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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. Police. Labour will put 10,000 extra police on streets, vows Jeremy Corbyn. Plan to ...and more »

Theresa May is dangerously disdainful of dissent - Financial Times

Britain's general election campaign has been running for less than two weeks but voters can already be forgiven for wondering whether they are now living in one of the world's “managed democracies”. Hungary or Poland perhaps? Or Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ...and more »

Labour should offer referendum on Brexit terms, MPs say - The Guardian

The MPs for the remain-supporting constituencies of Norwich South and York Central said no one had approved May's Brexit 'destination'. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA. Labour. Labour should offer referendum on Brexit terms, MPs say. Clive Lewis and ...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 »

Tony Blair: 'Labour can win at any point that it wants to get back to winning ways' - The Guardian

Tony Blair at his offices in Grosvenor Square, London. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer. Tony Blair · The Observer. Tony Blair: 'Labour can win at any point that it wants to get back to winning ways'. Twenty years after his 1997 landslide win ...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 »

Don't Be Fooled By The Spin - Labour Is Offering A Clear Alternative To A Tory Hard Brexit - HuffPost UK

Since Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer laid out Labour's Brexit strategy on Tuesday, the party has been pilloried in the press and by its political opponents as being too subtle (to quote the BBC headline) on the details of exiting the European ...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 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. General election 2017. Labour will promise not to increase VAT or NI, McDonnell hints. Shadow chancellor says he cannot pre-empt ...and more »