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Labour trade union ally says party is trading female MP seats so they can be filled by ‘favourite sons’

One of Labour’s biggest trade union allies has written to Jeremy Corbyn accusing the party leadership of “trading” female MPs’ seats to allow them to be filled by “favourite sons”. Dave Prentis, the general secretary of Unison, condemned what he claimed were ongoing discussions about ditching women-only contests in some constituencies in order to allow male …

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Mitch McConnell: Top Trump ally angrily hits back at ‘modern-day McCarthyism’ amid row over election security and Russia

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has angrily hit out at critics who accused of him ignoring threats to US elections from Russia, claiming the “unhinged smears” amounted to “modern-day McCarthyism”. Last week, Mr McConnell, a leading Republican ally of the president, blocked two measures designed to strengthen election security. He …

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