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gerald kaufman, uk's longest-serving lawmaker, dies at 86


london — gerald kaufman, the longest-serving lawmaker in britain's house of commons, has died aged 86.kaufman's family says the labour party legislator died sunday after a long illness.labour leader jeremy corbyn on monday called kaufman "an iconic and irascible figure" who was proud of his jewish roots and strove to bring peace to the middle east.kaufman often attracted attention and controversy for his strong criticisms of israel.kaufman had represented a district in manchester, northwestern england, since 1970. in 2015 he became "father of the house," a title given to the longest-serving member of parliament.he made a memorable contribution to britain's political lexicon when he described labour's 1983 election manifesto — which promised unilateral nuclear disarmament and nationalizatio






uk's labour criticized over response to nazi comments


london — jewish leaders in britain are accusing the opposition labour party of tolerating anti-semitism after it failed to expel a senior politician who said adolf hitler had been a supporter of zionism.former london mayor ken livingstone has been suspended until april 2018.livingstone, who has repeatedly asserted collaboration between zionists and nazis before world war ii, said the party hearing had been "like sitting through a court in north korea."karen pollock, chief executive of the holocaust educational trust, said livingstone's suspension was "a slap on the wrist for a serial offender." labour lawmaker wes streeting said the decision was "a terrible betrayal of jewish labour supporters."allegations of labour anti-semitism have grown since pro-palestinian socialist jeremy corbyn was






emboldened uk labour party divided over the b-word: brexit


brighton, england — britain's opposition labour party is holding its annual conference, buoyed by an unexpectedly strong election showing but facing an internal a divide over brexit.many labour members want the left-of-center party to slow or stop britain's exit from the european union. but the party has yet to decide whether it wants the u.k. to be in the eu, semi-detached or fully out of the bloc.pro-eu party members failed to get a vote about brexit onto the agenda at the four-day conference, which runs until wednesday in the seaside city of brighton.party finance spokesman john mcdonnell said monday that the party needs time to build consensus before putting its brexit policy to a vote.but lawmaker heidi alexander says labour is "a laughing stock" for dodging the issue.






sexual misconduct allegations sweep through british parliament


london—one young aide described fending off a lawmaker’s groping after a night of drinking at the sports and social club in the basement of the house of lords. another described being backed into a corner at the same dingy bar.after chi onwurah, a british lawmaker with the opposition labour party, heard the stories she reported them informally to a parliament official in september. she said the official, whom she declined to name, merely shrugged. “this sort of thing happens at pubs up and down the country,” he told the...






emboldened uk labour party divided over the b-word: brexit


brighton, england (ap) — britain’s opposition labour party is holding its annual conference, buoyed by an unexpectedly strong election showing but facing an internal a divide over brexit.many labour members want the left-of-center party to slow or stop britain’s exit from the european union. but the party has yet to decide whether it wants the u.k. to be in the eu, semi-detached or fully out of the bloc.pro-eu party members failed to get a vote about brexit onto the agenda at the four-day conference, which runs until wednesday in the seaside city of brighton.party finance spokesman john mcdonnell said monday that the party needs time to build consensus before putting its brexit policy to a vote.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.but lawmaker heidi alexander says labo






jacinda ardern to lead new zealand after deal with kingmaker


new zealand finally has a government, as center-left labour party leader jacinda ardern secured the backing of a populist lawmaker who emerged as kingmaker after last month’s national elections proved inconclusive. labour’s win marks an unlikely victory for ms. ardern, the former president of the international union of socialist youth, who at age 37 will become the country’s youngest leader since 1856.she...






leader of banned neo-nazi group appears in uk court


london — the leader of a banned british neo-nazi group, national action, has appeared in court for encouraging a plot to kill labour lawmaker rosie cooper.christopher lythgoe, 31, of warrington, cheshire, is charged with encouraging a 22-year-old man —who was not named for legal reasons — to commit murder. both men are also charged with being members of national action, a group banned under u.k. law.four other members of the group also appeared in court in london and were charged with being members of national action.cooper, a member of parliament from northwest england, said she wanted to thank the police "for keeping me, my staff and the public safe."last year, labour lawmaker jo cox was slain by thomas mair, a far-right extremist. national action praised the killing.






jacinda ardern to lead new zealand after deal with kingmaker


wellington, new zealand—new zealand finally has a government, as center-left labour party leader jacinda ardern secured the backing of a populist lawmaker who emerged as kingmaker after last month’s national elections proved inconclusive. labour’s win marks an unlikely victory for ms. ardern, the former president of the international union of socialist youth, who at age 37 will become the country’s youngest leader since 1856.she...






far-right trump retweets draw uk rebuke, but visit still on


london — in a rare rebuke to britain's closest ally, british prime minister theresa may's spokesman said wednesday that u.s. president donald trump was wrong to retweet videos posted by a leader of a british far-right group. but downing st. rejected calls from opposition lawmakers to revoke trump's invitation to pay a state visit to britain.the tiny extremist group, meanwhile, appeared delighted at the publicity boost from a leader with almost 44 million twitter followers.trump drew sharp criticism from both government and opposition politicians in britain after retweeting three videos from the account of deputy britain first leader jayda fransen purporting to show violence by muslims.in response, labour party lawmaker david lammy tweeted: "@realdonaldtrump you are not welcome in my countr






emboldened uk labour party divided over the b-word: brexit


brighton, england — ben asson drove 200 miles (320 kilometers) and slept in his car to deliver a message to britain's labour party and its left-wing leader, jeremy corbyn.the brewer from wales stood outside the seaside conference center hosting the opposition party's annual gathering with a hand-written sign: "get real, jc. stop riding the fence. stand up for our eu rights.""brexit is the biggest question," said asson, who wants a new referendum on membership in the bloc. "everything else is just moving around the deckchairs on the titanic."some 48 percent of british voters backed staying in the european union in last year's referendum, and many of them hope labour can soften or stop brexit. hundreds of demonstrators marched past the conference on sunday, urging the party to back an "exit






sexual misconduct allegations sweep through british parliament


london—one young aide described fending off a lawmaker’s groping after a night of drinking at the sports and social club in the basement of the house of lords. another described being backed into a corner at the same dingy bar.after chi onwurah, a british lawmaker with the opposition labour party, heard the stories she reported them informally to a parliament official in september. she said the official, whom she declined to name, merely shrugged. “this sort of thing happens at pubs up and down the country,” he told the lawmaker, according to her account.lisa wade, a young conservative activist who says she was raped by a lawmaker’s political aide, sitting in her london garden last month. photo: owen harvey for the wall street journal that exchange occurred less than four months ago, but i






sexual misconduct allegations sweep through british parliament


london—one young aide described fending off a lawmaker’s groping after a night of drinking at the sports and social club in the basement of the house of lords. another described being backed into a corner at the same dingy bar.after chi onwurah, a british lawmaker with the opposition labour party, heard the stories she reported them informally to a parliament official in september. she said the official, whom she declined to name, merely shrugged. “this sort of thing happens at pubs up and down the country,” he told the lawmaker, according to her account.lisa wade, a young conservative activist who says she was raped by a lawmaker’s political aide, sitting in her london garden last month. photo: owen harvey for the wall street journal that exchange occurred less than four months ago, but i






kensington goes to labour nearly a day after polls close


the final result of the 2017 election is a labour gain in kensington.conservative candidate victoria borwick received 16,313 votes; while emma dent coad, the labour candidate received 16,333.






council election results: labour loses overall control of glasgow


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the snp is expected to replace labour as the largest party on glasgow city council labour has lost overall control of glasgow as counting continues in the scottish council elections. the snp is on course to replace labour as the biggest party in scotland's largest city, where labour had held power for decades.labour losses mean it cannot now win another majority - but the snp also looks unlikely to win outright control.elsewhere, the conservatives have been making significant gains across scotlandthe full national picture will become clear later on friday afternoon, but the conservatives have been winning seats in areas which had previously been "no-go" for them - including shettleston in glasgow and ferguslie park in renfrewshire.the snp has lost o






the moment labour mps saw the exit poll


how did those labour mps who were not big jeremy corbyn supporters react to the 2017 general election exit poll, which revealed that, far from crashing and burning, their leader had defied the odds and stopped theresa may winning a majority? film-maker david modell followed some of them:here's labour mp jess phillips remembering her reaction on daily politicsit was not just labour mps watching as the shock exit poll came out...find out more tonight on bbc 2 from 21:00 gmt or on iplayer afterwardsread more about general election 2017:






council election results: labour loses overall control of glasgow


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the snp is hopeful of replacing labour as the largest party on glasgow city council labour has lost overall control of glasgow as counting continues in the scottish council elections. the snp is on course to replace labour as the biggest party in scotland's largest city, where labour had held power for decades.labour losses mean it cannot now win another majority - but the snp also looks unlikely to win outright control.elsewhere, the conservatives have been making big gains across much of scotland.the full national picture will become clear later on friday afternoon, but the conservatives have been winning seats in areas which had previously been "no-go" for them - including shettleston in glasgow and ferguslie park in renfrewshire.however the snp






election results 2017: labour 'could form government' says thornberry


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption jeremy corbyn arriving at the count in his islington north constituency, which he won with over 40,000 votes labour could form a minority government, the party's shadow foreign secretary has claimed.emily thornberry said theresa may has not secured a mandate and labour could call on other parties to support a programme for government.a bbc projection has forecast 261 seats for labour, up 29 compared with its 2015 result.the conservatives were projected to win 322, which would leave them short of an overall majority.an earlier exit poll for bbc/itv/sky predicted 266 seats for labour and 314 seats for the conservatives.the gfk/ipsos mori poll for bbc/itv/sky also forecast the lib dems to win 14 seats, ukip with no seats and the snp 34.commenting on th






may’s uk election gamble backfires as tories lose majority


london (ap) — british prime minister theresa may’s gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her conservative party lost its majority in parliament and pressure mounted on her friday to resign.the shock result throws british politics into chaos and could send britain’s negotiations to leave the european union — due to start june 19 — into disarray. the pound lost more than 2 cents against the dollar.with 636 of 650 seats in the house of commons declared, the conservatives had 310 to the labour party’s 258. even if the conservatives won all the remaining seats, the party would fall short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. before the election the conservatives had 330 seats and labour 229.may called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and s






the latest: lawmaker: london fire evidence must be secured


london — the latest on the london high-rise tragedy (all times local):11:45 a.m.a prominent british labour party lawmaker is calling for police and the government to seize all documents relating to the renovation of a london high-rise destroyed by a fire that killed dozens of its residents.david lammy said sunday he is worried that documents will be quietly deleted and disposed of as police begin a search for evidence.lammy said that "the prime minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at grenfell tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law."he says tower residents who survived fear a cover-up will keep the truth from coming out. he says trust in the authorities is "falling through the floor."poli






may's uk election gamble backfires as tories lose majority


london — british prime minister theresa may's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her conservative party lost its majority in parliament and pressure mounted on her friday to resign.the shock result throws british politics into chaos and could send britain's negotiations to leave the european union — due to start june 19 — into disarray. the pound lost more than 2 cents against the dollar.with 636 of 650 seats in the house of commons declared, the conservatives had 310 to the labour party's 258. even if the conservatives won all the remaining seats, the party would fall short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. before the election the conservatives had 330 seats and labour 229.may called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and streng






election results 2017: labour 'could form government' says thornberry


image copyrightreutersimage caption jeremy corbyn voted in his islington constituency earlier labour could form a minority government, the party's shadow foreign secretary has claimed.emily thornberry said theresa may has not secured a mandate and labour could call on other parties to support a programme for government.a bbc/itv/sky exit poll has predicted 266 seats for labour, up 34 seats compared with the 2015-2017 parliament.the conservatives were projected to win 314, which would leave them short of a majority.the gfk/ipsos mori poll for bbc/itv/sky forecast the lib dems on 14, ukip with no seats and the snp 34.with an overall majority for the conservatives possible but not certain and labour behind them in the early seat projection, ms thornberry said: "obviously we're disappointed if






election results 2017: labour 'could form government' says thornberry


image copyrightreutersimage caption jeremy corbyn voted in his islington constituency earlier labour could form a minority government, the party's shadow foreign secretary has claimed.emily thornberry said theresa may has not secured a mandate and labour could call on other parties to support a programme for government.a bbc/itv/sky exit poll has predicted 266 seats for labour, up 34 seats compared with the 2015-2017 parliament.the conservatives were projected to win 314, which would leave them short of a majority.the gfk/ipsos mori poll for bbc/itv/sky forecast the lib dems on 14, ukip with no seats and the snp 34.with an overall majority for the conservatives possible but not certain and labour behind them in the early seat projection, ms thornberry said: "obviously we're disappointed if






theresa may's uk election gamble backfires as tories lose majority


london  — british prime minister theresa may’s gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her conservative party lost its majority in parliament and pressure mounted on her friday to resign.the shock result throws british politics into chaos and could send britain’s negotiations to leave the european union — due to start june 19 — into disarray. the pound lost more than 2 cents against the dollar.with 636 of 650 seats in the house of commons declared, the conservatives had 310 to the labour party’s 258. even if the conservatives won all the remaining seats, the party would fall short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. before the election the conservatives had 330 seats and labour 229.may called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and stren






labour councillors in aberdeen suspended over tory coalition


labour has suspended nine councillors after they agreed a coalition deal with the conservatives on aberdeen city council.the labour group signed a deal with the conservative and independent groups, allowing them to out-vote the snp - the biggest party but a minority.scottish labour's executive committee ordered the councillors to stand down from the coalition before 17:00.the councillors were suspended after the deadline passed.as a result, there are currently no councillors in aberdeen representing the labour party.jenny laing was chosen as council leader for labour on wednesday.the party's barney crockett had earlier been elected lord provost, with conservative tom mason elected as deputy provost.'labour values'scottish labour leader kezia dugdale said: "labour values must always run thr






labour councillors in aberdeen suspended over tory coalition


labour has suspended nine councillors after they agreed a coalition deal with the conservatives on aberdeen city council.the labour group signed a deal with the conservative and independent groups, allowing them to out-vote the snp - the biggest party but a minority.scottish labour's executive committee ordered the councillors to stand down from the coalition before 17:00.the councillors were suspended after the deadline passed.as a result, there are currently no councillors in aberdeen representing the labour party.jenny laing was chosen as council leader for labour on wednesday.the party's barney crockett had earlier been elected lord provost, with conservative tom mason elected as deputy provost.'labour values'scottish labour leader kezia dugdale said: "labour values must always run thr






uk conservatives take long-held labour party seat


london — britain's governing conservative party has seized a parliamentary seat long held by the labour party in a special election blow to the opposition.conservative trudy harrison won the seat in copeland that had been held by labour since the district was formed in 1983. copeland is a rural district in the far north of england.the vote was seen as a setback for labour party leader jeremy corbyn, who has struggled to unite his party and win popular support.harrison said corbyn's unpopularity helped her unseat labour. it is unusual for a governing party to make gains in special elections.labour did manage to hold on to its seat in stoke-on-trent, central england, beating back a challenge by ukip.the elections were held after the lawmakers in both districts resigned.






council election results: labour loses overall control of glasgow


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the snp is hopeful of replacing labour as the largest party on glasgow city council labour has lost overall control of glasgow as the first results are declared in the scottish council elections. the snp is hoping to replace labour as the biggest party in scotland's largest city, where labour has held power for decades.early labour losses mean it cannot now win another majority - but it is not yet clear whether the snp will.elsewhere, the tories have been making big gains across much of scotland.with results available from eight of scotland's 32 councils, the snp have 69 councillors, a gain of four seats so far.the tories have gained 26 seats, winning a total of 42 councillors, while labour is down by 23, with 39 councillors elected.the full nationa






nyt parrots democratic spin on death threats, scuffle in texas legis


the new york times ran a story on monday with the explosive headline, “texas lawmaker threatens to shoot colleague after reporting protesters to ice.”reporter matthew haag’s story began, “a texas state representative, referring to protesters at the state capitol on monday, said he reported ‘several illegal immigrants’ to federal immigration authorities and then threatened to shoot a fellow lawmaker who objected.” a tweet had the same spin.these are an inaccurate and incomplete reporting of what the lawmakers involved say happened. the story also lacks sufficient context to the point it borders on propaganda.a reporter sent the article to me with the note, “if you actually click the facebook post of the republican lawmaker who supposedly threatened to shoot the democrat, it was after the de






labour conference: jeremy corbyn promises rent controls


image copyrightreutersjeremy corbyn has promised to introduce new controls on private rents in his conference speech, as he described labour as a "government in waiting".the labour leader also condemned the "forced gentrification and social cleansing" of some areas.mr corbyn told delegates labour was "a united party, advancing in every part of britain" and claimed the tories were "hanging on by their fingertips".his speech marks the end of labour's annual get-together in brighton.mr corbyn - who was greeted by a chorus of the football terrace-style chant of "oh jeremy corbyn" when he arrived, attempted to present his party as a government-in-waiting."against all predictions, in june we won the largest increase in the labour vote since 1945 and achieved labour's best vote for a generation,"






gordon brown accuses tories of 'waging war against poor'


image copyrightpatheresa may is "waging a war against the poor" and risks leaving the country more divided than at any time in 50 years, former pm gordon brown has said.addressing labour activists in fife, he said poverty levels were set to eclipse those last seen in the early 1990s.he acknowledged the challenge facing labour but said "no tory prime minister should ever be given a free hand". mrs may has urged lifelong labour voters who feel "deserted" by jeremy corbyn to put their trust in her.in his first major intervention in the election campaign, mr brown attacked the record of the conservatives and the snp in power and said a labour government was needed more than ever.earlier on saturday, labour's deputy leader tom watson warned of a "margaret thatcher-style landslide" for the conse






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 party's by-election loss in copeland had been "hugely disappointing".jeremy corbyn has said he will stay on as leader, after labour held stoke central in a separate by-election.david miliband has said labour is at its weakest point in half a century.the former foreign secretary, who lost out on the labour leadership in 2010, told the times that he was "deeply concerned" about the party's future.image copyrightreutersimage caption david miliband declined to rule out a return






gordon brown accuses tories of 'waging war against poor'


image copyrightpatheresa may is "waging a war against the poor" and risks leaving the country more divided than at any time in 50 years, former pm gordon brown has said.addressing labour activists in fife, he said poverty levels were set to eclipse those last seen in the early 1990s.he acknowledged the challenge facing labour but said "no tory prime minister should ever be given a free hand". mrs may has urged lifelong labour voters who feel "deserted" by jeremy corbyn to put their trust in her.in his biggest intervention to date in the election campaign, mr brown attacked the record of the conservatives and the snp in power and said a labour government was needed more than ever.earlier on saturday, labour's deputy leader tom watson warned of a "margaret thatcher-style landslide" for the c






gordon brown accuses tories of 'waging war against poor'


image copyrightpatheresa may is "waging a war against the poor" and risks leaving the country more divided than at any time in 50 years, former pm gordon brown has said.addressing labour activists in fife, he said poverty levels were set to eclipse those last seen in the early 1990s.he acknowledged the challenge facing labour but said "no tory prime minister should ever be given a free hand". mrs may has urged lifelong labour voters who feel "deserted" by jeremy corbyn to put their trust in her.in his biggest intervention to date in the election campaign, mr brown attacked the record of the conservatives and the snp in power and said a labour government was needed more than ever.earlier on saturday, labour's deputy leader tom watson warned of a "margaret thatcher-style landslide" for the c






jeremy corbyn: we are the political mainstream now


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionhighlights of jeremy corbyn speech at labour conferencejeremy corbyn has said labour now stands "on the threshold of power" because its policies are "what most people in our country actually want"."we are now the political mainstream," he told labour members in his 75-minute speech at their party conference.in what at times had the air of a victory rally, the labour leader said they were a "government-in-waiting". he promised rent controls, attacked "forced gentrification" and said only labour could unite the uk after brexit.the labour leader - who was greeted by a chorus of the football terrace-style chant of "oh jeremy corbyn" as he made his way to the podium - lavished praise on party activists who he said had "stopped the tories






general election 2017: labour pledges in 'manifesto leak'


a draft of labour's general election manifesto has been leaked, including plans to nationalise the energy industry and scrap tuition fees.the bbc has seen a copy of the document, which has not yet been formally signed off, with the mirror and the daily telegraph also reporting details.these include nationalising railways, bus firms and the royal mail and renewing the trident weapons system.labour would not comment on leaks.






labour backs a u.k. snap election that it might regret


london—prime minister theresa may won formal approval from the house of commons on wednesday to hold an early election in june, supported by an opposition labour party that could be facing one of its worst national defeats in decades.the 522-13 vote puts the labour party in an uncomfortable position as it grapples with waning support from its traditional working-class base and low approval ratings in comparison with mrs. may’s...






uk's labour party stung by early leak of election platform


london — britain's opposition labour party is facing embarrassment after is platform for next month's election was leaked days before its scheduled release.the draft election manifesto says that if elected labour will re-nationalize britain's railways and post office, abolish university tuition fees and reverse cuts to welfare benefits.the party had planned to publish the document next week before the june 8 election. the unveiling of the parties' manifestoes — containing solid promises on which they can be held to account — is a centerpiece of every british election.the party declined to comment on the leak to two newspapers and the bbc. labour leader jeremy corbyn pulled out of a campaign appearance thursday morning.the governing conservatives said the policies show labour has an outdate