Jeremy Corbyn

Chilcot and the Great Game

The Iraq Inquiry’s verdict on Tony Blair’s misadventures is finally out. It makes for tough reading BY Sunny Hundal The story of why Britain invaded Iraq with the U.S. is of a once-powerful empire yearning for its former military stature in the world. Some say it was Iraq’s oil that seduced Tony Blair into joining George Bush; others point to Britain’s eagerness

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UK Opposition Leader Sacks Foreign Policy Chief, Deepens Divisions

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, June 26 – Britain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sacked his foreign policy chief on Sunday, a spokesman said, plunging the party into open conflict after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The EU referendum, which saw 52 percent of Britons voting to leave the EU, has begun to transform

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Our Man In London?

Sadiq Khan’s herculean challenge is to unite a capital riven apart by bigotry By Sunny Hundal For a site that has served as a historical symbol of christian influence for over a thousand years, Southwark Cathedral in central London took on a new meaning this week. Standing next to a large table where Bishops offer

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Labour Set to Recapture London After Bitter Mayoral Campaign

By Elizabeth Piper and Nadeem Shad LONDON, May 5 – Labour candidate Sadiq Khan was set on Thursday to become the first Muslim to be elected mayor of London, loosening the ruling Conservatives’ hold on Britain’s financial centre after a campaign marred by charges of anti-Semitism and extremism. His expected victory may be a lone

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