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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 »

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

Plan to challenge Tories on law and order in England and Wales with funding raised by reversing cuts to capital gains tax. Rajeev Syal and Alexandra Topping. Tue 2 May 2017 03.32 EDT First published on Mon 1 May 2017 17.00 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

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

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Labour will put an end to the 'rigged economy' after election win. Ewen MacAskill and Toby Helm. Sat 29 Apr 2017 17.01 EDT Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 22.19 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...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 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 »

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 »

On this day: Tony Blair wins 1997 general election landslide for Labour - and seals it with a X -

Triumphant Tony Blair swept to power early today in a landslide general election victory. Labour were set for a Commons majority of around 140 [the eventual majority 179 - a record for Labour] with a massive swing of up to 13 per cent against the ...and more »

Jeremy Corbyn bats aside Tony Blair's comeback bid saying 'I'm leading this party' -

Jeremy Corbyn batted aside Tony Blair's comeback bid today declaring: "I'm leading this party." The Labour leader spoke to reporters during a campaign visit on his new housing policy after the ex-PM said he would "get his hands dirty" with a return to ...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. 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 »