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- A woman charged with murdering her three young daughters, just weeks after the family arrived in New Zealand from South Africa, appeared in court on Saturday. Lauren Anne Dickason appeared in court in the port city of Timaru in the morning, and a judge remanded her to a hospital for a mental healt...
The GMB Union, who represent over half a million workers across the country, have pulled funding to the Labour Party in London. The unprecedented decision comes after the union accused Labour of "political victimisation" following the sacking of a grieving employee who had worked for Islington counc...
JERUSALEM - Israel will withhold $180 million in tax revenue it collect last year on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, or about 7% of the PA's total tax revenue, to offset stipends paid to militants and their families, the Israeli cabinet said on Sunday. Under a 2018 law, Israel calculates each y...
CANNES, France - Sean Penn said on Saturday he nearly passed up the chance to act opposite his daughter Dylan for the first time in "Flag Day", his latest movie which is vying for awards at the Cannes Film Festival - until actor Matt Damon egged him on. Oscar-winning Penn plays John Vogel, a real-li...
SEOUL - Everyone in North Korea is heartbroken over leader Kim Jong Un's apparent weight loss, said an unidentified resident of Pyongyang quoted on the country's tightly controlled state media, after watching recent video footage of Kim. The rare public comment on Kim's health come after foreign ana...
A group of Labour Party activists is set to hold an alternative investigation into the so-called ‘Labour Leaks’ following the party’s decision to indefinitely delay the official investigation, the Forde Inquiry. Sign up for the exclusive Labour Party Buzz Newsletter bringing you to the latest VIP...
LONDON (Bywire News)- The BBC has been criticised on social media after rewording prime minister Boris Johnson's highly controversial comments about letting "the bodies pile high in their thousands" to a completely different statement that sounds far less damaging. On Sunday, the Daily Mail alleged ...
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LONDON (Labour Buzz) - It’s been an exciting week for the leaders with both getting down and dirty with the great unwashed. Boris had found out about the concept of association football, while Starmer had enjoyed his first pub fight. What would they find to talk about today? Round one: Things that s...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, April 14, 2021, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS
This article was collectively written by Jon Trickett, the Labour MP for Hemsworth, Ian Lavery, the Labour MP for Wansbeck, and Laura Smith, the former Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich and a current Labour Councillor for Crewe South. In recent years, the polling industry has suffered more than a few...
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LONDON (Bywire News) - An advisor to the United Nations has severely criticised the UK's public broadcaster, the BBC, for totally ignoring Western human rights abuses during a fierce debate about US foreign policy and the environment on Wednesday night's Newsnight programme. Professor Jeffrey Sachs,...
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WESTMINSTER (Labour Buzz) - Starmer’s challenge was to make the scandal relevant to voters and to drag Johnson into the mess. He managed that and more in his best performance for some time.  Round one: Greensill capital   Starmer began by paying tribute to Shirley Williams, Ian Gibson and dame Chery...
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson walk to a function on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files
LONDON (Bywire News) - You know how sometimes a TV show produces a twist that absolutely everyone knew was coming? Well, that’s the kind of show the life of Boris Johnson would be as Jennifer Arcuri revealed to the Mirror that she did indeed sleep with British Prime Minister, over a four-year affair...
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WESTMINSTER (Labour Buzz) - Keir Starmer’s first big voting test getting near with next month’s Hartlepool by-election, and it’s not going well. A new poll gives the Tories a seven-point lead in a seat which Jeremy Corbyn won in both 2017 and 2019. Barring a miracle, therefore, it seems the Conserva...
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks with medical staff during a visit to the Whittington Hospital in London, Britain, March 15, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON (Labour Buzz) - The fact-checking organisation Full Fact is calling for government communications to serve the people rather than the narrow interests of politicians. It’s a call that comes from the way in which the controversial report on racism was released to the public.  Anger at the repo...
FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators take part in a Black Lives Matter protest in London, Britain, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
Round one: Army cuts WESTMINSTER (Labour Buzz) - Starmer opened by going all-in on armed forces. Why, he asked, did the Prime Minister promise to maintain armed forces at the current levels but then cut them. He referred to the admission from defence secretary Ben Wallace, who admits troops will be ...
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives an update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a virtual news conference inside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain, March 18, 2021. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON (Within the Law) - Anger is everywhere. Some are angry at the police, others are angry at me and some, for reasons best known to themselves are angry at Eddie Izzard. Keir Starmer has headed off to find a focus group to tell him whether he should support protests against rape, while the Conse...
Women hold signs during a protest, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
WESTMINSTER (Labour Buzz) - It was a sombre and reflective PMQs dominated by the murder of Sarah Everard. Both men seemed to sense that it would be difficult to be seen to be scoring any political points from such a tragedy. That didn’t stop him from trying.  Round one: She was just walking home  St...
Flare smoke rises over a protest at Parliament Square, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
WESTMINSTER (Labour Buzz) - Donald Trump called it the Fifth Avenue effect, the idea that he could shoot someone dead on Fifth Avenue and people would still vote for him. Throughout all the ups and downs of this pandemic, one politician has been immune to the ups and downs of fortunes. Ironically as...
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain, November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo
WESTMINSTER (Labour Buzz) - Starmer entered PMQs with a host of targets to pick from. He could have chosen the damning verdict on NHS test and trace, the High Courts finding that Johnson had lied to parliament or even a new book detailing his inept response to the pandemic.  Instead, he focused on j...
FILE PHOTO: People walk past a mural praising the NHS (National Health Service) amidst the continuation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
LONDON (Labour Buzz) - Today sees Rishi Sunak launch possibly one of the most important budgets in living memory. This will shape how the UK recovers from the pandemic and may impact our future for the next decade. Battle lines are already being drawn. From the government, opposition and media we ca...
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak holds the budget box outside his office in Downing Street in London, Britain March 3, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley