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September 1968: Dubliner Joan O’Connell, addresses  Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool  on a motion on equal pay for equal work, which she described as “undoubtedly the oldest wage claim of the trade union movement”.

In September 1968 Joan O’Connell, a Dublin trade unionist, made an impassioned speech at Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool. She was speakin(...)

 Keir Starmer: Yet to formally launch his campaign but is expected to do so in the next few weeks. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has emerged as an early frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn after a poll of members suggested he was(...)

Emily Thornberry arrives for the funeral of Frank Dobson at St Pancras Church in London on Monday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has declared that she will stand to become leader of the Labour Party in a move that fires the starting gun (...)

From left, Yvette Cooper, Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry. Photographs: Neal Leon/AFP/Getty Images; Francois Lenoir/Reuters; Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper ran against Corbyn for the leadership in 2015 and is viewed as a centrist. Therefore, she would be likely to face an up-h(...)

As Labour deals with a devastating defeat at the general election, who will replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

As Labour deals with a devastating defeat at the general election, here is a look at who could be in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader(...)

A Garda forensic officer is seen inside a truck cab seized at Dublin Port on Saturday. Police in Essex are keen to interview the Irish driver of this cab as part of their investigation into who transported the trailer in which 39 migrants died to the Belgian Port of Zeebrugge. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

UK Police Officers investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry trailer in Essex are expected to visit Ireland in the coming days to questio(...)

The deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit. File Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has sought to play down a rift at the heart of his team after one of his closest aides resigned, blasting the Labour leader’s top circl(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson making a speech during a visit to West Yorkshire. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police has said he was “disappointed” to see his officers used as a “backdrop” to a political speech by Boris Jo(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson had not prepared a speech and seemed to grasp at words and concepts almost at random when he spoke against a backdrop of police recruits in Wakefield. Photograph: Getty

The uniformed West Yorkshire police cadets who formed the backdrop for Boris Johnson had been standing in the sun for more than an hour before the pri(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May is expected to announce on Friday that she will resign as Conservative leader when MPs return from the Whitsun recess in early June. She would remain as prime minister until a new leader is elected, probably by the end of July. Photograph: Getty Images

Newspapers on Thursday published a blurred image of an apparently tearful Theresa May in a car, mimicking the picture of Margaret Thatcher weeping as (...)

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