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Time for a non-profit rival to Facebook?

Edinburgh - In a period marred by data breaches and where it is difficult to differentiate on social media between real news and fake news, is it time for a non-profit service to rival Facebook? The idea has been proposed by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Many Corbyn supporters will be denied a vote in leadership race

The Labour party in the United Kingdom witnessed an interesting development in their ongoing leadership race on Friday as an appeal was ruled on, in favour of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC).

Op-Ed: UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt gambles his future on the NHS

When Jeremy Hunt, British Health Secretary and member of the Tory Party, took to parliament on 11 February to announce the imposition of a contract on junior doctors, he cited high-level support he did not have and risked his future in politics.

Britain's Labour Party more unpopular than ever

Britain's Labour Party is now more unpopular than it has ever been. The U.K.'s main opposition party has fallen to its lowest level of support since regular polling began.

Op-Ed: Debating science and medicine in run up to U.K. poll

London Colney - On May 7, the U.K. faces a general election. As the parties attempt to garner votes, wave hands and kiss babies, science and medical issues feature barely in policy manifestos. This is misguided and will damage the economy in the long-term.

Tony Benn, Labour politician, has died

Veteran British Labour Party politican Tony Benn has died at his home, aged 88. He passed away with his family at his bedside.

Michael Gove denies political agenda after removing Labour peer

London - Michael Gove, UK Education Secretary, has denied removing Ofsted boss Baroness Morgan from her post just because "she was Labour."

Labour Party plan on energy bills wipes £2 billion off shares

Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour Party Conference this week included a promise to freeze energy bills for 20 months if Labour win the next election. It had surprising results, as nearly £2 billion was wiped off the share value of UK energy companies.

UK's first Muslim MP appointed Governor of Punjab in Pakistan

Glasgow - Mohammad Sarwar, a former Labour Member of Parliament in the UK’s House of Commons is to be appointed Governor of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest state.

Voters in Manchester still unsure of Labour Party policies Special

Manchester - A radio discussion in Manchester today showed that people are still unsure of what alternative policies the Labour Party has to offer.

Labour Party fringe meetings kick start conference in Manchester Special

Manchester - The UK Labour Party started its annual five-day conference on Sunday, under the theme 'rebuilding Britain', in the Northwest city of Manchester.

Surprise British by-election win by Galloway

Bradford - George Galloway, leader of the Respect Party, has won a surprise by-election victory In Bradford, England. The Labour Party, which had held the seat for almost 30 years, finished second.

Kevin Rudd resigns as Australian Foreign Minister

Kevin Rudd has quit his position as Foreign Minister and is now likely to challenge Julia Gillard as Prime Minister of Australia.

Veteran campaigner slams new body that opposes same-sex marriage

One of the UK’s best-known equality campaigners is hitting out at a right-wing group that campaigns for what it calls traditional marriage.

Op-Ed: Campaign groups in last bid to stop UK Welfare Reform Bill

Following Saturday's protests, which successfully brought London to a standstill, focus returns to the House of Commons to stop the Condem government's controversial Welfare Reform Bill

Op-Ed: Leveson Inquiry - former spin doctor Alastair Campbell testifies

London - Today, Alastair Campbell testified to the Leveson Inquiry. From his demeanour, no unknowing person would have credited him with being one of the people responsible for Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq.

Cameron releases Egypt statement as violent clashes continue

London - Speaking at a subdued Prime Ministers Questions this lunchtime, Prime Minister David Cameron spoke of the events taking place in Egypt and how we should stand by those who simply want freedom.

Op-Ed: European Socialists have a serious credibility problem

Disturbing signs are emerging that the French, British and other European socialist parties are not convincing the people of their countries that they are still a plausible alternative to the right. If they don’t wake up soon they may become irrelevant.

Brothers battle each other to lead Britain’s Labour Party

Two brothers who served in the British government are battling to replace Gordon Brown as the leader of the country’s defeated Labour Party.

Former Foreign Secretary to run for Labour leadership in UK

The race has begun to replace Gordon Brown as leader of Britain’s Labour Party after his resignation as both leader and Prime Minister earlier this week.

Who will rule Britain? It’s crunch time

It’s crunch time in the battle to decide who rules Britain, after last week’s general election led to a hung parliament.

Shun the Tories, leading commentator tells UK Lib Dems

As shuttle diplomacy continues among political parties to determine who will rule Britain, one of the country’s leading economic and political commentators is urging Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to shun the Tories and throw in his lot with Labour.

Millions of UK voters go to the polls in tight contest

Britain’s voters are going to the polls today in what could be the closest-run general election in decades. Voting began at 7 o’clock BST this morning, and will end at 10 o’clock this evening.

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

UK campaign using Internet to create hung parliament

An Internet campaign using social media such as Twitter and Facebook is being launched in the UK today with the specific intention of preventing any one party from governing the country.

Election broadcast features sci-fi Doctor and Doctor’s ‘son’

The UK’s governing Labour Party has turned to the Internet to screen the first party election broadcast of the 2010 campaign, and it has recruited Doctor Who and Doctor Who’s son.

Former Labour leader Michael Foot dies

The former UK Labour leader Michael Foot, writer, journalist, MP and campaigner, has died. He was 96 and had been ill for some time.

Op-Ed: Chancellor of the Exchequer no darling to taxpayers

Taxpayers beware, here comes that Darling from the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer -- more tax hikes are on the way.

British Labour party down to 28% in polls

An opinion poll shows that the British Labour party’s support has fallen to 28 percent. This is down four points compared with the previous survey just two weeks ago.

Tony Blair Wins Re-Election

LONDON – Prime Minister Tony Blair rewrote British political history Thursday to become the first Labour Party leader to win re-election to a second successive full term in power. With 418 of the 659 constituencies reporting, Labour had won 330 seats, .

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