Labour promises to tackle ‘retail apocalypse’

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced proposals to help Britain’s “struggling” high streets. He said he wanted to give councils powers to reopen shops in premises left vacant for more than a year. Mr Corbyn also said empty shops should be given to start-up business and …

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Ken Clarke: I wouldn’t rule out becoming prime minister

Image copyright uk parliament Conservative MP Ken Clarke has said he would not reject an offer to become caretaker prime minister if it was “the only way” to stop a no-deal Brexit. Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has suggested the ex-chancellor or former Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman could head …

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Jeremy Corbyn ‘open to’ law forcing Brexit delay

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn is “open to” using legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit if his plan to overthrow the government in a vote of no confidence fails, the BBC has learned. The Labour leader is understood to have had a discussion with the SNP on Friday over …

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Strength of British military falls for ninth year

Image copyright Getty Images The size of Britain’s armed forces has fallen for the ninth consecutive year, new Ministry of Defence figures show. The Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy have all seen a decline in the number of fully-trained personnel – with the Army experiencing the biggest fall. …

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