Yesterday, Rebecca Long-Bailey joined Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer on the Labour leadership ballot, leaving Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, as the only candidate who has yet to receive sufficient support from constituency Labour parties and affiliate groups. However, what is more interesting is the recent surge in Labour membership. The BBC’s Newsnight programme … Continue reading Labour’s membership surge points to victory for Starmer
Jack Walters looks at the result in Emilia-Romagna. Salvini's failure brings some temporary confidence to Italy's weakened government. But Rome remains unstable.
There are just a dozen days until the Irish people go to the polls. However, if the recent opinion polls are right, then the EU poster boy, Varadkar, premiership may come to a rather abrupt end.
Yesterday, Cardiff joined Belfast and Edinburgh in rejecting Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement. This comes after the Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, pleaded with Jeremy Miles, the Welsh Brexit minister, to support the decision taken by the people of Wales in 2016. Wales' vote share in favour of leaving the European Union, 52.5%, was marginally higher than … Continue reading The Senedd reject Boris' Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave
The member of parliament for Birmingham Yardley's decision to quit the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn comes after the candidate released a video on Twitter informing her supporters that she would not be able to unite the Labour Party. Phillips, who was immensely critical of Corbyn, also took aim at Rebecca Long-Bailey, telling supporters that … Continue reading Jess Phillips pulls out of the Labour leadership race
Last November, the reigning champions of English and European rugby were forced to pay a whopping £5m fine and deducted 35 league points for breaching salary cap rules. The Daily Mail broke the story after it was found that Nigel Wray had been paying players additional wages through separate business models, which is illegal under … Continue reading Saracens call crisis meeting after Premiership Rugby threaten them with automatic relegation
Today, Jon Lansman’s 40,000-strong Corbynista pressure group announced its support for the Shadow Business Secretary’s leadership bid and promises to ‘mobilise thousands’ of campaigners throughout the election campaign. Momentum’s internal ballot showed that 70% of the group would support Long-Bailey as leader of the opposition, with 52% endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy. Despite an extremely … Continue reading Momentum mobilise to support Long-Bailey’s ‘path to power’