General election 2024: Starmer requires nearer ties with EU as Abbott ‘stopped from standing for Labour’ | EUROtoday

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Rachel Reeves remembers how mom’s upbringing influenced Labour financial insurance policies as the overall election campaigns proceed for a sixth day

Sir Keir Starmer has known as for nearer ties with the European Union as Diane Abbott will reportedly be banned from standing as a Labour candidate on the upcoming normal election.

Speaking on the overall election marketing campaign path in Hertfordshire at the moment, the Labour chief stated: “I do think that we can get a better deal with the EU than the one we’ve got … So we’ve got to take that on – a closer relationship.” He cited commerce, defence and safety, and schooling as areas with “huge scope for closer work”.

It comes as Sir Keir stated Labour’s National Executive Committee will determine whether or not Ms Abbott, the longest-serving Black MP, will be capable of stand for the occasion within the 4 July normal election – because it emerged a celebration investigation into her completed 5 months in the past.

The PA information company understands Ms Abbott was given again the Labour whip on Tuesday after she was suspended final April over feedback she made on racism – however The Times is reporting that the occasion management has already determined to cease the 70-year-old from standing.


Exclusive: Labour pledge to spice up sick pay rights for low-paid employees

The intervention on sick pay will assist an estimated 1.5 million who should not coated by the principles and both must work by sickness or keep at house with out monetary assist.

Political editor David Maddox and political correspondent Archie Mitchell report:

Tara Cobham28 May 2024 23:13


Labour’s lead narrows to solely 12 factors over Tories, reveals new ballot

Labour is now main over the Tories by solely 12 factors, a brand new ballot has revealed.

The hole between the 2 important events surprisingly narrowed after a bumpy opening week to the overall election marketing campaign for the prime minister.

Sir Keir Starmer’s occasion has 40 per cent assist, whereas Rishi Sunak’s occasion has 28 per cent.

Labour’s lead has slipped from 15 factors in early May and 18 factors the earlier month, in response to the ballot by JL Partners, which was performed on Friday and Saturday.

Tara Cobham28 May 2024 23:10


Labour vows to ship groups into hospitals to arrange night and weekend clinics

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to inform hospitals from day one in every of a Labour authorities to arrange night and weekend clinics to chop NHS ready lists.

The Labour chief advised the Mirror that “crack teams” who’re already working out-of-hours programmes throughout the nation will assist arrange the clinics in the remainder of the well being service.

If it wins the General Election, Labour will initially deal with decreasing remedy backlogs, which at present stand at 7.54 million.

Tara Cobham28 May 2024 23:00


Opinion | Why are our occasion leaders refusing to speak about Europe?

Our relationship with the continent is the largest problem of our time, writes former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine.

Yet our political leaders are so afraid of the far proper’s grip on this nation that they refuse to do something about it.

What are the problems this nation ought to be discussing?

None of those points will be truthfully addressed in isolation from our relationship with Europe.”

Salma Ouaguira28 May 2024 22:00


National Service and Cilla Black memes: Do Labour or the Tories have a greater TikTok recreation?

Political promoting is banned on TikTok, although each events will probably be hoping content material reaches the precise audiences by the app’s advanced consumer algorithms.

Labour launched its account on the app three days earlier than the Conservatives – posting an 11-second video on Thursday night of chief Sir Keir Starmer declaring: “Change. That is what this election is about.”

Salma Ouaguira28 May 2024 21:30


Umbrellagate: Nigel Farage mocks Rishi Sunak in marketing campaign video

Salma Ouaguira28 May 2024 21:00


Is army service actually the reply that Sunak thinks it’s?

“I thought it might be a good thing [to do],” remembers Emmy Vilander.

When Vilander turned 18, like everybody her age in Sweden, she was despatched an official electronic mail by the federal government.

It requested her whether or not she’d contemplate conscription into the nation’s army beneath Sweden’s “total defence” service and requested her how match she was, if she had any well being points and what her motivation can be.

Not lengthy after that, she discovered herself in Sweden’s far north studying tips on how to strip down a rifle, shoot a gun and construct a shelter.

“You learn a lot about yourself – that you can do more than you think you can do,” she tells Denyer. “I thought it was going to be so hard – and it was – but it was also fun.”

Salma Ouaguira28 May 2024 20:30


Diane Abbott has been given again Labour whip, it’s understood

Diane Abbott has been given again the Labour whip, it’s understood.

The Press Association information company understands the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington was given again the Labour whip earlier on Tuesday – however sources advised The Times such a transfer can be made to permit her to go away politics “with dignity” reasonably than stand once more for the occasion.

Diane Abbott has been given the Labour whip back, it is understood
Diane Abbott has been given the Labour whip again, it’s understood (PA Archive)

Tara Cobham28 May 2024 20:30


Do you again Rishi Sunak’s plans for nationwide service?

In his first main coverage proposal for the reason that normal election was introduced the prime minister insisted his plans for obligatory nationwide service would assist unite society.

The actual plans stay imprecise, however the occasion stated younger individuals can be given a alternative between a full-time placement within the armed forces for 12 months or spending one weekend a month for a yr “volunteering,” of their group.

Labour frontbencher Liz Kendall accused the Conservatives of merely “asking young people to solve the problems in the NHS, the police and the armed services that the Tories themselves have created”.

Now we wish to know what you suppose. Do you again Mr Sunak’s plans for nationwide service?

Salma Ouaguira28 May 2024 20:00


BBC apologises to Nigel Farage after broadcaster slams his ‘inflammatory language’

Salma Ouaguira28 May 2024 19:30