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Aug 14, 2015

UK’s Labour needs change to win back Scotland, says leadership frontrunner Corbyn

EDINBURGH, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour
party must shift to the left to win back Scottish voters who
ditched the party at a May national election, said Jeremy
Corbyn, the lawmaker bidding to steer the party back to its
socialist roots.

Corbyn has emerged as the surprise favourite to become the
party’s next leader, winning the support of party activists and
trade unions with promises to renationalise parts of the economy
and print money to fund infrastructure investment.

Aug 14, 2015

Labour poised to gamble on socialism in leadership contest

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Friday begins voting for a new leader in a contest that polls indicate will be won by Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran fan of Karl Marx who has upstaged rivals by promising a radical shift back to the party’s socialist roots.

The victor will have to marshal supporters in a referendum on European Union membership and is likely to be the main challenger to Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in the 2020 election.

Aug 14, 2015

Britain’s Labour poised to gamble on socialism in leadership contest

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party
on Friday begins voting for a new leader in a contest that polls
indicate will be won by Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran fan of Karl
Marx who has upstaged rivals by promising a radical shift back
to the party’s socialist roots.

The victor will have to marshal supporters in a referendum
on European Union membership and is likely to be the main
challenger to Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in
the 2020 election.

Aug 13, 2015

Ex-PM Blair warns UK’s Labour faces “annihilation” if it veers left

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party faces “annihilation” if it makes left-wing lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn its next leader, former prime minister Tony Blair said on Thursday, warning party members they are “walking eyes shut, arms outstretched, over the cliff’s edge.”

Voting begins on Friday in a month-long four-way leadership contest triggered by Labour’s defeat in a national election in May. Opinion polls show Corbyn, who wants to steer the party back towards its socialist roots, has a large lead over his rivals. [ID:nL5N10M10T][ID:nL5N10N3GD]

Aug 13, 2015

Ex-PM Blair warns Labour faces ‘annihilation’ if it veers left

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party faces “annihilation” if it makes left-wing lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn its next leader, former prime minister Tony Blair said on Thursday, warning party members they are “walking eyes shut, arms outstretched, over the cliff’s edge.”

Voting begins on Friday in a month-long four-way leadership contest triggered by Labour’s defeat in a national election in May. Opinion polls show Corbyn, who wants to steer the party back towards its socialist roots, has a large lead over his rivals.

Aug 6, 2015

Underground rail strike brings transport chaos to London

LONDON (Reuters) – Millions of Londoners struggled to work on Thursday as a strike brought the Underground rail network to a standstill for the second time in a month, leading to traffic gridlock across the British capital.

Commuters turned to cars, boats, bicycles and heaving buses to cope with the 24-hour walkout by rail unions over plans for a new all-night service. No trains were running on the network, which usually handles some four million journeys a day.

Aug 6, 2015

Londoners struggle to work as underground rail staff strike

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Millions of Londoners struggled to
work on Thursday as a strike brought the Underground rail
network to a standstill for the second time in a month over
plans for a new all-night service.

Commuters turned to cars, boats, bicycles and heaving buses
to cope with the 24-hour walkout by rail unions. No trains were
running on the network, which usually handles some four million
journeys a day.

Aug 4, 2015

‘Bearded voter-repellent’ or cure for ‘virus’? Leftist shakes up Labour

LONDON (Reuters) – Reeling from their worst defeat in decades, senior figures in the Labour Party want to tack to the centre to win back voters, but party activists are rallying behind a leftist stalwart who says it is time to get radical.

Labour is so divided over the choice of a leader to replace failed prime ministerial candidate Ed Miliband that some are questioning whether the party that created Britain’s welfare state and health service can even hold together.

Aug 4, 2015

“Bearded voter-repellent” or cure for “virus”? Leftist shakes up UK’s Labour

LONDON (Reuters) – Reeling from their worst defeat in decades, senior figures in Britain’s opposition Labour Party want to tack to the centre to win back voters, but party activists are rallying behind a leftist stalwart who says it is time to get radical.

Labour is so divided over the choice of a leader to replace failed prime ministerial candidate Ed Miliband that some are questioning whether the party that created Britain’s welfare state and health service can even hold together.

Aug 2, 2015

Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England.

The French port of Calais has become a focal point for the huge influx of migrants entering Europe to escape poverty and violence in the Middle East and Africa.