‘Distraught MPs thought Corbyn would lead Labour to annihilation at election’

Most Labour MPs thought Jeremy Corbyn would lead them to annihilation at the General Election, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said.

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Blackmail fears after ‘sustained’ bid to break into MPs’ email accounts

Blackmail fears have been raised after a cyber attack on Parliament.

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Tally of high-rise buildings to fail cladding safety test rises to 34

Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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‘Shambolic’ Tories must include devolved governments in Brexit talks – SNP

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has blasted the “shambolic, rudderless” Conservative government as he pressed the Prime Minister to involve devolved administrations from different parts of the UK in Brexit negotiations.

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Alistair Carmichael urges cross-party effort to stay in single market

A Commons bid to keep Britain in the single market should be backed by “like minded” Tory and Labour MPs, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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May thanks military for ‘fantastic job’ on Armed Forces Day

Prime Minister Theresa May praised the “tremendous” work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades

Scotland has paid tribute to servicemen and women at events held to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

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Developing countries ‘to keep duty-free access to UK for imports post-Brexit’

Duty-free access to the UK for imports from nations across the developing world will be maintained after Brexit, the Government has said.

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Tim Farron slams Andrea Leadsom over call for ‘patriotic’ broadcasting

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

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Jeremy Corbyn throws down election gauntlet to Theresa May in Glastonbury speech

Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to call another general election during a speech to cheering supporters at Glastonbury Festival.

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Cross-party body would ‘draw poison’ from Brexit debate, Archbishop argues

The Archbishop of Canterbury has waded into the politically bitter Brexit debate by calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to set up a cross-party commission to advise her on withdrawal negotiations.

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Security tight as far-right protesters meet anti-fascist demonstrators

Far-right English Defence League demonstrators were met by anti-fascist groups amid a heavy police presence as they marched through central London.

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Teenage boy held over ‘attempted rape’ in park of girl, eight

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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Government helping council do what is necessary to make tower blocks safe: May

The Prime Minister has said the Government is making sure Camden Council can do “what is necessary” to ensure people evacuated from blocks of flats in north London have somewhere to stay, and work is done to make the buildings safe.

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Birmingham rally by far-right Britain First passes without major disorder

A rally by the far-right Britain First group has passed without any major disorder after a high-profile policing operation.

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Jo Cox’s children unveil memorial plaque to murdered MP on Commons ‘family day’

Murdered MP Jo Cox has been honoured by having a coat of arms unveiled in Parliament by her two children.

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Residents remaining in evacuated tower blocks ‘must leave’, says council

Residents remaining in four tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster will be told they “must leave”, Camden Council has said.

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Father who took daughter on term-time holiday found guilty of rules breach

A father who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was on Friday found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

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Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

A major evacuation is taking place at a London housing estate over fire safety fears after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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‘Little evidence of progress’ in efforts to restore Stormont powersharing

Crisis talks aimed at restoring powersharing at Stormont are unlikely to be resolved by next week’s deadline, the Alliance Party has warned.

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