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Keir Starmer

Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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Keir Starmer: Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and former lawyer who has served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. Ideologically, Starmer identifies as a socialist and has been described as being on the soft left within the Labour Party.

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Elections 2021: Hartlepool elects Tory MP for first time in a generation [Video]

Elections 2021: Hartlepool elects Tory MP for first time in a generation

Hopes of a Labour revival under Sir Keir Starmer have suffered a blow after the Conservative Party comfortably won the Hartlepool by-election.The Leave-supporting North East constituency went blue for..

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Hartlepool elects Tory MP for first time in a generation [Video]

Hartlepool elects Tory MP for first time in a generation

Hopes of a Labour revival under Sir Keir Starmer have suffered a blow after the Conservative Party comfortably won the Hartlepool by-election.The Leave-supporting North East constituency went blue for..

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Sir Keir Starmer casts vote in 'Super Thursday' local elections [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer casts vote in 'Super Thursday' local elections

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria arrive at their local polling station in north London to cast their votes in the 'Super Thursday' local elections.Ballots are being cast across..

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Keir Starmer casts election votes [Video]

Keir Starmer casts election votes

Labour leader Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria Alexander have cast their votes in the local elections at a north London polling station. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at..

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Party leaders have final campaign day before elections [Video]

Party leaders have final campaign day before elections

Party leaders embark on their final day of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s elections across England, Scotland and Wales. Many issues are at stake for the elections across the UK. In..

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Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner campaign in Birmingham [Video]

Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner campaign in Birmingham

Labour leader Keir Starmer and Deputy Leader Angela Rayner meet local party members as they campaign on the last day before local elections. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer to take responsibility no matter election outcome [Video]

Starmer to take responsibility no matter election outcome

Labour leader Keir Starmer says he would "take full responsibility" whatever the results of the local elections on 6 May. He adds the party is "fighting for every vote", is in "good spirits" about..

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Starmer concedes Labour have a way to go in polls [Video]

Starmer concedes Labour have a way to go in polls

On a visit to a foodbank in Pontefract, Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer says his party is fighting for every vote going into the May 6 elections and promises to take responsibility for the results.It..

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Starmer 'fighting for every vote' in Hartlepool by-election [Video]

Starmer 'fighting for every vote' in Hartlepool by-election

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, on a campaign visit to tech firm Qioptiq in St Asaph, North Wales, was asked why the Tory “sleaze” row was not making an impact on his party’s popularity.

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Starmer: government must be 'led by science' [Video]

Starmer: government must be 'led by science'

Labour leader Keir Starmer has said that any announcement the government makes on holidays must be "led by science". In the coming days, the government is expected to advise the public on which..

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Starmer says to be PM is 'greatest honour' [Video]

Starmer says to be PM is 'greatest honour'

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said he disagrees that it is "priced in" that the Prime Minister might not be declaring all details of his finances. He said that serving as Prime Minister of the UK is..

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Sir Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of 'not being straight' over flat renovations [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of 'not being straight' over flat renovations

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer speaks to LBC and accuses the Prime Minister of not "being straight" over flat renovations.It comes as a Survation poll carried out between April 23 and 29 for ITV's Good..

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Starmer and Khan volunteer at Waitrose [Video]

Starmer and Khan volunteer at Waitrose

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and London Mayor Sadiq Khan campaigned at a London Waitrose on Monday where they pitched in and helped staff. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer: 'Very good' Senior Tories are holding PM to account [Video]

Starmer: 'Very good' Senior Tories are holding PM to account

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said is 'it's very good to see senior conservatives recognizing the seriousness of the situation' regarding Boris Johnson's finances. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on..

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Stamer: protests don't require 'criminal behaviour' [Video]

Stamer: protests don't require 'criminal behaviour'

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has said that the 'strength of feeling' amongst fans is clear but that they shouldn't resort to 'criminal behaviour.' Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer visits Liberty Steel ahead of Hartlepool by-election [Video]

Starmer visits Liberty Steel ahead of Hartlepool by-election

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, and deputy leader Angela Rayner, visited Liberty Steel in Hartlepool on Saturday ahead of a by-election in the UK parliamentary constituency on Thursday 6th May. Report..

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Starmer jokes about wearing boxing gloves at next PMQs [Video]

Starmer jokes about wearing boxing gloves at next PMQs

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has joked about wearing boxing gloves at the next PMQs during a visit to a boxing club in Hull as part of a campaign visit. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer on PM's phone number: 'It's a serious situation' [Video]

Starmer on PM's phone number: 'It's a serious situation'

Boris Johnson has been accused of causing a security risk after it emerged, according to reports, that his personal mobile number had been available online for the last 15 years. Speaking on the..

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Starmer takes aim at the PM over 'security risk' posed by availability of his phone number [Video]

Starmer takes aim at the PM over 'security risk' posed by availability of his phone number

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the wide availability of Boris Johnson's mobile number carries “a security risk”.The Labour leader made the remarks during a visit to the Vulcan Boxing Club in..

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Sir Keir Starmer continues to criticise PM’s flat renovations [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer continues to criticise PM’s flat renovations

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called into question the Prime Minister's priorities as further details of Boris Johnson's Downing Street flat renovations are revealed.

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Starmer urges PM to say who initially paid for No 10 refurb [Video]

Starmer urges PM to say who initially paid for No 10 refurb

Speaking on a local election campaign visit to Manchester Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer says the prime minister can end all the talk about his Downing Street flat refurbishment by answering “a..

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Starmer accuses Johnson of ‘major sleaze’ at PMQs [Video]

Starmer accuses Johnson of ‘major sleaze’ at PMQs

Sir Keir Starmer accused Boris Johnson of "major sleaze" in the Government during angry exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions. The Labour leader used his questions to probe the prime minister about..

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Starmer accuses Johnson of representing ‘major sleaze’ during PMQs row [Video]

Starmer accuses Johnson of representing ‘major sleaze’ during PMQs row

Sir Keir Starmer listed the principles meant to govern those in public office, telling the Commons: “Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.“Instead,..

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PM insists he never made anti-lockdown comments [Video]

PM insists he never made anti-lockdown comments

During an angry exchange with Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions Boris Johnson categorically denied saying he would rather see "bodies pile high" than implement another..

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PM tells Commons he did not make "bodies pile high" comment [Video]

PM tells Commons he did not make "bodies pile high" comment

Boris Johnson said “no” he did not say that he would rather see “bodies pile high” than implement another lockdown in October and avoid answering Sir Keir Starmer on who paid the initial bill..

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Early election results paint dim picture for Starmer's Labour Party

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Starmer under 'huge pressure' if Hartlepool turns Tory

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Hartlepool has been Labour for nearly six decades.
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Five councils to watch: The results that could give us the best measure of how the parties are doing

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The local elections on "super Thursday" represented a big test for the main parties - with Boris Johnson hoping the Conservatives get a COVID vaccine bounce, and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer aiming..
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Sir Keir Starmer insists he 'carries the can' for Labour election results tomorrow

sir keir starmer insists he 'carries the can' for labour election results tomorrow
Sir Keir Starmer has promised to take responsibility if Labour does badly in Thursday's elections.
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Starmer makes last-ditch appeal to voters ahead of Thursday's elections

starmer makes last-ditch appeal to voters ahead of thursday's elections
Sir Keir Starmer is making a last-ditch appeal to voters ahead of "Super Thursday" with opinion polls and Labour's own canvassing suggesting the party is heading for a series of defeats.
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Starmer admits Labour have 'mountain to climb' as polls show party trailing in key races

starmer admits labour have 'mountain to climb' as polls show party trailing in key races
Sir Keir Starmer has admitted Labour still have "a mountain to climb" to win back voters ahead of this week's local elections - as some polls showed his party behind the Conservatives in key races.
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Starmer kicked out of pub and Johnson appears to forget name of Tory incumbent

starmer kicked out of pub and johnson appears to forget name of tory incumbent
An angry landlord told Sir Keir Starmer to leave his pub, while Boris Johnson appeared unable to name the current Conservative West of England metro mayor on a difficult day of campaigning for the two..
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Unite leadership race under way as union announces election to decide Len McCluskey's successor

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The starting gun has been fired in the battle to lead Labour's biggest trade union backer - in a vitally important contest for Sir Keir Starmer.
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Labour leader sorry over 'hurt' caused by visit to church where pastor opposed gay rights

labour leader sorry over 'hurt' caused by visit to church where pastor opposed gay rights
Sir Keir Starmer has apologised for the "hurt" caused by his visit to a church which has been widely criticised for its attitudes towards homosexuality.
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Johnson and Starmer speak of 'hope' after 'dark days' of pandemic in Easter messages

johnson and starmer speak of 'hope' after 'dark days' of pandemic in easter messages
Boris Johnson has said Britain can look forward to "brighter days ahead" while Sir Keir Starmer has said "it's a time for hope and renewal" as the country celebrates Easter.
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Labour leader Starmer criticised by his own party for visit to church with homophobic links

labour leader starmer criticised by his own party for visit to church with homophobic links
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been criticised by members of his own party for visiting a church that has homophobic links.
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Labour frontbencher apologises to Sir Keir Starmer after describing business as 'the enemy'

labour frontbencher apologises to sir keir starmer after describing business as 'the enemy'
Sir Keir Starmer has revealed one of his top team has apologised after describing business as "the enemy".
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Starmer admits Labour facing 'very significant' vaccine bounce for Tories

starmer admits labour facing 'very significant' vaccine bounce for tories
Sir Keir Starmer has admitted his Labour Party are up against a "very significant" vaccine bounce for the government in the run-up to local elections.
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Women's safety and civil liberties spark anger over new Police and Crime Bill

women's safety and civil liberties spark anger over new police and crime bill
Labour and the Conservatives are heading for a fierce showdown on crime after Sir Keir Starmer ordered his MPs to vote against a flagship piece of government legislation.
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Starmer plays down prospect of big gains in 'tough' local and mayoral elections

starmer plays down prospect of big gains in 'tough' local and mayoral elections
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has played down the prospect of the party making significant gains in May's local and mayoral elections, saying the polls are going to be "tough".
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Vote Labour to 'support our nurses,' says Starmer in campaign launch

vote labour to 'support our nurses,' says starmer in campaign launch
Sir Keir Starmer is attempting to exploit the row over the 1% NHS pay offer in elections on "super Thursday", by claiming "a vote for Labour is a vote to support our nurses".
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Labour calls for all schools in England to reopen on 8 March and for a 'debt charter'

labour calls for all schools in england to reopen on 8 march and for a 'debt charter'
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he would like to see all children back at school from next month, but admits that things will need to move forward "carefully".
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'We can't return to business as usual': Starmer sets out post-COVID vision

'we can't return to business as usual': starmer sets out post-covid vision
Sir Keir Starmer has set out his vision for a post-coronavirus Britain, declaring: "We can't return to business as usual."
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Next month's budget is a 'fork in the road' for the UK, Sir Keir Starmer warns

next month's budget is a 'fork in the road' for the uk, sir keir starmer warns
Next month's budget is a "fork in the road" for the UK and should be treated as an almost post-war moment to forge a "new partnership" between business and government, according to Labour leader Sir..
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'Angry altercation' claims between Johnson and Starmer played down by allies

'angry altercation' claims between johnson and starmer played down by allies
Claims that Sir Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson had an "angry altercation" over COVID-19 vaccines in private after Prime Minister's Questions have been played down by allies of both party leaders.
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Starmer self-isolating for third time after contact tests positive

Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Starmer challenges PM to ensure UK is first country to vaccinate its population

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will challenge the government to ensure the UK is the first country to vaccinate its population against coronavirus.
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National lockdown must be imposed within 24 hours, says Labour leader

The government must impose a national lockdown within 24 hours, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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UK's Labour says will hold government to promise of EU deal by year-end

Britain's opposition Labour Party will hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government to its promise of securing a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year, the spokesman for its..
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British opposition leader Starmer takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was photographed taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday.
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UK opposition leader calls for inquiry into PM's adviser over lockdown drive

Britain's most senior civil servant should launch an urgent inquiry into the actions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings over a journey made during lockdown, the..
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UK Labour leader Starmer says PM's statement raises questions

British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said on Sunday Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement on easing a lockdown to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus raised more questions than it..
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Labour opposition will support any lockdown extension, says UK's Starmer

Britain's opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said on Monday he would support any extension of social distancing measures, calling for a "national consensus" on the next phase of the country's..
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UK's Labour party leader Keir Starmer says Kashmir bilateral issue between India and Pakistan

United Kingdom's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has pitched a strong relationship with India.
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UK Labour's Starmer to question PM in coronavirus strategy call

British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer will question Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his strategy to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, including on testing and support for social care, in a..
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UK death toll 27,241, opposition Labour leader Starmer says

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll is probably higher than 27,241 making it one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said on Wednesday as he..
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UK PM Johnson to meet Labour leader, parties to build coronavirus consensus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with meet the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, this week and other party leaders next week, his spokesman said on Monday, part of efforts to..
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First fix mistakes, but government must be held accountable on coronavirus: UK Labour

British ministers must be held accountable for the mistakes they have made in fighting the coronavirus outbreak, but the priority must be for them to fix pressing concerns now, a spokesman for Labour..
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UK was too slow to act on COVID-19 initially, opposition Labour leader says

Britain was initially too slow to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak and did not learn quickly enough from other countries, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said on Wednesday.
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UK must set out plan to exit coronavirus lockdown, Labour Party says

The British government must publish its exit strategy from the stringent lockdown that was imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said on..
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Britain's Labour turns page on socialism with Starmer as new leader

Keir Starmer was elected as the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Saturday, pledging to bring an end to years of bitter infighting and to work with the government to contain the..
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Hoping to defuse rows, Britain's Labour elects new leader

Britain's Labour Party will elect a new leader on Saturday, with Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer the frontrunner to take over a deeply divided party that, under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn,..
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Starmer launches UK Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

Keir Starmer, the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain's main opposition Labour Party, has pledged to end feuding within its ranks and take the fight to Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he wins the..
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UK election result 'blew away' argument for second Brexit vote: Labour's Starmer

Britain's December election "blew away" the argument for a second Brexit referendum and the country must move on from its divide over whether or not to leave the European Union, the frontrunner to lead..
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Starmer launches bid for leadership of UK's Labour Party

Keir Starmer, a former senior public prosecutor, launched his bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday with a defense of his efforts to stand up for..
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UK Labour Party Brexit spokesman Starmer ahead in leadership race-poll

Keir Starmer, Brexit spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party, has emerged as the early front runner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader, according to a poll of members.
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Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' running for UK Labour leadership: Guardian

British Labour Party's Keir Starmer is "seriously considering" running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the party's leader, the Guardian reported http://bit.ly/2M8B1cS on Tuesday.
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We don't trust PM Johnson on October 15 election date: UK opposition Brexit spokesman

Britain's main opposition Labour Party does not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal to hold an election on Oct. 15, before the country is due to leave the European Union, its Brexit spokesman..
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UK lawmakers against no-deal Brexit to bring forward legislation

British lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit will attempt to pass a law this week to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson allowing Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31, the opposition..
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UK's Labour will focus on preventing no-deal Brexit: Starmer

Britain's opposition Labour Party will focus on bringing forward legislation this week to stop the country leaving the European Union without a deal, the party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on..
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