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The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom

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When private companies are nationalized, does the Government set the price?

The Labour Party manifesto for the 2019 General Election is expected to detail the nationalisation of many former publicly owned companies such as the Rail Network, Energy Networks, and even the ...
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How does the Millenials' support for Corbyn square off with the anti-Brexit stance of most young people in the UK?

According to Yougov, among Millennials, Corbyn is the most popular politician in the UK (although he fares far worse among other age groups). At the same time, the youth is the most anti-Brexit/pro-...
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Why is Labour sticking with Jeremy Corbyn?

Labour under Corbyn has already lost two elections, including getting humiliating 13.7% in the European Parliament poll. One of the reasons for such an extremely poor result was Corbyn's confusing ...
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Why Marxists Parties Keeps so Strong in England While Doesn't in USA? [closed]

As we keep reading about the subject, seems clear that marxist Parties remains very strong in England, while don't in USA, remaining as allies of Democratic Party, which rivals Republican Party, for a ...
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Are Leave Labour voters still an actual thing?

Leave Labour voters have been brought up in political chatter since the Brexit vote. They continue to be if today's Guardian Politics Weekly podcast is anything to go by. But are they an actual thing ...
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Why was Labour able to decide its 2019 Brexit policy (re: composite 13) without a counted vote?

In most organizations that hold votes, any controversial or close vote is counted precisely, and only the non-controversial or landslide votes are allowed to be handled by a show of hands or ayes-and-...
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Do any Labour MPs support no-deal?

This week Theresa May has reached across one parliamentary divide to ask the Labour Party to work with her to pass a Brexit deal. This necessity has been reached because the PM is unable to reach ...
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How did Roger Douglas convince the labour party to carry a liberal economic reform?

Roger Douglas the Minister of Finance of New Zealand from 1984-1988 made a huge liberal economic reform in his era (reducing the size of the state) it was so famous it was called "Rogernomics", but he ...
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Where have most of the accusations of antisemitism in the labour party come from?

What proportion of the accusations of antisemitism they've had lately come from the Blairite old guard & directed almost exclusively at Corbyn's crew? Is there any evidence that these ...
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Labour Party support for renationalizing railways

What arguments does the Labour Party state for their support for renationalizing the railways?
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What are some examples of antisemitism in the Labour Party?

The Labour Party of the United Kingdom has recently come under fire for its new code of conduct, with people accusing them of not acting against antisemitism in the party, but quickly against those ...
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Why does the UK Labour Party support Brexit?

Sure the "remain" side in the EU referendum suffered a narrow defeat, but the Labour Party has lost in much bigger defeats and didn't abandon its policies, so that's not reason enough. Possibilities ...
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Has the Labour party always had this level of problems with anti-semitism?

The UK Labour party has had a lot of anti-semitism issues in the news recently, including an mural which included caricatures of two Jewish bankers, two separate council candidates posting holocaust ...
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Why didn't Labour's 2017 manifesto contain a commitment to abolish the House of Lords?

I may be reading too much into this but it seems to me that Labour's manifesto during the 2017 election contained a curious ommission. The 2015 manifesto under Ed Miliband had a commitment to ...
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Does the size of the Co-operative party have any practical implication?

In the UK General Election, 2017, the Co-operative Party got its best ever result with 38 seats. The Co-operative Party has an electoral pact with the Labour Party but is technically distinct from it....
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Why have Labour and Lib Dem not been registered in Northern Ireland?

While I know that parties in NI have to self-identify as either "nationalists" or "unionists", it is unclear to me why this would have forbidden the entry of mainstream UK parties. In fact, I have ...
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Does the UK Labour Party proposal to renationalise the railways include the UK component of Eurostar?

For the 2017 elections, the Labour Party proposes: Bring private rail companies back into public ownership as their franchises expire. Eurostar is not subject to franchising, and the UK government ...
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Who selects individual Labour MPs?

Today, more than 80% of Labour MPs supported a vote of no confidence in leader Jeremy Corbyn, elected a year ago. He doesn't have the support of MPs. However, he does still appear to enjoy popular ...
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Do incumbents in Labour party leadership elections need the support of 35 MPs?

When Jeremy Corbyn announced his Labour leadership candidacy in 2015, many believed he would fail to get the support of 35 MPs needed to stand for leader. Currently, a significant portion of the ...
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Why did the Scottish National Party supplant Scottish Labour?

I was prompted to ask this question by a comment I made recently to an answer to a question about US politics. I said, …a recent example of an apparently fixed political orientation ...
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Number of councils

According to the BBC, there were 279 councils in England in 2015, versus 124 in 2016. Why is that number different? Also, the UK in general and England specifically is currently predominantly ...
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Consequences if the British Labour party (or any political party) were to split into two roughly equal parts?

This question is prompted by widespread speculation that the Labour party might split if and when Jeremy Corbyn becomes its leader, but I am also interested in general terms. When parties split, if ...
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What are the residency requirements to vote in the 2015 U.K. Labour Party elections?

In the U.K. Labour Party leadership election, 2015, people who want to vote need to register as members or supporters can vote. But what are the U.K. residency requirements to register as a supporter ...
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Why did Labour abstain rather than oppose the Welfare Bill from the conservative government?

In the United Kingdom, a government welfare bill was supported by the Conservative party, opposed by the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, and others, while the Labour Party, forming the ...
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What is the role of “Unite the Union” in UK politics?

I am trying to understand what is the meaning and place of "Unite the Union" in the UK. I've seen few times in the press that it is a major donor to the Labour party. Could it be possible that Unite ...