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June 25, 2017 11:56 AM Labour would have won election with few weeks more campaigning, says McDonnell

Labour would have won the general election if the campaign had lasted a few weeks longer, John McDonnell has claimed. The shadow chancellor said the centre ground of politics had shifted, which was why the party got "such a good result" on polling day. Labour won 262 seats in the general election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives 5

June 24, 2017 7:59 PM Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star reception from the Glastonbury crowds during Pyramid Stage speech

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn got a reception usually reserved for rockstars when he addressed an enthusiastic crowd of thousands at the Glastonbury music festival. In a remarkable change of fortunes the 68-year-old political veteran was one of the star turns at this year's music festival following Labour's successes at the General Election. Mr Corbyn 4

June 24, 2017 7:43 PM Labour's Corbyn puts politics centre stage at Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, England, June 24 (Reuters) - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined. Dismissed as a left-wing no-hoper before elections on June 8, Corbyn attracted a surge of support 4

June 24, 2017 6:35 PM Jeremy Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

In his speech to thousands of festival-goers, the Labour leader urged Theresa May to call another General Election. Teenagers lined up with "Jezza" written on their faces in red lipstick, and flags saying "We heart Corbyn" flew above the crowd of thousands who gathered rhythmically chanting "Oh Jeremy Corbyn". The Labour leader gave a stirring and impassioned 3

June 23, 2017 6:10 AM The Waugh Zone Friday June 23, 2017

Five things you need to know about politics today. Theresa May’s sombre Commons statement on Grenfell Tower struck the right note yesterday, but as soon as questions came from Labour MPs, she looked increasingly uncomfortable. It was a pattern that was to continue through the day, and was proof that no matter how many times she takes one step forward 6

June 19, 2017 4:10 PM Laverne Cox thinks she knows why Donald Trump hasn’t acknowledged LGBT Pride Month

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox thinks she knows why President Trump hasn’t acknowledged pride month. The transgender actress was appearing on The View – ahead of season five of the Netflix show – to chat LGBT rights and politics. President Trump has made no public declaration that June is LGBT Pride Month, despite Barack Obama keeping up the tradition 4

June 19, 2017 6:48 AM Brexit talks are due to begin today but Theresa May is urged to slam on the brakes

There are claims the PM will suffer from a lack of mandate The formal negotiation of Britain’s exit from the European Union will begin today but senior Welsh figures have urged Theresa May to apply the brakes, suspend the process before lasting harm is done to the economy. The Prime Minister has been accused of insulting the electorate by “acting as if nothing 34

June 18, 2017 6:18 AM France election: President Macron could secure parliamentary landslide

Pollsters predict he could win up to 75% of seats in the national assembly which would cement his dominance of French politics. Polls suggest En Marche!, the fledgling party he founded only last year, may win up to 450 of the 577 seats in the national assembly, upsetting the established parties' grip on power. That would allow him to move ahead quickly 10

June 17, 2017 6:21 PM Albania: Parliament elects bodies to vet judges, prosecutors

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The Albanian parliament has voted upon members of the vetting bodies that will check the personal and professional backgrounds of judges and prosecutors, a key to judicial reforms needed to convince the European Union to launch membership negotiations. In a brief extraordinary session Saturday, the parliament elected 27 members 8

June 17, 2017 5:05 AM What Helmut Kohl Taught Bill Clinton

At a moment when the West is in exceptional disarray, there are some important lessons to be learned from Mr. Kohl. For one, the West is doomed when it starts giving in to Russian intimidation. A second: To keep and nourish an alliance, you sometimes have to do things that are good for all partners but don’t play well domestically. And finally, trust 10