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No 10 Lobbying Labour MPs On Syria Airstrikes

news.sky.com — Downing Street officials and ministers are lobbying Labour MPs this weekend in an attempt to win support for military intervention in Syria. Despite Jeremy Corbyn's opposition, the Labour Party is likely to have a free vote in parliament, leaving the task of convincing wavering MPs to the Government.
Nov 28, 2015

No 10 lobbying Labour MPs on Syria airstrikes as Jeremy Corbyn tries to apply grassroots pressure. My report: news.sky.com/story/1595872/…

Corbyn Adviser Gets 'Slap On Wrist' For Tweet

news.sky.com — Jeremy Corbyn's policy adviser has had his suspension from Labour lifted and will face no further action after being issued with a warning by the party's National Executive Committee. Andrew Fisher had been suspended by the party and faced calls for his removal over a tweet in support of a rival Class War party candidate.

Government Scraps £1bn Carbon Capture Scheme

news.sky.com — The Government is cancelling a £1bn competition for carbon capture and storage technology on power stations, breaking a key Conservative manifesto pledge. Notably absent from the Autumn Statement, the announcement was made to the London Stock Exchange - meaning the £1bn funding aimed at developing technology which can capture polluting carbon emissions from power plants "is no longer available".
Nov 25, 2015

Government scraps £1bn Carbon Capture Scheme days ahead of Climate Change summit. My report: news.sky.com/story/1594310/…

Could UK Be Bombing In Syria By Christmas?

news.sky.com — The Prime Minister called the French drafted UN resolution, urging the world to take all necessary measures in the fight against IS, an "important moment". It was important for the UN, for the French and indeed for David Cameron.
Nov 21, 2015

Could UK be bombing in Syria by Christmas? My thoughts here: news.sky.com/story/1591820/…

Corbyn Hints At Rejection Of Syria Airstrikes

news.sky.com — Jeremy Corbyn appears to be ruling out military intervention in Syria, following last night's UN resolution which urged the world to take all necessary action. In a keynote speech the Labour leader urged a negotiated settlement, a different kind of foreign policy and action that must not be seen as "external intervention".
Nov 21, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn appears to be ruling out military intervention in Syria, even following UN resolution. My report: news.sky.com/story/1591504/…

Unhappy MPs 'Savage' Corbyn Over 'Shoot To Kill'

news.sky.com — Jeremy Corbyn was "savaged" and shouted down by his own MPs at a Labour meeting after saying he was "not happy" with police operating a 'shoot to kill' policy, according to those in attendance. The Labour leader faced repeated questions over his foreign policy, with Labour MPs telling journalists afterwards that they got few answers.
Nov 17, 2015

Labour MPs 'savage' their leader Corbyn over his 'shoot to kill' stance. My report from last nights PLP: trib.al/fBDyoZa.

May Refuses To Rule Out Brexit Campaign Role

news.sky.com — Theresa May has refused to rule out leading the Brexit campaign as UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he would "absolutely delighted" if she did. The Home Secretary would not be drawn on whether she instinctively backed leaving the EU ahead of the proposed referendum which will be held before the end of 2017.

Threats To Rape MP For Men's Debate Remark

news.sky.com — Labour MP Jess Phillips has contacted police after being subjected to threats of rape over her objections to a debate on men's rights. The outspoken member for Birmingham Yardley faced death threats and told she should be "raped in front of everyone" online after dismissing Conservative MP Philip Davies when he called for a discussion in Parliament on International Men's Day.

Tory MPs Lay Into Osborne's Tax Credit Cuts

news.sky.com — The Chancellor has gone on the offensive over his plans to cut tax credits, claiming it would cost tax payers £40bn by next year without the proposed changes. Treasury analysis shows that spending on the benefits has risen by more £15bn in the past five years, equivalent to 200,000 nurses or the entire Home Office budget.
Oct 19, 2015

Conservative MPs raise concerns about tax credit cuts with @George_Osborne. My report: news.sky.com/story/1572539/…

Ashcroft Misses Book Launch With Liver Failure

news.sky.com — Former Conservative Chairman Lord Ashcroft is recovering after been struck down by liver and renal failure which left him in intensive care for 18 days. The billionaire businessman was unable to attend the launch of his controversial book Call Me Dave because of the life-threatening illness.
Oct 19, 2015

Lord Ashcroft misses book launch after being struck down by liver failure. My story: news.sky.com/story/1572513/…

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Nov 29, 2015

Will Corbyn use consultation, yes to reaffirm his position but to climb down on free vote for MPs by arguing it's what membership wants?

Nov 29, 2015

Simon Danczuk tells @SkyNews MOST Labour MPs think @JeremyCorbyn's leadership is "going from bad to worse".

Nov 29, 2015

Labour's @SimonDanczuk: On future of Corbyn leadership, things are "going from bad to worst" says he can't see things getting any better.

Nov 29, 2015

NEW: Labour MP @SimonDanczuk WILL vote for military action. Argues it's up to the shadow cabinet to decide and not @JeremyCorbyn alone.

Nov 29, 2015

NEW: John McDonnell tells me 70,000 people have replied to Corbyn's consultation of members. Announcement on result tomorrow morning.

Nov 29, 2015

John McDonnell says he 'hopes' Jeremy Corbyn will take into account his view that it should be a free vote. #Syria #Murnaghan

Nov 29, 2015

NEW: Shadow Chancellor @JohnMcDonnellMP restates he is in favour of a FREE vote on #Syria.

Nov 29, 2015

NEW: @ChukaUmunna will vote for military action and defy any Labour Party whip if imposed. #Murnaghan

Nov 29, 2015

John McDonnell said twice in past two weeks there should be a free vote, MPs should make their "own judgement". #Syria

Nov 29, 2015

If Corbyn does whip, will provoke fury of backbenchers, even those opposed to military action. twitter.com/wesstreeting/s…

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