Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

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Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was at stake. … Continue reading

Duncan Smith warns government risks ‘dividing’ society

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Duncan Smith warns government risks ‘dividing’ society Iain Duncan Smith has warned that the government risks dividing society, in his first interview since resigning as work and pensions secretary. He attacked the “desperate search for savings” focused on benefit payments … Continue reading

Trade Union Bill is an attack on the right to strike, warns TUC

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Trade Union Bill is an attack on the right to strike, warns TUC Commenting on the second reading today (Monday) of the Trade Union Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This bill threatens the basic right to strike. It’ll … Continue reading