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Labour to cut rail fares by a third

LONDON- Britain’s Labour Party said it would cut rail season tickets and peak time fares by a third, saving the average commuter more than 1,000 pounds ($1,280) a year, under its plan to return rail services to public ownership if it wins an election this month. It said the move, which will apply to regulated […]

Conservatives raised more than Labour in third quarter of 2019

LONDON- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party raised 5.8 million pounds from donations and public funds in the third quarter of this year, just beating the opposition Labour Party which raised 5.5 million pounds, official figures showed on Tuesday. Britain’s electoral watchdog, the Electoral Commission, said the Brexit Party came third,

Both UK parties are peddling fantasies, says former PM Blair

LONDON- Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are peddling fantasies before a Dec. 12 election, former British leader Tony Blair will say on Monday, offering his support to “mainstream” politicians. At a newsmaker event at Reuters, Blair will criticise Britain’s main parties for offering voters a stark choice, wanting to win