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Labour party pledges to outlaw all zero-hours contracts - The Guardian

Labour has pledged to ban all zero-hours contracts, put a halt to unpaid internships and end the pay cap on public sector staff in an unashamedly leftwing pitch to British workers. In a move welcomed by union leaders but that will be attacked as “anti ...and more »

Labour will put 10000 extra police on streets, vows Jeremy Corbyn - The Guardian

Police officers in the City of London. Corbyn's speech will attack 'unacceptable' cuts to policing under the Tories. Photograph: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News. Labour has pledgedto put 10,000 additional police on to the streets of England and Wales in ...and more »

Labour police policy hit by error-strewn Diane Abbott interview - Financial Times

An excruciating and error-strewn interview with one of the Labour party's most senior politicians derailed the latest attempt by the opposition to paint itself as a competent steward of Britain's public services. Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary ...and more »

Labour pledges to end zero-hours contracts and unpaid internships in 20-point plan to tackle 'rigged economy' - The Independent

The Labour Party will end zero-hours contracts and unpaid internships if they win the general election, leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell have announced. The public sector pay cap which has left workers facing a £1700 drop in ...and more »

Labour will promise not to increase VAT or NI, McDonnell hints - The Guardian

John McDonnell said the manifesto's day-to-day spending commitments would be fully balanced. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA. John McDonnell has signalled that Labour's manifesto will pledge no VAT or national insurance rise, and has said he will argue the ...and more »

Tony Blair Urges UK to Stay Centered, and Close to Europe - New York Times

Two decades after Tony Blair swept to power in a landslide victory to become prime minister of Britain, his brand of centrist, pro-European politics seems a distant memory in a divided country that has now voted to leave the European Union. But as the ...and more »

Labour's Diane Abbott: I misspoke over bobbies on the beat gaffe during interview - Sky News

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott struggles with the sums on Labour's funding pledge to put 10,000 more officers on the streets. 20:50, UK, Tuesday 02 May 2017. Diane Abbott had a confusing time discussing Labour policy on LBC. Video: When the maths ...and more »

Local contests in UK prepare general election battleground - The Times of Israel

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech to Conservative Party supporters in Mawdesley Village Hall near Ormskirk, in north west England on May 1, 2017 as campaigning continues in the build up to the general election on June 8, 2017. (AFP ...and more »

After hard-left turn under Jeremy Corbyn, Britain's Labour Party on course for historic defeat - Washington Post

LONDON — In 2015, Britain's Labour Party tacked to the left, repudiating the middle-way philosophy that had won it three elections under Tony Blair. Voters responded by handing the party its worst defeat in three decades. Rather than scramble back ...and more »

What we can learn from Tony Blair's election victory 20 years on, according to Richard Angell -

As we mark 20 years since that remarkable 1997 landslide, it is worth reflecting on why Tony Blair took the country by storm and won three full terms for Labour. First, he reached out beyond Labour's tribe – as Clem Attlee and Harold Wilson had done ...and more »