Tag Archives: Leaders of the Labour Party

25Oct/15

Britain’s Blair says 2003 Iraq invasion played role in Islamic State rise

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledges the 2003 invasion of Iraq played a part in the rise of the Islamic State militant group, and apologises for some mistakes in planning the war.

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14Sep/15

New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is hounded by media over his shadow cabinet choices

Britain’s new opposition Labour leader defends his shadow cabinet picks against criticism there aren’t enough women in the top jobs, despite there being more women than men at the top table for the first time in history.

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06Sep/15

Miliband urges U.S. to play bigger role in refugee crisis

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says the U.S. should play a leadership role in helping deal with the refugee crisis engulfing Europe and the Middle East.

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27Jul/15

Surprise contender to lead UK’s Labour, renationalise swaths of economy

A left-wing Labour politician, often regarded as being on the fringes of the British political scene, has seen his chances of leading his party rise dramatically.

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01Jul/15

British death toll from Tunisia attack rises to 27 – PM Cameron

The number of Britons confirmed killed by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia has risen to 27, Prime Minister David Cameron tells parliament.

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11Feb/15

UK Labour leader says HSBC enabled tax avoidance on an ‘industrial scale’

Britain’s Labour opposition leader Ed Miliband alleges that HSBC bank enabled tax avoidance on an industrial scale. British Prime Minister David Cameron says that “every proper process” was followed when he appointed Stephen Green, HSBC’s former executive chairman, to be a trade minister in 2010.

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