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End academisation, says Angela Rayner

In a speech delivered to the Labour party conference, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner MP outlined plans to scrap academisation and bring existing academies back under the jurisdiction of local authorities.

Chancellor Philip Hammond announces early Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an early Budget, designed to give MPs more time to debate it in Parliament before their recess on the 6th of November. The earlier date will also prevent the announcement clashing with climactic Brexit negotiations.

Jeremy Corbyn to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to meet the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier this week for talks about the UK’s negotiations over Brexit. Corbyn, who will be accompanied by the Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, has said that a “no-deal” arrangement would be a “national disaster” for the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn delivers speech to conclude party conference

Jeremy Corbyn closed the Labour party conference today by delivering a speech outlining several new policies and stating the Labour party's position on the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Corbyn announces commitment to automation

In his concluding speech to the 2018 Labour Party conference, Jeremy Corbyn revealed the party’s ambition to utilitse emerging technologies and automation as a means of improving society and empowering people.

Russia to send Syria S-300 missile system

Russia has said publicly that it intends to install the potent and sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system in Syrian territory following the the shooting down of a Russian reconnaissance plane last Monday. The Russian defence ministry has said that the move will “significantly increase the Syrian army’s capability.”

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer hints at Brexit delay

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has accused the prime minister of “failing” in her goal to negotiate a deal on the UK’s departure from the EU.

DASA launch new competition to find solutions for the disposal of chemical weapons

DASA, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense, have launched a new competition to try and find innovative solutions for the disposal of chemical weapons on the battlefield.

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