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Ninth lawmaker quits Britain's opposition Labour Party

Austin said he was appalled at the treatment of Jewish lawmakers who had taken a stand against anti-Semitism and that the "the party is tougher on the people complaining about anti-Semitism than it is on the anti-Semites."

UK's Labour Party will try to topple PM Theresa May if Brexit deal rejected

If Theresa May's government lost a no-confidence vote, it would have two weeks to overturn the result with a new vote by lawmakers. If that failed, Britain would hold a national election.


Poll shows Australian voters like Scott Morrison, but not enough to save government

The Fairfax-Ipsos poll of 1,200 voters showed Morrison leading Shorten by 47 per cent to 37 per cent as preferred prime minister but that was not likely to be enough to save the government as public anger grows over leadership changes.

'Change is coming', Britain's Labour Party warns governing Conservatives

Jon Trickett will appeal directly to those people whose lives have not been improved by globalisation, which he says "has turned our country into a runaway train, moving at breakneck speed to an unknown destination".

New Zealand's "kingmaker" to start talks with both major parties this week

While Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party in the Sept. 23 election, neither won enough seats to govern alone and both have been left courting the outspoken Peters to form a government.

New Zealand's ruling National Party regains wide lead over Labour, says poll

The latest poll showed the National Party jumped 6 points to 46 percent, while Labour slumped by seven points to 37 percent. The New Zealand dollar rose its highest in over six weeks to $0.7375 after the poll was released on Wednesday.


Pakistani bus driver's son Sadiq Khan is new mayor of London

It marks the return of Labour rule to the British capital after eight years of Conservatives in power. It is believed that the high turnout helped Khan after 45 per cent of Londoners came out to vote yesterday and he bagged an estimated 1.1 million votes.

Veteran far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn wins UK's Labour leadership race

The 66-year-old, who strongly opposes the government's austerity policies and Britain's membership of NATO, was considered an outsider but in recent months became the runaway favorite over three more mainstream rivals to win Saturday.

UK's Labour Party says it won't try to block EU referendum

The party's acting leader, Harriet Harman, offered support for the vote in a commentary in the Sunday Times — a U-turn on Labour's previous stance.

Think pink? UK campaign bus to draw women voters backfires

Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman said the idea was to make the bus "look conspicuous," not patronizing.