Labour party general secretary stands down from position

Iain McNicol’s departure signals further consolidation of power by Jeremy Corbyn, with a Corbyn ally now likely for the role Iain McNicol, Labour’s longstanding general secretary, has stepped down, in the latest sign that Jeremy Corbyn is consolidating his grip on party machinery. McNicol had become a controversial figure for …

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UK hopes for Brexit trade deal an illusion, says Donald Tusk

EU leaders left incredulous by reports emerging about Theresa May’s strategy following Chequers meeting Theresa May’s reported agreement with her cabinet on a future trading relationship with the EU has been criticised as based on “pure illusion” by the European council president, Donald Tusk, as frustration with the UK erupted …

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UN security council continues to wrangle over Syria resolution

Negotiations follow appeal by Macron and Merkel urging Putin to stop blocking ceasefire The UN security council has been locked in last-minute wrangling over the details of a proposed 30-day ceasefire across Syria to allow for emergency humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuations. The backroom negotiations on Friday followed an appeal …

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