Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicLabour Party

Topic: Labour Party

Corbyn is out, but Labour still has to ensure anti-Semitism is rooted out of the party

Corbyn’s failed leadership sullied Labour’s reputation. For his successor Keir Starmer, changing the party culture — and winning the battle with the hard left — won’t be easy.

UK Labour Party suspends controversial former leader Jeremy Corbyn after anti-Semitism probe

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said Thursday that Labour breached the Equality Act through its handling of complaints of anti-Jewish prejudice while Corbyn was leader.

Boris Johnson put to the test as UK economy records largest monthly contraction

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak warned Wednesday that the country faces a significant recession after GDP fell almost 6% in March.

‘Came on cancelled visa’ — British MP critical of Article 370 move denied entry into India

Debbie Abrahams had a visa valid until October 2020 but it was cancelled on some grounds and she was informed about it 'well in advance', say authorities.

Republicans kick Democratic donkey to protect Trump, and the funeral of UK’s Labour Party

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Boris Johnson wins UK election with landslide majority, sets Brexit date for 31 Jan 2020

The UK election results validated Boris Johnson’s gamble on a snap poll to break the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit as his Conservative Party won their biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

Jeremy Corbyn set to step down as Labour Party leader after record defeat

Exit polls suggested Labour would lose 61 seats since the 2017 election, finishing on just 201 MPs, making it the party's worst result since 1935.

Poll survey puts Boris Johnson in the lead, but predicts hung Parliament

If the Conservative Party secures a majority in the UK general election, Prime Minister Johnson will be able to pass his controversial Brexit deal and take Britain out of the 28-member EU on 31 January.

What a ‘youthquake’ is, and why it could be a factor in the UK elections

In the 2017 UK elections, masses of young people registered to vote and the phenomenon was said to have helped the Labour Party’s electoral gains.

Trump’s hasty NATO retreat and Britain’s Christmas election trees

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

India adds to billionaires’ list, even as Covid worsens poverty in country, says Oxfam report

According to the global Oxfam Davos report of 2022, India added 40 billionaires to 142 last year during Covid crisis, whose combined fortune is more than the poorest of the population.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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