Britain's Labour Party is set to vote on the internationally-recognised definitions of anti-Semitism, following a protracted debate that has dogged the party and sparked criticism of the country's main opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The vote on Tuesday by Labour's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) is seen as a bid to resolve a controversy, which Corbyn supporters said was stirred up by his enemies within and outside of the party to discredit the politician, who is a strong advocate of a Palestinian state. Ahead of the vote, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who served between June 2007 and May 2010, said the issue touched at "the soul of the Labour Party", and must be dealt with at once. On Thursday, veteran Labour member Frank Field, who has been in the House of Commons for almost 40 years, announced his resignation in protest of Corbyn's leadership on the issue. Corbyn has repeatedly stated that anti-Semitism has no place in the party and the movement. UK … [Read more...] about UK’s Labour Party to vote on anti-Semitism definitions
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Chris Moncrieff: Is the clock ticking on Jeremy Corbyn's time as Labour Party leader? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk What is lurking just beneath the troubled surface of the Labour Party? Is it an incipient tsunami, about to burst over Westminster? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/chris-moncrieff-is-the-clock-ticking-on-jeremy-corbyns-time-as-labour-party-leader-37233584.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/article37233582.ece/86b33/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-21_opi_43431568_I3.JPG Email What is lurking just beneath the troubled surface of the Labour Party? Is it an incipient tsunami, about to burst over Westminster? More and more Labour MPs are expressing, or feeling, serious doubts about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, to such an extent that there's now open talk of a split and the formation of a 'moderate', left-of-centre party. Whether they have the bottle and the spirit to do it is quite another matter. They will not be heartened by the experience of the breakaway SDP, … [Read more...] about Chris Moncrieff: Is the clock ticking on Jeremy Corbyn’s time as Labour Party leader?
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 17:06 14 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 14 June 2018 Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to The Comet's chief reporter JP Asher at Springfield House, Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO ©2018 Danny Loo Photography - all rights reserved Jeremy Corbyn was in Stevenage today – and in a one-on-one interview with the Comet, he gave his views on a range of issues affecting our area. Jeremy Corbyn with Stevenage Labour supporters at Springfield House, Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO The Labour leader was at Springfield House in Stevenage Old Town to congratulate the constituency party on winning a prize for its fundraising, as well as to salute former parliamentary candidate Sharon Taylor and her replacement Jill Borcherds. Mrs Taylor, who leads Stevenage Borough Council, was defeated by Conservative Stephen McPartland in three bids to become MP – and asked how Mrs Borcherds might change things, Mr Corbyn stressed her local links as a maths teacher at The … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn interview: Labour Party leader visits Stevenage
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - Politics by Mike Lewis - South Ceredigion reporter [email protected] MID and West Wales AM Eluned Morgan has announced that she would like to stand for election to be the next leader of the Labour Party in Wales. Ms Morgan, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, has made it clear that she believes a thorough debate should take place regarding the future direction of Labour Party policy in Wales and that the opportunity must be seized to renew the party in office through the election of a new leader.The Former MEP and Former Shadow Minister in the House of Lords said: “Labour has been in power in Wales since the Assembly was established back in 1999; I believe that I would be the candidate to represent change in this election."I am a relatively new member of the National Assembly, but I have decades of broader political experience having represented Wales in the European Parliament for 15 years and served on … [Read more...] about AM throws hat into ring for Wales Labour Party leader role
To understand how big a deal Jeremy Thorpe was some four decades ago, it is helpful to transplant him into the modern day. Imagine then a Liberal political leader who burst onto the scene with even more verve and energy and impact than Nick Clegg did in 2010, if you can cast your mind back to Cleggmania. And did so with the result that he almost single-handedly denied either main party a majority at a general election. Imagine too a man with the charisma and style of a character such as Nigel Farage (though far from sharing his politics). Top that lot off with the ready wit and celebrity of the likes of Boris Johnson. He was married to an ex-wife of the cousin of the Queen and he had once toyed with the idea of wedding Princess Margaret. That was Thorpe. Now imagine someone combining those talents and of that stature in national life being put on trial at the Old Bailey on a charge of conspiracy to murder. Read more Ben Whishaw cast in Russell T Davies … [Read more...] about Jeremy Thorpe: Who was the Liberal Party leader and what led to his spectacular fall from grace?