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Jeremy Corbyn calls for second Brexit referendum and says Labour backs remain | Metro News

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for second Brexit referendum and says Labour backs remain Jane Wharton Tuesday 9 Jul 2019 11:24 am 5.3k Shares Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have finally come to an agreement within the party on Brexit (Picture: Reuters) Labour has finally agreed a position on Brexit and challenged the new Prime Minister to hold a People’s Vote. Three years after the referendum, the official opposition say they have ‘agreed a settled Brexit position.’ In a letter to party members, they said: ‘The Labour Party will now challenge whoever emerges as the leader of the Conservative Party to have the confidence to put their deal to the people in a referendum, with remain on the ballot, in which Labo...

MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland | UK news | The Guardian

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Government has said it will honour both results despite ministerial doubts. MPs have voted resoundingly to extend same-sex marriage and access to abortion to Northern Ireland , bringing the region into line with the rest of the UK on the two significant social issues. The two historic votes , arriving within little more than a quarter of an hour of each other, were greeted ecstatically by equalities campaigners. With ministers promising to respect the results, they could have vital repercussions for people in Northern Ireland. Both were the culmination of long campaigns by backbench Labour MPs, who said the government’s argument that the changes could only be made by the devolved Northern Ir...

Trump says UK ambassador 'a very stupid guy'

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Trump 'disrespectful' to PM and UK, says Jeremy Hunt 9 July 2019 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright PA Media Donald Trump has been "disrespectful" towards the prime minister and the UK, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. His comments come after President Trump called Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US, "a very stupid guy" amid a row over leaked emails. He went on to criticise Theresa May over Brexit, saying she had ignored his advice and gone her "own foolish way". On Sunday emails revealed the ambassador had called the Trump administration "clumsy and inept". Meanwhile, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox's scheduled me...