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Yes, no, maybe: UK ordered to rewrite EU referendum question

Wed, 2 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Yes yes yes yes yes, no: Cameron’s plans upset as UKIP welcome decision

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Top Labour donor John Mills: Corbyn does NOT have a "balanced view" on foreign policies

Tue, 1 Sep 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying Osama Bin Laden should have been put on trial instead of being killed.

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Queen under fire: She has "done and said nothing anybody will remember”, says historian David Starkey

Tue, 1 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

While Jeremy Corbyn calls for weaker powers for the monarchy

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Did Tony Blair try to save Libyan dictator Gaddafi?

Tue, 1 Sep 2015| By LLB Reporter

Tony Blair’s involvement in saving former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 military intervention is being questioned by MPs.  

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Corbyn fans “don’t like being told what to do” – and 7 more Labour supporter facts

Thu, 27 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

What are typical Jeremy Corbyn supporters like? And what sets them apart from Liz Kendall fans?

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott: "Assault and harassment will be worse on the Night Tube"

Wed, 26 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The mayoral hopeful speaks to LondonLovesBusiness

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwortka

The great purge: PCS Union leader Mark Serwotka has Labour vote rejected

Wed, 26 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The Labour leadership election is getting messy

Andy Burnham glum

Labour leadership contenders meet amid party infiltration claims

Tue, 25 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Burnham calls meeting over entryism concerns

David Lammy in the rain

“Boris has botched the discussion” – David Lammy hits out at Tube strike chaos

Mon, 24 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

But workers will lose Londoners’ sympathy if strikes continue, Lammy warns

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn promises Labour apology for Iraq war if elected leader

Fri, 21 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Corbyn says war was a “deception”, and criticises delay to Chilcot inquiry

Dirty money

Are you a tax dodger? HMRC is coming for you, big time

Fri, 21 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Pledge to clamp down on tax evaders

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Bookies already paying out on “done deal” Corbyn win

Wed, 19 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Paddy Power set to pay out £100,000 on bets as Corbyn entered race at 100/1

Harriet Harman seriously

Labour Party consults lawyers on leadership contest

Wed, 19 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Legal checks made over concerns of interference from other parties

David Lammy hands

Exclusive: Mayoral candidate David Lammy says cycling in London is taking your “life into your own hands”

Tue, 18 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Lammy calls for HGV ban at peak hours, and an end to diesel vehicles in London

Cameron Hollande

Calais mayor threatens to open borders to migrants and says David Cameron is “mocking” France

Fri, 14 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The mayor of Calais has threatened to open France’s border to allow thousands of migrants into Britain.

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Labour in-fighting surges as Corbyn victory looks unstoppable

Fri, 14 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Meanwhile Corbyn focuses on issues, not “personal, reaction, or abuse”

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31% Londoners would be uncomfortable with a muslim London mayor - here's why they are WRONG

Thu, 13 Aug 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’re a remotely tolerant person, this news story is going to annoy you.

Fracking activity

Government unveils measures to fast-track fracking

Thu, 13 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Council decisions to be overruled by government in bid to kick-start shale revolution

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair's intense plea: Don't vote for Jeremy Corbyn, his policies will destroy Labour

Thu, 13 Aug 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Corbyn’s policies are laughable, says the former PM

Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham misery

The Labour Party has caught and banned 1,200 fake supporters

Wed, 12 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

But how many supporters does Labour have?

Andy Burnham Ed Miliband

Labour leadership election timetable: Here’s what’s happening when

Tue, 11 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Can Corbyn conquer? Will Burnham bounce back? Is Cooper a trooper and is Kendall incidental?

Young Andy Burnham

8 pictures of politicians when they were young

Tue, 11 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Viewers get only a fleeting glance in his campaign video, but it seems this picture of a teenage Andy Burnham has attracted some attention, to put it mildly.

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How has Jeremy Corbyn become influential? Here's what top Labour donor John Mills has to say

Tue, 11 Aug 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to become Labour leader is gaining some serious clout.

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Simon Woodroffe, founder, Yo! Sushi and Yotel

YO! Sushi millionaire Simon Woodroffe: "No more migrants until we get our sh** together"

Thu, 30 Apr 2015

Why the Labour Party scares the ex-Dragons’ Den star

Christian Wolmar

Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?