Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme ahead of Tuesday’s Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into Sharia Councils, Naz Shah said the “under-resourced” organisations were vital in settling disputes within the Muslim Community.

The committee is expected to examine how the councils operate and their relationship with the British legal system.

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Members of France”s “Lutte ouvriere ” take part in a protest
Protesters gathered in Paris and other French cities to demonstrate against a controversial French labour reform that aims to make it easier to hire and fire workers and negotiate directly with employees on working time.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – France labour reform: Clashes during 'last round' of street protests

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The Israeli government has reacted angrily to plans by the Gulf state of Qatar to support a group backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn which wants to impose a global trade and cultural boycott on the Jewish state.

Qatar has emerged as the main financial backer of a conference to review the aims of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign which opens in Tunis on Thursday.

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Labour has called for Culture Secretary John Whittingdale to withdraw from press regulation decisions after news of his relationship with a sex worker.

Four newspapers knew about the relationship, which ended in 2014, but decided not to publish the story.

Shadow culture secretary Maria Eagle said it had left him “vulnerable” to pressure from the press.

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