'That's b******s': Long-Bailey says Jeremy Corbyn's catastrophic election defeat does not mean voters rejected socialism The leading left-wing candidate to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader insisted that it was 'b******s' to suggest British voters did not want socialism - despite the party's election humiliation, it was revealed today. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn appears to back Rebecca Long-Bailey to replace him as Labour leader by ‘hailing her as our candidate’ at hard-Left event’
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The Labour party has just launched Disability Labour: an affiliate of the party designed to support the interests of disabled people. It's run by a newly elected executive committee – all disabled themselves – and, for £15, disabled Labour party members are being asked to join. I will. Go to the website – this is a pre-election call to arms. David Cameron is putting the rights of disabled people "under threat", it says. Labour, meanwhile, would scrap the bedroom tax – which is disproportionately hitting disabled people with a "spare" room where they store vital equipment or a carer can stay the night. It also plans to tackle hate crime, disability poverty and the "demeaning" rhetoric around disabled people. … [Read more...] about Will Disability Labour give us back our dignity?
'I was in a state of shock and it was as if everything I believed [was] being ripped up before my very eyes, that everything we fought and we're so proud of was suddenly invalidated, [that] no-one wanted us, no-one wanted socialism,' she said in a recording leaked to the Huffington Post website. … [Read more...] about ‘That’s b******s’: Rebecca Long-Bailey says Jeremy Corbyn’s catastrophic election defeat does not mean voters rejected socialism but admits the result left her ‘in a state of shock’ because she was convinced ‘everyone loved the Labour party’
The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, spoke critically of the customs partnership, but was not vocal in favour of the max-fac option either, one source said. “He wasn’t leading the charge against it, but both he and Sajid made clear that they had significant reservations about the partnership option.” … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid joins hard-Brexiters to derail PM on customs plan
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