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MP's concern over detention centre deaths

Labour MP John McDonnell has criticised the care provided in detention centres after three deaths in immigration removal centres in the last month. Police have been called in to investigate the deaths. Mr McDonnell said that the system was under such a strain that there would be "more deaths as a result".


The six candidates for the Labour leadership have each written articles for The Guardian, published simultaneously, that set out their separate visions for the future of the Labour party.


Labour leadership candidates have held a hustings behind closed doors for fellow Labour MPs. On Monday afternoon they spoke at the GMB union's annual conference. Nominations close on June 9.


Leftwing Labour campaigner Tony Benn has launched a "coalition of resistance" in opposition to the coalition government's program of cuts. The coalition includes Caroline Lucas MP, John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Bob Crow from the RMT.


Labour leadership contender John McDonnell has apologised for saying he "would assassinate Thatcher" if he could go back to the 1980s. Mr McDonnell said his comments were a "joke...taken out of context".


Labour leader hopefuls debate

The first Labour leadership hustings since the confirmation of the names on the ballot paper was dominated by tensions between the brothers Miliband, particularly on Iraq, with Ed Miliband insisting that when they discussed it at the time he was always against the conflict and David Miliband saying that George Bush was "the worst thing ever to happen to Tony Blair." Diane Abbott also shone, receiving by far the most applause.


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