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General Election 2019: Labour launch anti-Semitism probe

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Image copyright Facebook Image caption Maria Carroll said she had not seen the relevant social media posts and would have “immediately condemned them” A Labour general election candidate has been referred for an internal party investigation over anti-Semitism allegations. Maria Carroll is accused of previously running a Facebook group that...
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General election 2019: SNP calls for independent decisions on TV licences

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Image copyright Getty Images The SNP has called for TV licence decisions to be made independently of government, as it pledged to fight for free licences for over-75s. The party argues that powers over licence fees should be removed from the UK government to avoid political “game-playing”. The BBC announced...
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General election 2019: Corbyn says no indyref2 before 2021

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn on indyref2: “There are Scottish elections in 2021… up until then, certainly not” A Labour government would “certainly not” allow a Scottish independence vote until after the next Holyrood election in 2021, the party’s leader has said. Jeremy Corbyn told...
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Jennifer Arcuri says Boris Johnson ‘cast me aside like some gremlin’

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 The US businesswoman at the centre of a misconduct controversy involving Boris Johnson has said he had “cast me aside like I am some gremlin”. It is alleged that Jennifer Arcuri received favourable treatment during...
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General election 2019: Police ‘assessing’ call for peerage claim probe

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Image caption Lord Falconer of Thoroton served as Lord Chancellor in 2007 Police say they are assessing two allegations of electoral fraud, after claims the Tories offered peerages to Brexit Party election candidates to persuade them to stand down. Labour peer Lord Falconer has urged the Metropolitan Police and prosecution...
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General election 2019: Labour figures set for crunch manifesto meeting

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Image copyright EPA Senior Labour Party figures will meet later to finalise the party’s manifesto for next month’s general election. The party has already announced a number of policies, including a part-nationalisation of BT and extra spending on infrastructure. But it still has to decide whether to include some policies...
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Ed Davey: Main parties promising ‘economic fantasies’

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The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has accused the main parties of promoting “economic fantasies”. In a speech, Sir Ed Davey said Labour and the Tories were “competing to bankrupt Britain” with their spending plans. “Boris Johnson has snuck into Jeremy Corbyn’s allotment and stolen his magic money tree,”...

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