The latter is a particular challenge: most Labour members remain convinced the party was correct to shift on Brexit. With a hung parliament no longer an issue, Long-Bailey’s campaign believes the focus must be on building a strong movement in the country, particularly in communities that voted leave. Despite unfair claims that she simply represents “continuity Corbynism”, Long-Bailey has developed a clear critique of what went wrong in the election, not least the lack of a clear vision or narrative. Her challenge remains persuading Corbyn voters who have defected to Starmer that her leadership would sufficiently break with the mistakes of the past; so far, she has not succeeded in doing so. … [Read more...] about All the Labour candidates have tacked to the left, but do they really mean it?
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However, the leadership may yet be prepared to accept three of the four missing examples, but an impasse remains over a fourth – “claiming that the existence of a state of Israel is a racist endeavour”, because of concerns about hindering legitimate criticism of Israel’s creation. … [Read more...] about Labour antisemitism row: adopt standard definition and end infighting, says GMB
“This process has been a farce and a disgrace. It has plainly been designed to silence our client for his legitimate, honestly held criticisms of Mr Corbyn’s failure to address the scourge of antisemitism in the Labour party,” the solicitors wrote. … [Read more...] about Labour trying to purge Corbyn antisemitism critics, says Hodge
Corbyn posted several times in the group after being tagged in posts. He left the group in 2015, around the time he became Labour leader, although the party has not confirmed whether it was before or after he won the leadership contest, or what motivated his departure. … [Read more...] about Labour suspends party members in ‘antisemitic’ Facebook group
“Not doing so – and particularly without adequate consultation – was insensitive and bound to lead to misunderstanding, and also served to distract attention from the real issues at stake. It would be for the best if all 11 were now agreed, so the party can move on,” he went on. … [Read more...] about Labour antisemitism row: Unite boss accuses Jewish leaders of ‘truculent hostility’