Margaret Beckett

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The Observer view on the toxic workplace that is Westminster | Observer editorial
Bullying is rife in parliament and MPs should be the last people to condone it

Observer editorial

13, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Margaret Beckett is still wrong about the Iraq war and WMD claims | Letter
Letter: Frank Jackson on the former Labour deputy leader’s recollections about the 2003 Iraq war


22, May, 2022 @4:32 PM

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‘I saw two Tory whips having tequila for breakfast’: Margaret Beckett on Blair, the Iraq war and half a century in politics
She is Britain’s longest-serving female MP. As she approaches retirement, she remembers the thrill of Westminster in the 70s, the successes and failures of the Blair years, and nominating Corbyn for the Labour leadership

Zoe Williams

17, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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An inspiration and a political survivor, Labour will miss Margaret Beckett | Alison McGovern
‘For a generation, she smashed glass ceilings,’ writes a fellow MP following the former leader’s retirement announcement

Alison McGovern

27, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Margaret Beckett will retire at next election after 40 years as MP for Derby South
Britain’s longest serving female MP was first elected to the Commons in 1974 and became the first woman to lead the Labour party in 1994

Miranda Bryant

26, Mar, 2022 @11:15 AM

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Leo Beckett obituary
Other lives: Stalwart Labour party member who ran his wife Margaret Beckett’s parliamentary office

Lucian Hudson

13, Feb, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Covid and Afghanistan ‘reveal weakness of UK’s security policy’
Cross-party MPs and peers say the response to the two crises has exposed system as inadequate

Michael Savage

18, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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There is still no end in sight to the infighting tearing Labour apart | Sienna Rodgers
The NEC walkout over the election of a new chair revealed that Keir Starmer has much to do to unite the party behind him, says Sienna Rodgers, editor of LabourList

Sienna Rodgers

25, Nov, 2020 @1:01 PM

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Seven former foreign secretaries urge UK to take lead on Hong Kong
Cross-party initiative reflects concern response to China’s imposition of security laws cannot be left to Donald Trump

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

31, May, 2020 @11:01 PM

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People's Vote tells Labour MPs not to back a Johnson Brexit deal
MPs warned they will be blamed for job losses and NHS privatisation under any Johnson deal

Rowena Mason and Daniel Boffey

19, Sep, 2019 @5:28 PM

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Only a government of national unity can deliver us from no deal | Polly Toynbee
Let Margaret Beckett lead a ‘government’ to do what the crisis demands – call an election and a referendum, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

05, Aug, 2019 @4:36 PM

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UK too weak to address strategic threats, warns MPs’ committee
Defence and diplomacy are running dangerously short of funds says report

Jamie Doward

20, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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