French farmers hope Marine Le Pen will free them from EU ‘straitjacket’

25 Feb

Talk like this alarms farmers’ leaders. Luc Smessaert, deputy head of France’s largest farmers’ union, the FNSEA, said: “Exiting the EU would be a catastrophe. It’s true that 2016 was a black year, the worst we’ve suffered since the war. Cereals, livestock, dairy and fruit were all affected, with bad weather and poor harvests adding […]

French farmers hope Marine Le Pen will free them from EU ‘straitjacket’

25 Feb

Talk like this alarms farmers’ leaders. Luc Smessaert, deputy head of France’s largest farmers’ union, the FNSEA, said: “Exiting the EU would be a catastrophe. It’s true that 2016 was a black year, the worst we’ve suffered since the war. Cereals, livestock, dairy and fruit were all affected, with bad weather and poor harvests adding […]

Sadiq Khan tones down attack on Scottish nationalism

25 Feb

Sadiq Khan has qualified his attacks on Scottish nationalism after provoking a torrent of criticism for claiming it was equivalent to racism and bigotry. The London mayor amended a controversial speech to Scottish Labour’s spring conference asserting there “was no difference” between those who wanted to divide Scottish and English people and the divisions sought […]

‘There’s a MELTDOWN in Labour’ Corbyn loses trade union support after Copeland defeat

25 Feb

“He’s at the heart of the Westminster power politics that has led to this disconnect between ordinary voters and the Labour Party, Copeland couldn’t have been a clearer example of this.” Len McCluskey was the General Secretary of Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, until his resignation in December 2016.  The trade unionist sparked an election […]

Labour leadership: Watson says not the time for a contest

25 Feb

Media captionTom Watson: “We have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” for a leadership contest, but the party must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the […]

Revealed: 20 of the toughest interview questions you could face 

25 Feb

Candidates have revealed the most difficult interview questions they have ever faced, including ‘What am I thinking right now?’ and ‘How would your enemy describe you?’ Preparation is vital ahead an interview, but no amount of planning would likely help you answer some of these bamboozling questions.

Tom Watson stands by Jeremy Corbyn despite Copeland defeat

25 Feb

It is not the time to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader despite the “hugely disappointing” defeat for the party in the Copeland byelection, Tom Watson has said. The party must take “a long, hard look” at what is not working following Thursday’s electoral blow, the deputy leader told Scottish Labour’s conference in Perth on […]

‘There’s a MELTDOWN in Labour’ Corbyn loses trade union support after Copeland defeat

25 Feb

“He’s at the heart of the Westminster power politics that has led to this disconnect between ordinary voters and the Labour Party, Copeland couldn’t have been a clearer example of this.” Len McCluskey was the General Secretary of Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, until his resignation in December 2016.  The trade unionist sparked an election […]

Copeland defeat fallout: Labour leadership must take ‘long hard’ look at itself, Tom Watson says 

25 Feb

Addressing delegates on Saturday, Mr Watson praised the party’s victory in the Stoke-on-Trent Central but said lessons had to be learned from the Copeland loss. “I want to be clear about this week’s by-elections. I’m not going to sugar coat the results. You deserve better than that,” Mr Watson said. “I’m glad we won in […]

David Miliband: Labour’s move to the left is a mistake

25 Feb

David Miliband has said the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is further from power than at any time in the last 50 years and has refused to rule out a return to British politics. As Corbyn made clear he did not believe his leadership contributed to Labour’s byelection defeat in Copeland, Miliband said he […]