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Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers after single market vote - The Guardian

Andy Slaughter, Catherine West and Ruth Cadbury voted for amendment calling for UK to stay in EU single market. Anushka Asthana Political editor. Fri 30 Jun 2017 02.38 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 14.09 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Canterbury: 'We made a difference. You don't have to accept things as they are' - The Guardian

After the most stunning election in recent history, Guardian reporters are writing from four key constituencies to make sense of the results. In Canterbury, Harriet Sherwood and photographer Martin Godwin find renewed enthusiasm for Labour in a ...and more »

The UK has a government: Theresa May's Queen's Speech passes as MPs defeat all amendments - Business Insider

The House of Commons votes to pass the Queen's Speech. Tory and DUP MPs team up to defeat opposition amendments on Brexit and austerity. Stella Creasy withdraws her abortion rights amendment after government agrees to let Northern Irish women ...and more »

Jeremy Corbyn, life and soul of the Labour Party - The Economist

“OH, JER-E-MY COR-BYN,” sung to the opening riff of the White Stripes' “Seven Nation Army”, was the unofficial anthem of this year's Glastonbury Festival. For the first time a politician was the star attraction of the music mudfest in Somerset. “Jezza ...and more »

Time is running out for Remainer MPs who want to prevent a hard Brexit - New Statesman

It was a tale of two votes last night. The first didn't happen – the government retreated over reproductive rights rather than be defeated on Stella Creasy's amendment, meaning Northern Irish women who travel to England to access an abortion will ...and more »

5 takeaways on Theresa May's first big test in parliament -

The government passes the queen's speech but faces a host of problems — and they aren't going away. By Tom McTague and Annabelle Dickson. 6/29/17, 9:18 PM CET. Updated 6/30/17, 7:55 PM CET. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing ...and more »

Theresa May faces series of rebellions after embarrassing climbdown over abortion vote - The Independent

A weakened Theresa May faces a series of Commons rebellions after she caved in to the first backbench revolt of the new Parliament in order to pass a vote on the Queen's Speech. MPs seized on the Prime Minister's climbdown – ending abortion charges for ...and more »

The rebel Brexit amendment didn't change anything except Labour's unity - The Guardian

It's hard to see what Chuka Umunna was hoping to achieve, but the consequences of his single market bid certainly seem to add up to failure • Jonn Elledge is the editor of the New Statesman's cities site, CityMetric. Fri 30 Jun 2017 09.25 EDT Last ...and more »

Public sector pay cap: Conservative MPs cheer after blocking Labour bid to raise emergency service salaries - The Independent

Conservative MPs cheered as the tally of a key vote was read out in Parliament, showing they had defeated Labour's attempt to force the Government to lift the pay cap on public sector wages. Theresa May's party joined forces with the DUP on Tuesday to ...and more »

The Guardian view on the Queen's speech: a new, better balance of power - The Guardian

In a hung parliament, ministers must defer much more to MPs and that is a healthy development for democracy. Thu 29 Jun 2017 15.20 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.37 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »