbyn

(80) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 9:55 AM

Nato should have been disbanded 25-years ago, Labour leadership front-runner Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Corbyn stopped short of saying he would advocate pulling Britain out of the Western military alliance should he be elected leader, instead telling a hustings hosted by the Daily Mirror today that there needed...

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Iain Duncan Smith Should Resign, Says Jeremy Corbyn

(231) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 9:19 AM

Iain Duncan Smith should resign as work and pensions secretary after it emerged more than 4,000 people have died within six weeks of being found "fit for work" by the department, Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has said.

On Wednesday the government was forced to release figures that...

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Immigration Hits 330,000, The Highest Figure On Record

(163) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 4:34 AM

Net migration to Britain was an estimated 330,000 in the year to March - the highest figure on record, official figures have confirmed.

This is 10,000 above the highest figure on record, which was 320,000 for the year ending June 2005, and an increase of more than a third compared...

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Jeremy Corbyn Is 'Completely Bonkers,' Says Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

(124) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 8:07 AM

Jeremy Corbyn is "completely bonkers", Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said.

His comments came as the frontrunner for the Labour leadership came under attack from rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall for floating the idea of women-only carriages on trains.

Wales, who lives in London, frequently...

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Chuka Umunna Denies Forming Anti-Corbyn 'Resistance', Accuses Prescott Of Trying To 'Muzzle' Debate

(47) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 6:31 AM

Chuka Umunna has denied he is spearheading an internal-Labour Party "resistance" to a Jeremy Corbyn leadership, following accusations by John Prescott that he is being disloyal.

The shadow business secretary, along with shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt, plan to set up a new group of MPs called

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Jeremy Corbyn Criticised By Yvette Cooper For Meeting 'Homophobes And Anti-Semites'

(60) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:02 AM

Yvette Cooper has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for associating with people who push "homophobic" and "anti-semitic" abuse.

Corbyn, the frontrunner in the Labour leadership contest, has faced questions over holding meetings in parliament and in public with representatives from groups including Islamist militant organisations Hamas and Hezbollah.

Speaking during...

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Labour Leadership Contest A 'Disaster,' Says Charles Clarke

(29) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 4:28 AM

The Labour Party leadership contest has been a "disaster", former home secretary Charles Clarke has said.

Clarke told BBC Newsnight on Monday evening that the new election rules, which allow people to pay just £3 to vote for the leader, were a "mistake".

The former cabinet minister also revealed that...

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Burnham Pleads With Labour Not To 'Experiment' And Pick Him As Leader

(6) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 5:37 PM

Andy Burnham has pleaded with Labour members not throw away a chance at power by treating the leadership contest as an "experiment".

Speaking to a few hundred people at a meeting in central London on Monday evening, the shadow health secretary said Labour risked "becoming more irrelevant" if it picked...

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John Prescott Accuses Chuka Umunna And Tristram Hunt Of Being Disloyal To Labour

(38) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 4:42 PM

John Prescott has accused Labour shadow cabinet ministers Chuka Umunna and Tristram Hunt of being disloyal to Labour by appearing to be preemptively planning to resist Jeremy Corbyn.

The former Labour deputy prime minister also criticised Tony Blair for making "stupid" and "scandalous" attacks on Corbyn and his supporters.


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Iain Duncan Smith Says Fake Benefit Quotes 'Nothing To Do With' Him

(126) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 7:49 AM

Iain Duncan Smith has said fake quotes attributed to benefit claimants created by his department had "nothing to do" with him and were the fault of his civil servants.

Last week the department for work and pensions was caught out fabricating testimonials from people praising the government's welfare...

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Caroline Flint Says Labour Has To Appeal To 'Millions' Not Just Those At Jeremy Corbyn Rallies

(41) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Labour deputy leadership candidate Caroline Flint has said the party still has to appeal to "millions of people" beyond activists and supporters attending packed Jeremy Corbyn's rallies if it is to return to power.

In an interview with The Huffington Post UK, the shadow energy and climate change...

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Caroline Flint Interview: Labour Must Move To The Centre And Gain Tory Voters, 'We Exist To Win Elections'

(32) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 7:35 AM

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Caroline Flint speaks to The Huffington Post about why she has the "inner steel" to be deputy Labour leader, why the party needs to win back Tory voters, the importance of power, the leadership election rules, why the party lost...

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Jeremy Corbyn Would Let The Lib Dems 'Rise From The Dead Like Lazarus,' Warns Jack Straw

(57) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 6:40 AM

The Liberal Democrats will rise from the dead "like Lazarus" if Labour members elected Jeremy Corbyn as leader, Jack Straw has warned.

The former cabinet minister said not only would Labour find it harder to win over Tory voters, but it would give Tim Farron's Lib...

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Jeremy Corbyn's Rivals Must Pick One Candidate To Fight Him, Says Labour MP

(30) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Labour MPs should hold a vote to choose either Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper or Liz Kendall to take on Jeremy Cobyrn in the party's leadership election, Labour's John Mann has said.

On Wednesday Tony Blair launched a scathing attack on Corbyn, warning Labour faced "annihilation" if it picked...

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Sir Patrick Stewart Bemoans Labour Party 'Disarray' Amid Leadership Contest Infighting

(83) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 5:12 PM

Sir Patrick Stewart has criticised the "disarray" in the Labour Party, as it has descended into bitter infighting over who should be its next leader.

In an interview with HuffPost Live The Star Trek actor attacked David Cameron's "codswallop" but appeared dismayed at the current state of Labour.

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Tony Blair Warns Jeremy Corbyn Will 'Annihilate' Labour If He Wins Leadership

(157) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Tony Blair has launched another attack on Jeremy Corbyn's bid for the Labour leadership, warning the party faces "annihilation".

Writing in The Guardian on Wednesday evening, the former prime minister said the Labour party was in a danger "more mortal today than at any point in the over...

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Jeremy Corbyn's Rivals Complain About Labour Leadership Election

(10) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 11:17 AM

Jeremy Corbyn's rivals for the Labour leadership have complained about the election process, as the party revealed over 600,000 people had applied for the right to vote in the contest.

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall have written to the Labour Party to complain that they will only get...

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Jeremy Corbyn Will Face A Coup 'On Day One,' Says Labour MP Simon Danczuk

(99) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 9:23 AM

Labour MPs would move to oust Jeremy Corbyn as party leader on the first day after he is elected, Simon Danczuk has said.

Corbyn, the veteran leftwinger, has become the surprise frontrunner in the race to succeed Ed Miliband - much to the horror of those in the centre and...

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Labour Extend Voting Deadline In Leadership Contest After Tech Problems Hit Website

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 6:54 AM

Labour has extended the deadline of when people can sign up to vote in its leadership election, after technical problems broke the party's website.

People who wanted to register with the party in order to vote for Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper or Andy Burnham as Ed Miliband's successor...

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Jeremy Corbyn's Rise The Fault Of 'Underwhelming' Andy Burnham And Yvette Cooper, Says Peter Hain

(33) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 8:08 AM

Jeremy Corbyn will not put Labour in a position to win the next general election, former cabinet minister Peter Hain has warned.

Hain said Labour would not get back into power simply by "rewinding the clock back to beat with an Old Labour drum".

However the former work and pensions...

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