abour would give parents of toddlers 30 hours free childcare a week regardless of whether they have a job or how much they earn, Jeremy Corbyn will announce tomorrow. The Labour leader will use his keynote conference speech to pledge that two, three and four year olds will be eligible for the free care - no matter what the family income. The £4.8billion a year cost for the measure would be paid for by a series of tax raising measures, including hiking corporation tax to 26 per cent and increasing income tax on those earning more than £80,000 a year. Currently, all three and four years are entitled to 15 hours a week free, rising to 30 hours if both parents are employed, while two-year-olds only get 15 free hours if their parents are on benefits or their combined wage is below £16,190 a year. Labour claims its plan would benefit over half a million additional 3 and 4 year olds on top of the 390,000 who qualify currently. Corbyn will also announce a plan to subsidise … [Read more...] about Free childcare for all two to four-year-olds under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn pledges
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An ally of Jeremy Corbyn who claimed Jewish "Trump fanatics" were behind anti-Semitism allegations has been re-elected to his place on Labour's ruling body. Peter Willsman was among a raft of supporters of Mr Corbyn to be voted on to Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) on Monday, following a ballot of party members.The group had been dubbed the "JC 9" and their election will tighten Mr Corbyn and his allies' hold on Labour's internal structures.At an NEC meeting in July, Mr Willsman was recorded on tape complaining that Jewish people were making up claims of anti-Semitism "without any evidence at all"."They can falsify social media very easily," he was heard saying.Left-wing pressure group Momentum, key supporters of Mr Corbyn, dropped support for Mr Willsman's re-election to the NEC last month, calling the comments "deeply insensitive and inappropriate".Mr Willsman later apologised and acknowledged the "offensive nature of my comments", referring himself to equalities … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn ally Peter Willsman re-elected to Labour’s ruling body after anti-Semitism rant
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for more powers for be handed to local and regional transport bodies in the North as he pledged to improve services for northern commuters during a rail tour of the region. Speaking aboard a train from Leeds to Hull, which was running 16 minutes late by the time it left the station, he said public transport in the North was worse than the “fully-regulated transport system of buses, underground or overground” in London.And he said he was “disappointed” with comments by Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year which appeared to reject the idea of strategic body Transport for the North getting similar revenue-raising and borrowing powers to Transport for London.Henri Murison: Give the North full powers to get transport on trackDescribing a meeting with Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham earlier that day, he said his former Labour party leadership rival did not yet have the powers for a regulated bus system similar … [Read more...] about Hand more transport powers to northern leaders, says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on (delayed) rail tour of the North
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen August 31, 2018 If public opinion polling is to be believed, the United Kingdom’s Labour Party stands a good chance of being asked to lead the next British government. If that happens, will British voters have chosen an anti-Semite to lead their country? At one time, such a question would have been unimaginable. But ever since Jeremy Corbyn, a long-time socialist and back-bencher member of Parliament, shocked the political world in 2015 by winning a Labour party leadership election, the evidence of his anti-Semitism — and that of the party he leads — has become a stench too powerful to ignore. Advertisement Over the years, Corbyn has publicly supported an Islamic preacher who said Jews use the blood of non-Jews for their religious practices. He maintained a decade-long relationship with an anti-Israeli group led by, and inundated … [Read more...] about Will anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn be the next British PM?
Labour MP Frank Field resigns from the party saying Jeremy Corbyn’s party is now a “force for antisemitism” The rebel MP said he will now serve as an independent as he does not want to be seen as part of a “racist” party. Friends of Field have told Business Insider that he has urged colleagues to take similar action. His departure comes as around a dozen Labour MPs consider splitting from the party. LONDON – Labour MP Frank Field has resigned the Labour whip, in a major blow to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, saying that the party is now seen as “racist” and a “force for antisemitism” in British politics. Field, who sent a letter explaining his decision to Labour Chief Whip Nick Brown, said he was resigning the whip as there was now a “culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation,” in the party. The Labour MP said there was now a “thuggish” and “bullying” element within the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in fresh antisemitism crisis as Labour MP Frank Field quits