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December 2, 2020

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Labour Party: Corbyn backers walk out of meeting in suspension row

BBC
After their mass walkout from Tuesday’s virtual meeting, the 13 representatives, including former MP Laura Pidcock, issued a statement saying they had “decided not to remain in the NEC meeting today in order to show very clearly how factional the decisions of the current Labour leader have become”. BBC –......

Corbyn Reinstated by Labour After He Walks Back Anti-Semitism Remarks

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Britain’s main opposition party, Labour, readmitted its former leader Jeremy Corbyn after he tepidly reversed course on comments last month suggesting that problems with the party’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations had been “overstated.” The decision, coming......

China Muslims: Volkswagen says ‘no forced labour’ at Xinjiang plant

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-54918309 Evidence that hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other minorities are being detained in camps, or used as forced labour in factories, has led some multinational companies to cut ties with the region, despite China’s insistence that the claims are untrue. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Labour should apologise for Brexit policy, say key Corbyn allies

BBC
The pair’s report, entitled No Holding Back, was co-written with former MP Laura Smith, who lost Crewe and Nantwich to the Conservatives at the 2019 election. It is result of zoom conversations with Labour activists, trade unionists, voters and former voters. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Labour claims lockdown delays have cost ‘livelihoods and lives’

BBC
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds has accused the government of creating uncertainty for businesses and workers in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. It follows Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March. Mrs Dodds said the delays had cost “livelihoods and lives”......

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