Labour leadership: Watson says not the time for a contest

Media captionTom Watson: “We have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” for a leadership contest, but the party must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘not accusing SNP of being racists’

Media captionSadiq Khan: “Of course I am not saying that the SNP are racists or bigots.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan has insisted that a trail of his address to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth was not accusing the SNP of being racists. Part of his speech – posted on Twitter – implied there was […]

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Image copyright PA Image caption Duties on diesel were slashed in 2001 as it was thought that low-sulphur fuels were less polluting than petrol The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering […]

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Media captionKezia Dugdale: “The Labour Party I lead will never support independence.” Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has pledged to work tirelessly in support of the union if there were to be a second independence referendum. She made her promise during a speech to her party conference. Ms Dugdale said that the country still bore […]

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Miliband declined to rule out a return to UK politics David Miliband says he believes the Labour Party is at its weakest point in half a century. The ex-foreign secretary spoke after the Conservatives won the Copeland seat to record the first by-election gain by a sitting government in […]

Labour must do better under Corbyn, says Watson

Media captionTom Watson: “We have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” to change the party’s leadership, but it must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘not accusing SNP of being racists’

Media captionSadiq Khan: “Of course I am not saying that the SNP are racists or bigots.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was not accusing the SNP of being racists or bigots. He was under pressure to clarify the tweeted extracts of his Scottish Labour conference speech in which he attacked “narrow nationalist parties”. Mr […]

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Image copyright PA Image caption Duties on diesel were slashed in 2001 as it was thought that low-sulphur fuels were less polluting than petrol The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering […]

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Image caption Kezia Dugdale is making her keynote speech to the Scottish Labour conference Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will pledge to work tirelessly in support of the union if there were to be a second independence referendum. She will make the promise during a speech later to her party conference. Ms Dugdale is expected […]

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Miliband declined to rule out a return to UK politics David Miliband says he believes the Labour Party is at its weakest point in half a century. The ex-foreign secretary spoke after the Conservatives won the Copeland seat to record the first by-election gain by a sitting government in […]

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