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Day: December 3, 2019

Corbyn apologises for Labour antisemitism
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Corbyn apologises for Labour antisemitism

    Jeremy Corbyn has apologised to the Jewish community for antisemitic incidents involving Labour party members and said he was dealing with the issue. The Labour leader said: Obviously I’m very sorry for what has happened, after being asked to apologise directly by presenter Philip Schofield, in an interview on ITV’s This Morning. Corbyn has previously apologised for antisemitic incidents involving party members but during the general election campaign he has been dogged by criticism that has not said sorry again when he has been given the opportunity. He declined to apologise four times during an interview with the BBC presenter Andrew Neil. In an exchange with Schofield, who said he was giving him the opportunity to say sorry, Corbyn at first spoke about ways he h...
Tories admit US will be able to increase price of NHS drugs after Brexit
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Tories admit US will be able to increase price of NHS drugs after Brexit

    Dominic Raab has admitted the US will be able to ramp up the cost of drugs bought by the NHS after Brexit, but insisted the prospect is “hugely unlikely”. Asked if Washington would be free to “jack up prices”, the Foreign Secretary replied: “The Americans will take their decisions.” He then claimed: “I think it’s hugely unlikely, why would they do that?” – prompting Sky News interviewer Adam Boulton to say: “To get more money that’s why.” The comments come after documents released by Labour revealed that drug pricing has been discussed by US and UK negotiators in exploratory talks. Officials from the department for international trade officials had “positive bilaterals” and met with PhRma, the US pharmaceutical lobbing group, to discuss priorities for a future tra...