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Jeremy Corbyn promises to find £3bn to plug hole in school budgets -

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to find £3 billion to plug the shortfall in school funding - but declined to specify how he would raise the cash. Speaking at the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) conference in Shropshire, he told delegates that the ...and more »

The Guardian view on the 1997 Labour landslide: not what it seemed - The Guardian

New Labour was a product of its time. History may judge it more kindly than many of today's critics. Tony Blair arrives in Downing Street on 2 May 1997 as prime minister. Tony Blair arrives in Downing Street on 2 May 1997 as Britain's new prime ...and more »

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'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 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 »

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 »

Tony Blair's comeback: 'I want to be part of the debate' - Sky News

Twenty years since New Labour's victory, Mr Blair tells Sky News of his fears that the centre-ground is being "squeezed out". 18:38, UK, Monday 01 May 2017. Tony Blair is congratulated after the Labour Party wins the 1997 election. Video: Tony Blair ...and more »

Jeremy Corbyn shuts down Labour MPs' call to pull out of election seats to help the Green Party -

Three MPs called for a "progressive alliance" but Labour's leader said: "We're a party for the whole country... we campaign in all parts of the country". Share; 34Comments. By. Dan BloomPolitical reporter. 15:12, 1 MAY 2017; Updated 15:30, 2 MAY 2017 ...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 »

The Snap: 20 years after Labour landslide, is Blair back to spoil May's day? - The Guardian

Twenty years ago today, the Labour movement had rather a jolly May Day. This morning, it's a tad more fractious. As the leadership continues determinedly to try to steer the campaign towards policies – today it's tackling bad landlords, before that ...and more »