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Labour frontbencher Owen Smith backs another EU referendum

[ad_1] A shadow cabinet minister has broken ranks with official Labour Party policy to call for another Brexit referendum.Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Smith said a vote should be held when talks with the EU have concluded.In an article for the Guardian, he also called for Labour to back membership of the EU single market.Labour's shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the party was "not calling for a referendum
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Russian spy: EU recalls Russia ambassador after nerve agent attack

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe war of words between the UK and RussiaThe EU has recalled its ambassador to Moscow after leaders agreed it was "highly likely" Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack in the UK.The European Council of EU leaders said there was "no plausible alternative".Moscow denies responsibility for the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter and said the EU was
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Brexit: EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The UK prime minister welcomed a "new dynamic" in the talks EU leaders have approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit.The text on trade, security and other issues was adopted within minutes in Brussels, clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit talks to get under way.The UK is due to leave in March 2019 and negotiators
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Richard Leonard wants to ‘fundamentally change’ economy

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Leonard says he is angry with the "callousness of the Tories and the complacency of the SNP" Richard Leonard has used his Scottish Labour conference speech to underline his "mission" to "fundamentally change" the economic system.The party leader told delegates in Dundee that "our economy needs less market and more planning".Mr Leonard also proposed reforms to the rental sector and
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Former miners wrongly told they owe thousands in tax

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The HMRC said the pensioners received a "coding notice in error" About 17,000 ex-mineworkers were wrongly told they owed thousands of pounds in tax due to an error.One of them was 79-year-old Michael Hinchley, from Nottinghamshire, who said he was shocked after being told in a letter he owed £26,000. Capita, the administrator for the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme, said the tax code letters
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Guide: 2017 political party conferences

[ad_1] Autumn sees Britain's political parties gathering by the sea - or in big city conference centres - here's a round-up of this year's.Conservatives - 1-4 October in Manchester Image copyright PA The most memorable moments of the 2017 Conservative conference came at the very end, in a speech more eventful than Theresa May and her team could have imagined.The prime minister was plagued by a cough which left her
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Election Results 2017 summary: Key points at-a-glance

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionElection 2017: Highlights of TV election coverageAn at-a-glance guide to the key points of the UK General Election. The headlinesThe Conservatives have lost their Commons majority - the Tories are now the largest party in a hung Parliament Theresa May says she will form a government and work with the 10 Democratic Unionist Party MPs, after going to Buckingham Palace to
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EU referendum: The result in maps and charts

[ad_1] How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?The Leave campaign triumphed right across England and Wales, winning in large northern cities including Sheffield, the Welsh valleys, across the Midlands including Birmingham, and the south and east of England. The Leave share of the vote mapped our browser does not support this interactive