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Tributes as Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Image copyright Reuters Tributes have been pouring in for veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn who has died, aged 84, after a long illness. Mr Flynn represented Newport West since 1987 when he was first elected. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described him as an independent thinker who was a credit to …

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Several Labour MPs about to resign, say party sources

Image copyright Getty Images A small group of Labour MPs look set to announce their resignations from the party, senior party sources have said. Several backbenchers, who disagree with the Labour leadership over its handling of Brexit and the anti-Semitism row, are expected to break away. But Labour MP Stephen …

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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories …

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Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Paul Flynn was first elected to represent Newport West in 1987 The veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn has died at the age of 84, his local party has announced. Mr Flynn, who was first elected to represent Newport West in 1987, had been ill …

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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

Image copyright PA Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside “personal preferences” and support a Brexit deal in the Commons. In a letter to all 317 Tory members of Parliament, the prime minister said “history will judge us all” over the handling of Brexit. It comes after the …

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Labour MP Paula Sherriff criticises CPS over non-prosecution

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Paula Sherriff says she faces far-right abuse on a regular basis A decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to bring a prosecution after swastikas were left outside Paula Sherriff’s office has been branded “disgraceful” by the Labour MP. The Dewsbury MP said foil …

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Chancellor Philip Hammond’s visit to China not going ahead

Image copyright AFP A visit to China by Chancellor Phillip Hammond has been called off amid reports a speech by the UK’s defence secretary angered Beijing. There were plans for trade talks between Mr Hammond and senior Chinese government figures during the brief visit next week. But a Treasury spokesperson …

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