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PM targets Welsh seats with ‘nationalist’ coalition warning

PM targets Welsh seats with ‘nationalist’ coalition warning

A Labour and Plaid Cymru alliance could undermine Brexit negotiations and put Jeremy Corbyn in No 10, the prime minister has warned. Theresa May said an “unstable coalition of divisive nationalists” was causing “uncertainty and instability”. Her comments, in an article published in the Western Mail, came ahead of her visit to Wales on Tuesday. […]

Two-tier system leaving refugees in UK destitute, says report

Two-tier system leaving refugees in UK destitute, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of refugees face homelessness and destitution because of a “two-tier” UK system, MPs and peers have warned. The all-party parliamentary group on refugees says people brought to the UK via resettlement schemes receive more support than those given refugee status after arriving as asylum seekers. It says the next government […]

Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss

Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss

Media captionIain Conn, CEO of Centrica defends energy industry on Today after talks of price cap by Tories The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has said some people at the heart of the Conservative government “don’t believe in free markets”. Iain Conn, Centrica’s chief executive, was defending the energy industry after the Tories indicated […]

General Election 2017: Labour to rip up Tory Brexit plan

General Election 2017: Labour to rip up Tory Brexit plan

Image copyright PA Labour say they would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if they win power. While accepting the UK was leaving, Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said Labour would press for a different deal prioritising jobs and work rights. It would also seek […]

Government seeks clear air plan delay

Government seeks clear air plan delay

Image copyright AP The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election. The courts had given ministers until 16:00 on Monday to set out draft measures to combat illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. A 2016 court ruling said existing […]

GE17: No electronic voter registration for Northern Ireland

GE17: No electronic voter registration for Northern Ireland

Image copyright UK GOVERNMENT Electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June. Legislation to bring in the registration was passed in December but the systems are not in place yet. The Electoral Office has said it hopes to be able to introduce it in […]

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

Image copyright PA Labour will “never, ever apologise” for the closeness of its ties with the trade unions, Jeremy Corbyn will say. The party’s leader is due to address the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore on Monday. Labour has only one MP in Scotland, having lost 40 seats to the SNP at the last […]

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

Image copyright PA Labour will “never, ever apologise” for the closeness of its ties with the trade unions, Jeremy Corbyn will say. The party’s leader is due to address the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore on Monday. Labour has only one MP in Scotland, having lost 40 seats to the SNP at the last […]

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still ‘under discussion’

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still ‘under discussion’

Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “I’m angry and fed up” Labour has said it still backs the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons after Jeremy Corbyn said “all aspects” of defence would be reviewed if he won power. The case for renewing Trident was still being discussed, the Labour leader told the BBC, prompting Tory criticism. But […]

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still ‘under discussion’

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still ‘under discussion’

Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “I’m angry and fed up” Labour has said it still backs the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons after Jeremy Corbyn said “all aspects” of defence would be reviewed if he won power. The case for renewing Trident was still being discussed, the Labour leader told the BBC, prompting Tory criticism. But […]