Tom Watson – for whom Murphy worked -– quit as the party's general election co-ordinator at the height of the dispute. He told the Guardian: "I had no doubt on day one that Karie and Stevie were innocent of the allegations that were made against them in the media by unnamed party sources. It has not been a great episode for anyone." … [Read more...] about Karie Murphy withdraws as Labour candidate for Falkirk after union row
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Also out of the spotlight will be Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. He was left off the president's dozen-strong legal team, having spent months arguing the president's case on television. But he will certainly be part of the record, whether or not former national security advisor John Bolton is allowed to testify. Bolton disparaged the 'drug deal' Giuliani was running in Ukraine, according to witness testimony. … [Read more...] about John Roberts reprimands BOTH sides in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for calling each other traitors and liars after Senate blows past midnight as Democrats lose caustic battle to get witnesses and evidence
Among the people who signed a recent letter to the Guardian publicising Left Unity's first manoeuvres was the broadcaster, poet, children's writer and education campaigner Michael Rosen, a veteran of the non-Labour left. "I got involved because those of us in this position have waited 50 years or more for Labour to rediscover some of the spirit of 1945, and it's never happened," he says. "And for those of us who have moved around various groups on the left … well, I think the time's up for that as well in many respects – they seem to keep playing the same gramophone record. So this seemed like an interesting initiative, with people trying to say: 'Well, there must be unity, and there must be some basic principles.' It's all to be thrashed out. It's early days. But there are possibilities there." … [Read more...] about Is it time for a leftwing version of Ukip?
He added: “If you want to transform the scale and scope of the state then you need to be clear that the tax increases required to do that will need to be widely shared rather than pretending that everything can be paid for by companies and the rich.” … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn urges public to vote for ‘manifesto of hope’
The memorabilia would have needed Harry and Meghan's approval. The items, along with souvenirs marking Eugenie's wedding and the birth of Prince William's son Louis, helped towards a record £21.7million in retail income for the Royal Collection Trust that year. … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attempt to trademark their Sussex Royal brand is blocked after legal complaint from Australian doctor