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Can Starmer solve Labour’s Scottish problem?

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By Nick EardleyBBC political correspondent image copyrightGetty Images If Labour can’t win back support in Scotland, what does it mean for the future of the UK? It might sound strange, but there is real concern in the Conservative government about Labour’s lack of support in Scotland. It has plummeted in......
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Tory peer defends free school meals stance

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Former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan suggests Conservative MPs did not vote for extending free school meals because of Angela Rayner’s language in the Commons. Ms Rayner, who is Labour’s deputy leader, apologised after calling a Tory MP ‘scum’ during a debate on Wednesday on making free school meals available over......
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Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon to set out five-tier alert system

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Ms Sturgeon said: “When England published their [system] the chief medical officer in England at the time said he thought the top level was not enough to necessarily, in all circumstances, get the virus down. So we think we need one above that which is closer to a full lockdown......
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‘Room for improvement’ in NHS test and trace

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There is “room for improvement” in the UK test and trace scheme, the government’s chief scientific adviser has said. Speaking at the Downing Street coronavirus briefing, Sir Patrick Vallance said: “Effectiveness of test and trace is less when the case numbers are high”. It comes as figures showed just 15.1%......
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Labour MP must apologise for letter to constituents

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Dr Allin-Khan, who is Labour’s shadow cabinet minister for mental health, was also found to have broken the rules about the use of personal data, after it was found that the complainant had received emails and a hard copy of a Labour party newsletter, having previously provided his contact details......
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‘A plan for jobs, for businesses, for the regions’

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Rishi Sunak has unveiled increased support for jobs and workers hit by Covid restrictions, in a statement in the House of Commons. The chancellor announced changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) – set to replace furlough in November. Under the revised scheme, employers will pay less and staff can......

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