Alf Dubs

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British prime minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at  the  opening of parliament in the House of Lords,   Westminster, on Thursday, December 19th. Photograph:   Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

MPs will vote on Friday on a revised version of the withdrawal agreement bill that strips out guarantees on workers’ rights and removes any role for p(...)

John Redmond addressing a Home Rule meeting at the Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin in March 1912.  Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

It was a small group that gathered in a committee room at Westminster on Wednesday evening to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death, but a distin(...)

Labour peer Alf Dubs: critical of his own party’s low profile in the EU referendum campaign, he warns that if Britain votes to leave the EU, it will be Labour’s fault for failing to mobilise its supporters. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Britain’s unelected House of Lords has few champions these days but one man has done more to enhance its reputation in recent weeks than most of its m(...)