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Day: December 15, 2019

Female MPs emerge as top Labour leadership contenders
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Female MPs emerge as top Labour leadership contenders

    Two female Labour MPs are looking likely to throw their hats into the ring to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the party's leader. The high profile backbenchers, Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy, have both written in the Observer calling for change within the party. Their comments came on the same day that Jeremy Corbyn apologised to Labour supporters for his party crushing defeat in the 2019 general election and said he accepted his responsibility for it. In the Observer, Ms Phillips said she is “angry” that a generation will now be scarred and governed by a party that has done nothing to improve their lives. Working class people don't believe we're better than Tories The Birmingham Yardley MP made clear she believed her party needed to change...
Brexit deal in 2020, says Gove
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Brexit deal in 2020, says Gove

    Michael Gove has categorically promised the UK will have a trade deal with the EU by the end of next year, despite deep reservations in Brussels about whether this is possible. The senior cabinet minister became the first in Boris Johnson’s cabinet to repeat that pledge after the election, saying transitional arrangements would definitely stop at the end of December 2020. He said discussions on the UK’s future relationship with the EU “will be concluded next year”. Speaking to Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Gove said: “Quite a lot of the details that we need to negotiate is already laid out in the political declaration, so a lot of work has been done. “And as a number of people have pointed out, there are areas where the European Union’s interests and the United Kin...