There will be other reforms too - possibly mandatory re-selection. A "party democracy review" is being set up which would further strengthen the ability of party members to shape policy and create a second deputy leader (weakening the power of incumbent deputy and Corbyn foe Tom Watson). … [Read more...] about Sorry moderates: It’s Jeremy Corbyn’s party now
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More from Jeremy Corbyn John Bercow, former Commons speaker, 'nominated for peerage by Labour' Jeremy Corbyn shares concerns about 'racial undertones' of Meghan coverage Boris Johnson vows to 'get those waiting lists down' after worst NHS figures Boris Johnson: Iranian general had the blood of British troops on his hands Jeremy Corbyn demands urgent UK security meeting after US airstrike Labour leadership: Sir Keir Starmer takes lead in race to replace Corbyn - poll … [Read more...] about Ed Miliband challenges Jeremy Corbyn over Labour divisions
McDonnell’s pledge came as Lord Livermore, the party’s election coordinator in the May general election, said Labour was travelling further from electoral success under Jeremy Corbyn, and one of the far-left groups, Left Unity, prepared to vote on whether to dissolve itself and join Labour or to seek to affiliate as an independent party. … [Read more...] about John McDonnell to unveil ‘socialism with an iPad’ economic plan
“Champagne socialist” is now an insult – not merely a description of a lifestyle. To enjoy oneself without publicly checking one’s privilege is some fuzzy betrayal of a thing that was hitherto never quite spoken out loud. The thing now is named as austerity. Belts must be tightened, budgets reduced, frugality applauded. One of the reasons I don’t support Corbyn is an innate political distrust of asceticism. I can’t help it. There is no need to rehearse the solid arguments against him. They have been had and, by now, the process of enshrinement is beginning. In personal terms, everyone describes him as an extremely decent man. Politically, though, Corybynism now represents a kind of purity. And, on the left, purity always shades into puritanism, an unbecoming exercise in self-flagellation that is curiously indulgent. … [Read more...] about Where’s the socialism that involves sharing life’s joys?
"We are leaving the European Union and I don’t even think amongst people who voted Remain in the original referendum, that there is any appetite to carry on having a constitutional conversation when we should be talking about the things that people actually talk about. … [Read more...] about Jess Phillips warns Labour would ‘look bad’ if it elected another man to lead the party