Jeremy Corbyn

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed Labour’s new policy on Brexit . In a speech in Coventry, he said a Labour government would negotiate a new customs union between Britain and the European Union. But he said a condition of such a new tariff-free customs arrangement would be that Britain has a “say in future trade deals”…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Corbyn backs customs union

    After weeks of pressure from trade unions and some Labour MPs on the front and back benches, Jeremy Corbyn has conceded the U.K. under a Labour government would seek to join a customs union that looked a lot like the customs union we are already in as members. Jeremy Corbyn said Britain must be able…

  • 16 Feb 2018

    Despite what Labour’s claim appears to suggest, this is not a case of the government taking free school meals from a million children who are currently receiving them.

  • 25 Jan 2018

    It can be hard to keep up with what Labour frontbenchers are saying about Brexit. FactCheck takes a look.

  • 13 Jan 2018

    Centrist Labour MPs have called on their leader to harden his support for keeping close ties with Europe. MPs meeting at the Fabian Society conference said Jeremy Corbyn should back Britain staying in the single market. Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn could be about to tighten his grip on his party’s machine if his allies win key…

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn said people on the NLW could lose out by £5,000 by 2020. But his claims are based on shaky assumptions.

  • 3 Nov 2017

    More sexual harassment allegations in Westminster as two more MPs are accused of inappropriate behaviour – both have denied the claims. The suspended Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins – who had been promoted to the shadow cabinet last year – was accused by a young activist, despite this, he was promoted to the shadow cabinet last…

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn talked about universal credit and its effects on tenant evictions and child poverty. We take a look at his claims.

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Corbyn hero worshipped by delegates as he sets out policies of the newly radical Labour party

    At times Mr Corbyn couldn’t get more than a couple of sentences out without a burst of applause.

  • 27 Sep 2017

    The Labour party finds itself in the middle of a row over antisemitism – in the week when the party will change rules to explicitly forbid antisemitism. FactCheck investigates.

  • 12 Sep 2017

    Seven years of capped pay for public sector workers. Today, police officers were told they’d get a one per cent rise and a one per cent bonus, with prison officers securing a 1.7 per cent rise. But both deals are well below inflation, and the extra money for police is to come from their existing…

  • 11 Sep 2017

    Brexit Bill: What’s Labour’s game?

    Labour is walking a difficult line, showing some ankle to the armies of disaffected Remainers who backed them in the snap election while honouring the referendum result and the Labour-supporting Brexiteers beyond London who, some MPs say, are already badgering them with emails asking what the party is playing at.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    The Scottish Labour party is hunting for a new leader again – after Kezia Dugdale’s surprise decision to step down.

  • 15 Jul 2017

    The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted his party would respect last year’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, after Tony Blair said it is still possible Britain could stay in a reformed EU. The former prime minister suggested European leaders had told him they could compromise on the principle of free movement of…

  • 10 Jul 2017

    The Tories are calling it “grown-up politics”, but Theresa May’s appeal to opposition parties to work with her on matters of national importance hasn’t gone down well. Jeremy Corbyn said the Government had run out of steam and ideas. But there is some co-operation going on in Westminster, with the launch of a cross party…