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Corbyn's Speech Was Offered To Ed Miliband — Jeremy Corbyn took some passages of his conference address from a speech offered to Ed Miliband four years ago. The Labour leader's team consulted speechwriter Richard Heller in the last few days, and there are some striking similarities between Mr Corbyn's conference address and a speech that Mr Heller wrote in 2011.

Will Labour's women be pushed out by Jeremy Corbyn's hardcore lefties? — "Of course we worry about it," one member of the Shadow Cabinet admits. "We are MPs after all." Politicians are looking over their shoulders, and women could have more reason to worry than most. Disproportionately, female MPs are more likely to have publicly acknowledged their differences in opinion and refused to serve in Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet.

Corbyn Speech To Promise 'Kinder Politics' — Jeremy Corbyn will today promise a different kind of politics as he attempts to win over voters outside of the conference hall. In his most significant speech yet, the new Labour leader will say: "It is this sense of fair play, these shared majority British values, that are the fundamental reason why I love this country and its people.

Lib Dem 'Glee Club' Mocks Dead Leader — Sky News has snuck into a secret Lib Dem conference karaoke with songs mocking the recently deceased Charles Kennedy, Nick Clegg and telling Tony Blair to"***** off and die". The "Glee Club" song book includes the lyric: "Charles Kennedy must be added to the list / a lovely little leader but a bugger when he's pissed."

Tim Farron Open To Deal With Conservatives — Tim Farron will open the door to another deal with the Conservatives in his party conference speech. The Liberal Democrat leader is expected to stress the importance of winning power and getting back into government - despite getting punished at the election after five years of Coalition.

Lib Dem Glee Club Mocks Kennedy's Drinking — Lib Dems will mock Charles Kennedy's drink problem at a conference sing-a-long just months after he died. The "Glee Club" song book includes the lyric: "Charles Kennedy must be added to the list, A lovely little leader but a bugger when he's p*****."

Farron: Dozens Of Labour MPs Could Defect — Dozens of Labour MPs could defect to the Liberal Democrats, according to their leader Tim Farron. The party was hammered at the last election and left with only eight MPs. However, Mr Farron is trying to strike a positive note as the party gathers for its annual conference in Bournemouth.

Lib Dems' Fight For Survival 'In Full Swing' — The Liberal Democrats are gathering for their annual conference in Bournemouth, with a struggle for relevance. The party was decimated at the last election, going from 56 MPs to just eight. Their 2015 conference will be about more than networking and policy making.

Jeremy Corbyn out? Meet the next Labour leader — And there's someone else you've probably never heard of who could end up being very important: Lisa Nandy. The new shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary could even end up being the next leader of the Labour Party. Before you scoff - hear me out.
Sep 17, 2015

Interesting profile of new shadow energy/climate change minister @lisanandy - one to watch clearly…

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Salmond: Second Independence Vote May Be Sooner — Alex Salmond has told Sky News a second referendum on Scottish independence will happen sooner "if the Labour Party looks unelectable" under new leader Jeremy Corbyn. The former head of the SNP said "the prospect of 10 years more of Tory rule" means another vote on splitting from the UK will be held "on a much, much shorter timescale".
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Oct 06, 2015

Safe to say @The_IoD not impressed by May's speech:"We are astonished by the irresponsible rhetoric&pandering to anti-immigration sentiment"

Oct 05, 2015

RT @Nitram_MT: @SophyRidgeSky RT "I'm here to slay dragons that stand in Britain's way" 🐲🐉 #CPC15" Is George upset that Wales beat England at the rugby?

Oct 05, 2015

George Osborne says local councils will be able to keep the business rates they collect & cut them to attract firms

Oct 05, 2015

George Osborne: "I'm here to slay dragons that stand in Britain's way" 🐲🐉 #CPC15

Oct 05, 2015

"Some stand on the sidelines, some want to knock things down but we are the builders" Any guesses what clip Osborne wants on news bulletins?

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