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Gove confirms mandatory housebuilding targets for councils will be abolished in face of Tory rebellion – UK politics live

Levelling up secretary confirms government will change levelling up bill after number of Tory MPs tabled rebel amendment

Starmer is now taking questions.

Q: [Beth Rigby from Sky] When people are struggling with the cost of living, you are talking about constitutional issues. This might look to people as if you are out of touch. Are you talking to Westminster about stuff that won’t happen. What in this will improve people’s lives from day one of a Labour government?

When you come to the next election, it may be that the Scottish National party will have a one-line manifesto and want a one-issue general election.

But we have done a huge amount of research on Scottish public opinion and people want a better health service immediately, people want living standards improved immediately, people want jobs for young people immediately, people want better housing immediately and people of course want change in the way that we are suggesting immediately.

People up and down this country are crying out for a new approach. During the Brexit referendum I argued for remain. But I couldn’t disagree with the basic case that many leave voters made to me.

They wanted democratic control over their lives so they could provide opportunities for the next generation, build communities they felt proud of, and public services they could rely on.

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05/12/2022 - www.theguardian.com

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Labour comes to Leeds to unveil plans for a New Britain

A small plant seeping through a pile of iron rodes for a new life

The Commission on the UK’s Future, led by Gordon Brown, has published a bold and ambitious plan for how Labour will lead a New Britain

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Labour comes to Leeds to unveil plans for a New Britain


05/12/2022 - yorkshirebylines.co.uk

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While EU regulators take on Elon Musk, Britain’s online safety bill is a beacon of mediocrity | Chris Stokel-Walker

The attempt to bring big tech to heel promised much but, three years on, pleases no one – it’s the Brexit disaster writ large

The online safety bill was tabled for discussion in parliament on Monday, resuscitating it from its deathbed and adding yet another chapter to this controversial attempt to bring the internet to heel. But rather than celebrate its return, we should greet it with a groan: an already unwieldy attempt to regulate the internet has become a confusing mishmash of competing interests.

The bill has become a Frankenstein’s monster of legislation, in part thanks to the chaotic recent history of UK politics. Successive governments and successive culture secretaries have tried to put their stamp on the legislation, pulling it this way and that until it becomes meaningless. We are now on our fourth prime minister and fifth secretary of state since the idea of legislating the digital sphere was first introduced.

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05/12/2022 - www.theguardian.com

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Total cost to the UK since the Brexit referendum

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