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EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals

Fears in Europe that party’s goal of unseating PM could lead to chaos of ‘cliff-edge’ exit The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals. Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for election if MPs vote down May’s Brexit deal

Labour leader adds to pressure on PM in conference speech that skewered Chequers plan Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May that Labour MPs will vote against her Chequers plan unless she is willing to accept his proposal to keep Britain in a customs union and protect consumer standards and workers’ rights after Brexit. The conditional offer came near the end ...

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UK Labour opposition party vows to reject May’s Brexit deal

London, Sept 25 : Britain’s main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. One official said May’s government was offering the country a choice between “really bad and even worse.” If Britain ...

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The UK to help the Government of Bangladesh in tackling child labour

The UK’s support to tackle forced labour goes above and beyond the Prime Minister’s £150 million commitment last year. The Prime Minister’s Call to Action to end forced labour is now endorsed by 75 UN member states. The UK and other donor countries launch new principles to eradicate human trafficking and forced labour from global supply chains. Announcement of a ...

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May to press Rouhani to free jailed UK-Iranian woman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York Tuesday, where she will press him to release a British-Iranian women imprisoned in Tehran, a senior government official told reporters. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation — the media organisation’s philanthropic arm — was arrested at Tehran airport on April 3, 2016.  She ...

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Govt wants free, fair, participatory national polls: PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government wants the next general elections be held in a free and fair manner and all political parties to join it. The prime minister made the remarks when UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt called on her in the bilateral meeting room at the UN headquarters in ...

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Labour conference: deselecting MPs to be made easier

Conference is taking place in Liverpool Labour’s annual conference has voted to make it easier for local party members to deselect sitting MPs. Until now, Labour MPs only faced a reselection contest if 50% of a constituency’s local branches and affiliated unions voted for it in a so-called “trigger ballot”. Delegates in Liverpool voted for that threshold to be reduced ...

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UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

London, Sep 23 : Britain’s Labour Party opened its annual conference on Sunday facing a huge choice — whether to change policy and call for a new referendum that could halt the country’s departure from the European Union. The support of the main opposition party would be a major boost to campaigners for a second vote on Brexit. Ever since ...

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British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria

A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group. Kurdish forces captured Anwar Miah in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour a month ago.  A video of his capture has surfaced on Twitter and shows Mr Miah saying he has lived in ...

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Sheikh Hasina is in London

  Bangla Mirror desk: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has arrived in London on Friday by a special flight at 4.05 in the afternoon.  Bangaldeshi High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine welcomed her at the airport.  Country Manager for Biman Bangladesh Airlines Shafiqul Islam was also present at that time.  She was then taken to the VIP lounge of the airport ...

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