Umunna, who was among seven MPs to quit Labour, hints that more MPs, including Tories, could follow suit
Chuka Umunna has said he hopes a new party will be created by the end of the year, after he and six other MPs quit Labour citing anger at the party’s Brexit policy and the issue of antisemitism.Continue reading...
Foreign secretary says deal can only be saved by addressing Tory and DUP concerns
Jeremy Hunt has seized on Labour’s split, claiming to European foreign ministers it proved that only concessions to win round Conservative rightwingers will get the Brexit deal through the Commons.
During a frenetic day of lobbying in Brussels, the foreign secretary privately counselled his EU counterparts that the opposition could not be relied upon, even if the government pivoted to backing a customs union.Continue reading...
Japanese carmaker will liaise with Unite union over loss of 3,500 jobs
Honda has confirmed the closure of its Swindon factory with the loss of 3,500 jobs, dealing another huge blow to Britain’s car industry in the run-up to Brexit.
The Japanese carmaker announced it would shut the factory, its only European production site, in 2021, when the current model’s production cycle ends.Continue reading...
Salford mayor and local MP condemn ‘sickening’ racist message sprayed on door
Politicians in Salford have said more needs to be done to drive racism from communities after a graffiti attack on the home of a 10-year-old boy and his father – and before a rally by the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson is due to take place in the city.
In a joint statement, the Salford and Eccles Labour MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, and Salford’s mayor, Paul Dennett, condemned the “sickening” racist message “no blacks” sprayed on the front door of Jackson Yamba and his son, David, just days after they moved in this month.Continue reading...
Radio host and founder of anti-radicalisation Quilliam Foundation says he was hit in the face outside theatre in Soho
The LBC radio presenter Maajid Nawaz has told of being “racially attacked” and assaulted outside a central London theatre on Monday night.
Nawaz said a white male attacked him from behind outside the Soho Theatre. He posted a photo of a cut to his forehead and said the man racially abused him and then hit him in the face with “maybe a signet ring”.Continue reading...
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