Fearless terrier climbs sheer mountain rockface with owner

26 Sep

The terrier regularly goes climbing with his owner without safety ropes, but but Jamie, 31, said this climb was one of the most technically challenging they had ever done. Jamie and Snoop, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, have together conquered more than 70 Munros, which are a Scottish mountains over 3,000ft.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is not a nasty party

26 Sep

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected accusations that Labour has become a “nasty party”, insisting that the use of antisemitic language is “completely at odds with the beliefs of this party”. The Labour leader spoke out amid complaints of antisemitic language at a meeting on the fringe of the party’s Brighton conference, and reports that the BBC […]

Labour ‘must show it is not racist’, warns watchdog

26 Sep

Labour must ‘do more’ to show it is not ‘racist’, a watchdog warned today after an outbreak of intimidation and anti-Semitism at the party’s annual conference. The Equality and Human Rights Commission demanded ‘swift action’ from Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership to expel those who make unacceptable comments.  The intervention came as the Labour Party conference floor […]

Northern Ireland ‘should REMAIN in EU after Brexit’ says Labour’s Owen Smith

26 Sep

Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly declared the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the EU together – with no exceptions.  But now Mr Smith, who failed in a bid to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader last year, has claimed Northern Ireland could remain in the EU and single market […]

EU’s Tusk: ‘No more having cake and eating it’

26 Sep

Speaking outside Downing Street following talks with Theresa May, the European Council President also said there is not yet sufficient progress to move the exit negotiations on to the next stage, the future trading relationship. Mr Tusk welcomed what he said was a new “constructive” and “realistic” tone from London, saying this made him feel […]

Labour ‘war-gaming for run on pound’ if elected

26 Sep

Media captionJohn McDonnell: We have to scenario-plan so people know we’re ready The Labour Party is making detailed plans for government, including “war-game-type scenario-planning” for events such as “a run on the pound”. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the party was preparing “detailed implementation manuals” and drafting legislation so it could “hit the deck running” […]

Tony Booth, Cherie Blair’s father and Till Death Us Do Part actor, dies at 85

26 Sep

The gripes did not stop there, with Mr Booth accusing the Government of “ruthlessly” squashing the pay demands of striking firefighters and being “prepared to throw away billions” on the Iraq war rather than spending the money on pensioners. Chancellor Gordon Brown, meanwhile, was “the scrooge of Downing Street”. If the Prime Minister bristled at […]

Tony Booth, Cherie Blair’s father and Till Death Us Do Part actor, dies at 85

26 Sep

The gripes did not stop there, with Mr Booth accusing the Government of “ruthlessly” squashing the pay demands of striking firefighters and being “prepared to throw away billions” on the Iraq war rather than spending the money on pensioners. Chancellor Gordon Brown, meanwhile, was “the scrooge of Downing Street”. If the Prime Minister bristled at […]

Chakrabarti ‘would not condemn’ people who break strike laws

26 Sep

Shami Chakrabarti has criticised the government’s trade union legislation requiring a 50% turnout in strike ballots and said she would not condemn people for choosing to defy it. Labour’s shadow attorney general said she would not encourage individuals to act illegally but made clear that she believed the existence of “unjust laws” posed an ethical […]

Labour ‘must show it is not racist’, warns watchdog

26 Sep

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) was facing a row about the intimidation of the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg Labour must ‘do more’ to show it is not ‘racist’, a watchdog warned today after an outbreak of intimidation and anti-Semitism at the party’s annual conference. The Equality and Human Rights Commission demanded ‘swift action’ from Jeremy Corbyn’s […]