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Briefing Saturday 22 September 2018

Theresa May is being praised by Conservative MPs for showing a tougher stance on Brexit during her speech on Friday, however some rebel MPs and opposition leaders still think she needs to do more.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has announced that the rail industry could be completely renationalised within five years, if Labour win the next election. Mr McDonnell has announced that he is investigating whether break clauses in contracts could allow rail franchises to be taken into public hands before they expire. Speaking to the BBC he said that he believed all of the rail franchises could be in public hands in the first term of a Labour Government.


And in other news….

The Labour Party Conference 2018 is taking place in this weekend. Stay tuned to for all the key announcements, and if you are at the conference, drop us a tweet!


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