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Labour calls on the Government to hold social media companies to account over discrimination in sport

Today (Wednesday), Labour will use an Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons to call for tougher action to tackle discrimination in sport.

Labour would like to see a system introduced where offending content on social media is shared with sports governing bodies and clubs to ensure the offender can...Read More »

Plastics plan falls short while recycling rates slump – Hayman

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on the government’s plastics announcement, said:

“It is disappointing that this announcement falls short of EU proposals announced earlier this week, especially when we have had warm words from government that British environmental standards will not lag behind after Brexit. Despite the headlines,...Read More »

John McDonnell responds to news that inflation has increased to 2.1%

John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor, responding to news that inflation has increased to 2.1% and that borrowing in the latest full financial year has exceeded the March forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility, said:

“With rising prices and surging government borrowing today, it’s clear the Tories have left the economy...Read More »

Gestures on human rights are insufficient – Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, commenting on the government’s appointment of an international ambassador dedicated to the promotion of human rights, said:

“Any nod in the direction of human rights is welcome and we wish the new Ambassador well.

“But gestures alone are insufficient, and Rita French’s task will be an...Read More »

Nia Griffith responds to reports that a new defence review will be launched

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to reports that a new defence review will be launched, said:

“The decision to hold a separate defence review cannot simply be an excuse to kick the difficult decisions facing the defence budget into the long grass.

“Just this week we have had...Read More »

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