Two female politicians tipped for Labour's top job have refused to rule out contesting the leadership. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the party's business spokesman, piled pressure on Jeremy Corbyn yesterday as she suggested he should go if Labour loses at the next election. And prominent backbencher Jess Phillips said this weekend she 'might' stand to replace him if he resigns. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the party's business spokesman, piled pressure on Jeremy Corbyn yesterday as she suggested he should go if Labour loses at the next election It comes as Mr Corbyn has refused to say if he will stand down. Last week his ally, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, said he expected the pair would quit if they lost. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jacob Rees-Mogg admits he might have to 'eat his words' to... Feared royal biographer Tom Bower sets his sights on Meghan... Share this article Share But yesterday Mr Corbyn contradicted him, telling Sky News: 'We are not expecting to lose the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn is surrounded as female MPs hedge bets on leadership bids, with Jess Phillips and Rebecca Long-Bailey refusing to rule out entering the race
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Labour's plans for wholesale renationalisation will cost at least £196billion, business leaders warn today. The party’s next election manifesto is expected to contain proposals to take Royal Mail, train operators and water and energy firms back into public ownership. The CBI employers’ group said this could increase public debt by 10.7 per cent, pushing it above £2trillion. The Labour party leader said vital services had been ‘carved up and fleeced by their private owners’. The party’s next election manifesto is expected to contain proposals to take Royal Mail, train operators and water and energy firms back into public ownership. The upfront cost would be the equivalent of taking every penny of income tax paid by British citizens for a whole year. ‘The price tag for Labour’s renationalisation plans is beyond eye-watering – close to £200billion,’ said Rain Newton-Smith, the CBI’s chief economist. ‘And … [Read more...] about Labour’s £196 billion bill to nationalise key firms as Jeremy Corbyn’s next election manifesto is expected to contain a pledge to take Royal Mail and train operators into public ownership
Not now, darling. There are really more important things than women. And the Labour party. There is Brexit, the Queen’s speech, voter suppression, almost every other issue – and the unfettered egos of Boris Johnson and the posh bouncer Dominic Cummings. And there is the Brexit party on the sidelines, with its Stepford Wives view of femininity. This is not the time to think about that “single issue” of female representation, because everything else is more urgent. Except, actually, there is no policy that doesn’t affect the majority of the population – women. And there is no future for Labour unless it attracts women voters. When John McDonnell spoke of shortening the working week, which is great, I wondered how this plays out in the double shift of paid work and domestic work that is most women’s lives. Jeremy Corbyn’s power is leaking away. No simple chant can bring it back – and if you want to call me a Tory for saying so, more … [Read more...] about Does Labour really want to elect a female leader?
Fans are eagerly anticipating the inaugural winter edition of Love Island, set to air in January 2020. And a first look at the ITV2 dating series has been revealed as Labour MP Andrew Gwynne shared a behind-the-scenes snap from the show's Salford auditions on Twitter last month. In the image, the unlikely fan, 45, pulled an animated facial expression as he captured a glimpse of potential female contestants waiting to try out for a role in the competition at ITV's MediaCityUK centre in Greater Manchester. 'Heaven or hell?' A first look at Love Island has been revealed as Labour MP Andrew Gwynne shared a behind-the-scenes snap from the show's Salford auditions on Twitter last month The politician cheekily captioned the photo: 'Heaven or Hell? Arrive at ITV @MediaCityUK to the joys of @LoveIsland auditions!' Applications for the smash hit series are currently open until November 30. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mario Falcone throws serious shade at … [Read more...] about Love Island: First look at the winter edition is revealed as Labour MP Andrew Gwynne shares behind-the-scenes snap from Salford auditions
Unless you’re fixated on the intricate details of Labour’s internal processes, you’ll be forgiven for assuming that any MP who is critical of Jeremy Corbyn can expect to be booted out of the parliamentary party. There is currently a drip, drip of stories coming out about Labour MPs being “triggered”. But the reality is that, far from facilitating a Corbynite takeover, the trigger-ballot battles taking place across the country have allowed the Labour leader’s critics to come out largely unscathed and better organised than ever. In the summer, ahead of a likely early general election, the party began its trigger-ballot process. It is a system that gives ordinary members a choice: automatically reselect your MP as a candidate, or trigger a full selection process, which could bring in a different challenger. Under new rules, an MP is “triggered” when the request for a full selection is made by either a third of local party branches or a third … [Read more...] about The panic over Labour’s ‘trigger ballots’ is misguided