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Theresa May must put country before party in Brexit talks – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy
Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party,
responding to confirmation that Brexit talks can now
move onto the second phase, said:

“It is
welcome that the European Council has at last agreed to move to the crucial
second stage of the Brexit negotiations.

“However, this should have happened months ago. The...Read More »


For too long the UK steel industry has been neglected by this Government - Gill Furniss

Gill Furniss, Shadow Steel Minister, commenting on the
publication of the Government’s study into the ‘Future Capacities and
Capabilities of the UK Steel Industry’, said:

“For too long the UK steel industry has
been neglected by this Government. Their Industrial Strategy merely paid lip
service to industry whilst failing...Read More »


Debbie Abrahams comments on Written Ministerial Statement on Employment and Support Allowance

Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting
on the Written Ministerial Statement on Employment and Support Allowance, said:

“It is a damning indictment of this Government and their incompetence
that 75,000 people in receipt of ESA were underpaid between 2011 and 2014 and
this information has only now...Read More »


Archbishop right to call out tax avoidance – Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to comments from The Archbishop of Canterbury on tax avoidance:

“The Archbishop of Canterbury is right to call out shocking levels of tax avoidance by large multinationals based here in the UK. While this behaviour may not be...Read More »


Comment on gender pay gap for special advisors – Jon Trickett

Jon Trickett MP, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on the gender pay gap for special advisors, said:

“Theresa May promised a country that works for everyone, but is worsening gender inequality in her own backyard. Spads are personal political appointments made by or on behalf of the...Read More »


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