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October 6, 2016 3:59 PM Jeremy Corbyn begins shadow cabinet reshuffle

Dame Rosie Winterton has been replaced by Nick Brown as Labour chief whip as leader Jeremy Corbyn begins his shadow cabinet reshuffle. Dame Rosie, who has been opposition chief whip since 2010, said it had been an "honour" to do the job. Mr Brown said he hoped to "play a constructive role" in providing the "strongest possible opposition" to the Conservative 7

October 6, 2016 8:11 AM Could fracking cause fractures in Theresa May's Government?

Labour and the Tories disagree over whether shale gas should be extracted but could it lead to splits within the governing party? While the Conservatives have declared themselves "all out" for the controversial method of freeing the gas using a high pressure cocktail of water and chemicals, the Labour leadership is diametrically opposed. Shadow Energy 11

October 5, 2016 11:45 PM PETER OBORNE: No stunts. Theresa May's speech was a long-overdue moral vision for Britain

Theresa May’s speech was certainly not one of the greatest pieces of oratory ever delivered at Tory Party conference. It was never going to be. There were no gimmicks, no sound-bites and, at times, the Prime Minister’s delivery was frankly leaden. Yet she nevertheless delivered yesterday a carefully considered mission statement which made it crystal 13

October 5, 2016 8:48 PM May's big pitch to centre ground hit by row over immigration

And she stressed how Conservatives should value not only wealth creation and success but also a "spirit of citizenship" and a "sense of public service," that respected the bonds and obligations which made society work. But an earlier suggestion made during the party conference in Birmingham that, as part of the bid to control borders in the Brexit process 9 1

October 5, 2016 8:48 PM Newspaper headlines: Theresa May's conference speech, book releases and toad decline

Theresa May's Conservative Party conference speech dominates the front pages. "Mrs May put 'dysfunctional' businesses like the Big Six energy firms and broadband providers such as BT on notice to expect aggressive action in a strongly interventionist speech," says the Times. "Calling for a new 'spirit of citizenship', she highlighted a rogues' gallery 13

October 5, 2016 3:07 PM British Prime Minister Theresa May Calls for a Fairer Society

Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her vision for post-Brexit Britain Wednesday, calling for a new approach to government that serves working-class people who voted to leave the European Union in protest at the elite. Appointed just three months ago after the referendum on EU membership forced the resignation of her predecessor David Cameron, May sought 11 1

October 5, 2016 2:09 PM Jeremy Corbyn goes on HOLIDAY and buys his wife a woolly jumper as Theresa May sets out her plans to steal Labour voters

As Theresa May was setting out her plan to steal Labour voters at the Tory party conference, Jeremy Corbyn was enjoying a holiday in the north of England. The Labour leader was preparing for the winter ahead, pictured browsing a knitwear shop in Northumberland. He bought his wife Laura Alvarez a pink and blue chequered woolly jumper after enjoying an afternoon 12

October 5, 2016 9:54 AM Will Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour opt for free education or graduate tax?

The leader of the main UK opposition party has outlined a commitment to the “progressive restoration of free education” – described by one of his MPs as an acknowledgement that scrapping university tuition fees would be “enormously expensive”. The Labour Party, which held its annual conference last week, faces a potential internal battle over what policy 7

October 5, 2016 9:19 AM Underestimate Corbyn in age of anti-establishment politics at your peril says Tory MP

Dominic Raab made the warning to his party during the Conservative conference in Birmingham. Theresa May could make a fatal mistake by underestimating Jeremy Corbyn, one of the Conservative premier's MPs warned last night (4 October). Dominic Rabb said his party should be cautious about the left-winger's re-election as Labour leader since Corbyn's victory 36 2

October 5, 2016 6:21 AM Jeremy Corbyn 'might not campaign in crunch by-election while in Glasgow'

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has heralded a string of council by-election victories for her party in recent weeks. But Labour faces tough competition for the Glasgow council seat of Garscadden and Scotstounhill. While the currently controls Scotland’s biggest local authority, the SNP hope to seize power in elections next year. The SNP candidate 11