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Jeremy Corbyn at Durham Miner’s Gala attracts thousands

Jeremy Corbyn at Durham Miner’s Gala attracts thousands

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn called the Durham Miners’ Gala Europe’s largest demonstration of working class culture Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has led speeches at the 133rd Durham Miners’ Gala. More than 200,000 people are estimated to have attended the Durham City event, the most since the 1960s. There was an increased police presence including armed officers ...

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Corbyn and Greening clash on skills gap

Corbyn and Greening clash on skills gap

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jeremy Corbyn says businesses should pay higher taxes to invest in skills Jeremy Corbyn has called for a major investment in skills to tackle a “lost decade” in which there had been an “explosion” of low-paid, insecure jobs. But Education Secretary Justine Greening, also addressing the British Chambers of Commerce, says she wants firms to ...

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BBC Daily Politics editor Robbie Gibb to join No 10

BBC Daily Politics editor Robbie Gibb to join No 10

The head of the BBC’s Westminster political programmes team has been named as Prime Minister Theresa May’s new director of communications. Robbie Gibb, who edits the Daily Politics, replaces Katie Perrior, who quit before the general election. He worked for the Conservative MP Francis Maude in the 1990s, as well as Michael Portillo. He tweeted it had been “a privilege ...

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Boris Johnson: Theresa May’s got the show back on road

Boris Johnson: Theresa May’s got the show back on road

Media captionBoris Johnson tells Today there is no PM vacancy Boris Johnson has dismissed leadership speculation, saying Theresa May has shown “unbelievable grace and steel”. The foreign secretary said the PM had “put things back together and got the show back on the road” after a “difficult” election. Asked about about any leadership contest, he said there would not be ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: UK must embrace technological change

Jeremy Corbyn: UK must embrace technological change

Image copyright AFP The state should work with business to help the UK maximise the benefits of automation and other technological changes, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said he was not “one of the doom-mongers” who thought new technology would “inevitably herald an era of mass unemployment”. But he argued that adapting the UK for the jobs of ...

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Tony Blair ‘not straight’ with UK over Iraq, says Chilcot

Tony Blair ‘not straight’ with UK over Iraq, says Chilcot

Media captionBlair ‘not straight’ with country over Iraq, says Sir John Chilcot Tony Blair was not “straight with the nation” about his decisions in the run up to the Iraq War, the chairman of the inquiry into the war has told the BBC. Speaking for the first time since publishing his report a year ago, Sir John Chilcot discussed why ...

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G20: UK-US trade deal to happen quickly, says Trump

G20: UK-US trade deal to happen quickly, says Trump

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he expects a “powerful” trade deal with the UK to be completed “very quickly”. Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he also said he will come to London. The US president is holding one-to-one talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal. It is ...

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G20: Theresa May and Donald Trump to discuss post-Brexit trade

G20: Theresa May and Donald Trump to discuss post-Brexit trade

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is due to meet US President Donald Trump on the fringes of the G20 summit in Hamburg to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal. The UK prime minister will also urge Mr Trump to reconsider his decision to take the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Earlier at the G20, Mrs May rejected ...

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