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People are crowdfunding a new bike for Jeremy Corbyn, for some reason

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, Labour Party, UK | January 14, 2016

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Jez-lovers have started up a campaign to get the Labour leader his dream bike.

More than 1,000 people have already donated, smashing the target and coming up with £2,800 so far (the excess will go to charity).

The unusual crowdfunding attempt comes after an article in the Telegraph appeared to criticise the politician for daring to admit he wanted a new Raleigh bike for his commute, worth £475.

It’s a lot less than a private driver would cost – but the newspaper seemed upset with with the extravagance as the piece was titled: ‘Socialist Jeremy Corbyn reveals he covets a £475 bicycle.’

Since a backlash on social media, the headline has changed to read: ‘Jeremy Corbyn reveals his dearest wish is a £475 bicycle’

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Jeremy Corbyn’s account was hacked because a staffer forgot to log out at a hostel

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, Twitter, UK | January 13, 2016

(Picture: Getty Images)
(Picture: Getty Images)

Do you remember when Jeremy Corbyn’s Twitter account was hacked and the hacker furnished us with such pearls of wisdom as ‘Davey Cameron is a pie’?

It turns out that it came about because a Corbyn staffer forgot to log out of the Labour leader’s Twitter account at a Berlin hostel, and an opportunistic fellow guest decided to have a little fun.

The Times Red Box broke the news today as thousands watching Prime Minister’s Questions were devastated to see that Sunday’s incident was not brought up.

At around 9.15pm on Sunday the person posing at Corbyn wrote: ‘Here… here we… here we f***ing go!’ followed by ‘davey cameron is… Read the full story

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Here are some things that happened in the time Jeremy Corbyn took to complete his reshuffle

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, Labour Party, UK | January 7, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn at full speed (Picture: PA)
Jeremy Corbyn zipping along at full speed (Picture: PA)

Wake up, everyone – after four long days, Jeremy Corbyn has finally finished his reshuffle.

The shake up of the shadow cabinet saw three ministers resign – including Stephen Doughty, who dramatically quit his position on the foreign affairs team live on BBC Daily Politics.

Naturally, such a major process requires some deliberation – but the reshuffle took so long that it felt like we’d been sucked into a time vortex.

Here are… Read the full story

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The PM had a field day with Corbyn’s reshuffle at PMQs (and showed off his Shakespeare puns)

| blog, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, UK | January 6, 2016

In case you missed it, there’s a fair bit of drama surrounding the shadow cabinet at the moment.

First, Jeremy Corbyn fired Michael Dugher and then he fired Pat McFadden over ‘disloyalty’. In response, three Labour MPs quit the front bench in protest.

Hilary Benn narrowly avoided the chop, while Corbyn ally Emily Thornberry replaced shadow defence secretary Maria Eagle, who moved to replace Dugher as shadow culture secretary.

Fortunately for the Prime Minister, this happened to fall on a Wednesday, which means PMQs.

And when he stepped up to the despatch box, he couldn’t resist having a little fun.

MORE: This guy ate pizza every day for a year and documented it on pizzagram

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Rail fares have increased by up to £2,000 – and it’s all David Cameron’s fault

| blog, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, UK | January 1, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to take part in the final European Union (EU) summit of the year at the EU headquarters in Brussel on December 18, 2015. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read
David Cameron is the one to blame for rail fare increases according to a Labour report (Picture: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty)

Apparently people have been shelling out up to £2,000 more for rail fares since David Cameron got into power.

And that’s before the annual rail fares hike on Saturday, which will see ticket costs rise by an average of 1.1 per cent.

MORE: Train fares go up again: Why privatising the railways was the… Read the full story

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Jeremy Corbyn to tighten grip on his front bench by ‘going to Parliament in lycra’

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, UK | December 29, 2015

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Jeremy Corbyn’s apparently planning on going to Parliament in lycra (Picture: Getty Images)

Forget about the Labour re-shuffle – Jeremy Corbyn turning up to Parliament in Lycra could be the most explosive thing to happen in politics next month.

Yes, imagine the opposition leader standing across from the prime minister and asking him about the tight squeeze on public spending when he’s getting a tight squeeze of his own.

Thankfully we may not have to endure that sight as the Labour leader was probably joking when he made the threat to Olympic Gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The Tour de France winner was acting as guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today… Read the full story

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10 things we’ve learned as Jeremy Corbyn marks 100th day in office

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, Labour Party, UK | December 21, 2015

File photo dated 12/09/15 Jeremy Corbyn on stage after he was announced as the Labour Party's at the QEII Centre in London. Corbyn insisted he was "not going anywhere" as he prepared to mark his first 100 days as Labour leader with a defiant message to hostile MPs.
Jeremy Corbyn has reached 100 days in office (Picture: File)

Jeremy Corbyn has now been the leader of the Labour party for 100 days.

Here are 10 things we’ve learned in that time.

He doesn’t intend on going anywhere

The left-winger’s landslide victory sent shockwaves through the Labour party, and there is still a deep divide. Though some MPs have been outspoken in their lack of confidence in… Read the full story

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Is Labour about to split? Tony Blair’s former adviser reckons so

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, Labour Party, Tony Blair, UK | December 20, 2015

File photo dated 12/09/15 Jeremy Corbyn on stage after he was announced as the Labour Party's at the QEII Centre in London. Corbyn insisted he was "not going anywhere" as he prepared to mark his first 100 days as Labour leader with a defiant message to hostile MPs.
Jeremy Corbyn said he wasn’t ‘going anywhere’ (Picture: File)

Recent tensions in the Labour party could lead to a permanent split, according to Tony Blair’s former adviser.

That may sound ominous to some but Peter Hyman is convinced things can’t go on the way they are.

He said the only solution could be a brand new centrist party, with Labour members unhappy with Jeremy… Read the full story

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Jeremy Corbyn dressed as Santa to raise money for Syria

| blog, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, UK | December 7, 2015

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jezza all the way.

Jeremy Corbyn proved that he’s still a man of the people on Saturday, as he donned a Santa hat and went carol singing to raise money for Syrian refugees.

The opposition leader was spotted in his Islington North constituency at the Nag’s Head shopping centre on Holloway Road.

But he wasn’t the only high-profile figure to get in the festive spirit, with Games of Thrones star Finn Jones also joining in the singing.

Captioning the image, Finn wrote: ‘Just popped down to the local supermarket to pick up some washing powder and I get recruited into singing Silent Night with Jeremy Corbyn, he was out raising money for refugees with Oxfam.

Read the full story

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As UK decides on airstrikes– here’s what the war in Syria actually looks like

| blog, Conservative Party, David Cameron, Islamic State, Jeremy Corbyn, L&B World, Labour Party, Syria, World | December 2, 2015

Headline: Aftermath of ISIL attack on outpost Ainissa Caption: Aftermath of ISIL attack on outpost Ainissa Dear Steven, On all articles please include the following credit: Exclusive pictures to ITV News with a full report to be broadcast on ITV News tonight. Each picture must be credited to Sean Swan/ITV News Publication of disturbing images at publishers’ discretion. Best wishes, Laura Photographer: Sean Swan/ITV News Loaded on 02/12/2015 at 12:10 Copyright: Provider: Sean Swan/ITV News
Aftermath of IS attack on outpost Ain Issa shows an undetonated suicide vest (Picture: Sean SwanITV News)

Today MPs are debating if the UK should launch airstrikes on Syria.

The US, France and Russia are already carrying… Read the full story

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