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  • Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton.The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage - now paid to those aged 25 or over - for 18-24 year olds.But questioned about whether 16-year-olds should get it, Mr Corbyn said it "should apply to all workers". "I don't think young people eat less than old people," he added.The National Living Wage was introduced by the Conservative then-chancellor George Osborne in his July 2015 Budget. 'Austerity economics'As of April this year, it is paid at a rate of £7.50 an hour for workers aged 25 and over, with the aim of increasing it to £9 an hour by 2020. Labour's general election manifesto pledged to raise it to at least £10 an hour by 2020 for workers aged 18 or over. But when Mr Corbyn was asked whether 16-year-olds should get it as well, he replied: "..

    Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

    Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton.The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage - now paid to those aged 25 or over - for 18-24 year olds.But questioned about whether 16-year-olds should get it, Mr Corbyn said it "should apply to all workers". "I don't think young people eat less than old people," he added.The National Living Wage was introduced by the Conservative then-chancellor George Osborne in his July 2015 Budget. 'Austerity economics'As of April this year, it is paid at a rate of £7.50 an hour for workers aged 25 and over, with the aim of increasing it to £9 an hour by 2020. Labour's general election manifesto pledged to raise it to at least £10 an hour by 2020 for workers aged 18 or over. But when Mr Corbyn was asked whether 16-year-olds should get it as well, he replied: "..
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  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: Austerity must come to an end Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed the Queen's Speech as "threadbare", saying the government has "apparently run out of ideas altogether".The Labour leader highlighted manifesto measures not included, including grammar school expansion and cuts to pensioners' winter fuel payments.Boosted by his general election gains, Mr Corbyn said Labour was "a government in waiting".Theresa May congratulated Mr Corbyn on coming "a good second" to her. Queen's Speech Live: Rolling text and video updates Brexit bills dominate Queen's Speech Bill-by-bill guide: Queen's Speech Laura Kuenssberg: Speech reflects weaker May The Labour leader spoke as MPs began debating the Queen's Speech, which was dominated by legislation needed for the UK's departure from the EU. Several key manifesto pledges have been dropped, with the Tories left without a majority since the general election...

    Queen’s Speech: Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘threadbare’ programme

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: Austerity must come to an end Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed the Queen's Speech as "threadbare", saying the government has "apparently run out of ideas altogether".The Labour leader highlighted manifesto measures not included, including grammar school expansion and cuts to pensioners' winter fuel payments.Boosted by his general election gains, Mr Corbyn said Labour was "a government in waiting".Theresa May congratulated Mr Corbyn on coming "a good second" to her. Queen's Speech Live: Rolling text and video updates Brexit bills dominate Queen's Speech Bill-by-bill guide: Queen's Speech Laura Kuenssberg: Speech reflects weaker May The Labour leader spoke as MPs began debating the Queen's Speech, which was dominated by legislation needed for the UK's departure from the EU. Several key manifesto pledges have been dropped, with the Tories left without a majority since the general election...
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  • Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn visited people seeking news of missing loved ones Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his suggestion that people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire could be housed in empty flats, saying the government has the means to seize property."Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it," the Labour leader told ITV's Peston on Sunday.At least 58 people are believed to have died and many more are homeless after fire engulfed a London tower block.The government says its staff have been drafted in to help the relief effort.The move comes after the prime minister said the initial official response had "not been good enough". Tower tragedy caused by 'years of neglect' Latest updates as fire recovery continuess 'Where is the council?' Mr Corbyn has already called for the government to requisition properties. Speaking earlier in the week, he said: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildin..

    London fire: Jeremy Corbyn renews call to seize empty flats

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn visited people seeking news of missing loved ones Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his suggestion that people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire could be housed in empty flats, saying the government has the means to seize property."Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it," the Labour leader told ITV's Peston on Sunday.At least 58 people are believed to have died and many more are homeless after fire engulfed a London tower block.The government says its staff have been drafted in to help the relief effort.The move comes after the prime minister said the initial official response had "not been good enough". Tower tragedy caused by 'years of neglect' Latest updates as fire recovery continuess 'Where is the council?' Mr Corbyn has already called for the government to requisition properties. Speaking earlier in the week, he said: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildin..
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  • Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn visited people seeking news of missing loved ones Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his suggestion that people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire could be housed in empty homes, saying the government has the means to seize property."Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it," the Labour leader told ITV's Peston on Sunday.At least 58 people are believed to have died and many more are homeless after fire engulfed a London tower block.The government says its staff have been drafted in to help the relief effort.The move comes after the prime minister said the initial official response had "not been good enough". Government team to bolster relief effort Latest updates as fire recovery continuess 'Where is the council?' Mr Corbyn has already called for the government to requisition homes. Speaking earlier in the week, he said: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury fla..

    London fire: Jeremy Corbyn renews call to seize empty homes

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn visited people seeking news of missing loved ones Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his suggestion that people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire could be housed in empty homes, saying the government has the means to seize property."Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it," the Labour leader told ITV's Peston on Sunday.At least 58 people are believed to have died and many more are homeless after fire engulfed a London tower block.The government says its staff have been drafted in to help the relief effort.The move comes after the prime minister said the initial official response had "not been good enough". Government team to bolster relief effort Latest updates as fire recovery continuess 'Where is the council?' Mr Corbyn has already called for the government to requisition homes. Speaking earlier in the week, he said: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury fla..
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  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals Empty flats in North Kensington should be "requisitioned if necessary" for people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire, Jeremy Corbyn says.The Labour leader has also said he is "very angry" that so many lives were lost in a deadly tower block fire.PM Theresa May said the residents were "in our thoughts and prayers" and has ordered a public inquiry into the fire. But she was criticised by a senior Labour MP for failing to meet residents when she visited the scene on Thursday.At least 17 people died in the disaster at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, west London in the early hours of Wednesday. PM orders public inquiry Six questions for the investigators Live updates Mr Corbyn, who earlier released a statement saying he was "very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did," said people living in high-rise flats would be frightened..

    London fire: Corbyn calls for empty flats to be requisitioned

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals Empty flats in North Kensington should be "requisitioned if necessary" for people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire, Jeremy Corbyn says.The Labour leader has also said he is "very angry" that so many lives were lost in a deadly tower block fire.PM Theresa May said the residents were "in our thoughts and prayers" and has ordered a public inquiry into the fire. But she was criticised by a senior Labour MP for failing to meet residents when she visited the scene on Thursday.At least 17 people died in the disaster at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, west London in the early hours of Wednesday. PM orders public inquiry Six questions for the investigators Live updates Mr Corbyn, who earlier released a statement saying he was "very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did," said people living in high-rise flats would be frightened..
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  • Labour may not have won the general election, but it did far better than expected - forcing leader Jeremy Corbyn's many critics to think again.Owen Smith Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOwen Smith: "I was wrong about Corbyn" Owen Smith faced a bigger helping of humble pie than most - the Labour MP had launched some pretty savage attacks on Mr Corbyn during an unsuccessful attempt to unseat him as leader. Just to show there are no hard feelings, Mr Corbyn has drafted him back into his frontbench team as shadow Northern Ireland secretary.Then: On Mr Corbyn's assertion the Tories were in retreat, Mr Smith told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in September last year: "I think that's delusional. I think Jeremy needs to think a bit more about that straight, honest politics that he started his campaign with. The straight, honest truth is that we are right now at our lowest ebb in the polls, ever. If there was an election tomorrow Labour would be deci..

    Corbyn’s critics

    Labour may not have won the general election, but it did far better than expected - forcing leader Jeremy Corbyn's many critics to think again.Owen Smith Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOwen Smith: "I was wrong about Corbyn" Owen Smith faced a bigger helping of humble pie than most - the Labour MP had launched some pretty savage attacks on Mr Corbyn during an unsuccessful attempt to unseat him as leader. Just to show there are no hard feelings, Mr Corbyn has drafted him back into his frontbench team as shadow Northern Ireland secretary.Then: On Mr Corbyn's assertion the Tories were in retreat, Mr Smith told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in September last year: "I think that's delusional. I think Jeremy needs to think a bit more about that straight, honest politics that he started his campaign with. The straight, honest truth is that we are right now at our lowest ebb in the polls, ever. If there was an election tomorrow Labour would be deci..
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  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals Empty flats in North Kensington should be "requisitioned if necessary" for people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire, Jeremy Corbyn says.The Labour leader has also said he is "very angry" that so many lives were lost in a deadly tower block fire.PM Theresa May said the residents were "in our thoughts and prayers" and has ordered a public inquiry into the fire. But she was criticised by a senior Labour MP for failing to meet residents when she visited the scene on Thursday.At least 17 people died in the disaster at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, west London in the early hours of Wednesday. PM orders public inquiry Six questions for the investigators Live updates Mr Corbyn, who earlier released a statement saying he was "very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did," said people living in high-rise flats would be frightened..

    London fire: Corbyn calls for empty homes to be requisitioned

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals Empty flats in North Kensington should be "requisitioned if necessary" for people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire, Jeremy Corbyn says.The Labour leader has also said he is "very angry" that so many lives were lost in a deadly tower block fire.PM Theresa May said the residents were "in our thoughts and prayers" and has ordered a public inquiry into the fire. But she was criticised by a senior Labour MP for failing to meet residents when she visited the scene on Thursday.At least 17 people died in the disaster at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, west London in the early hours of Wednesday. PM orders public inquiry Six questions for the investigators Live updates Mr Corbyn, who earlier released a statement saying he was "very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did," said people living in high-rise flats would be frightened..
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