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  • Featured News Wales Carwyn Jones demands public support for Labour staff after rumours of Corbyn “hit list”

    Carwyn Jones demands public support for Labour staff after rumours of Corbyn “hit list”

    Carwyn Jones is “extremely angry” about reports Welsh Labour officials could be fired if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership election and has now demanded both candidates publicly support party staff. A spokesperson for the Welsh Labour leader said any interference with the way the party is run would be “totally unacceptable” from Corbyn’s office and that Jones would be writing to both candidates to ask for their public support for the party’s staff. Huw Price, head of the press office, and […]

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  • Featured News Scotland No Labour alliance with SNP in fight against austerity, says Corbyn

    No Labour alliance with SNP in fight against austerity, says Corbyn

    Labour will not look for an alliance with the SNP because they are not “reliable allies” in the fight against austerity, Jeremy Corbyn has said ahead of tonight’s leadership hustings in Glasgow. A number of high-profile Corbynites, including Shadow Scotland Secretary Dave Anderson and Shadow Defence Secretary Clive Lewis, have floated the idea of working with the Scottish Nationalists recently – although Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale reacted angrily to the suggestions. Now Corbyn has also come close to ruling […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Corbyn and Smith set to face hustings grilling on reviving Labour in Scotland

    Corbyn and Smith set to face hustings grilling on reviving Labour in Scotland

    Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith will tonight tussle for the leadership again when the fifth hustings event takes places in Glasgow. The incumbent and the challenger will debate one another at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and are expected to face questions over how to turn around Labour’s decline in Scotland. The party has just one MP north of Carlisle and slumped to third place in the Holyrood elections in May this year. Kezia Dugdale, leader of Scottish Labour, […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Maya Goodfellow: Smith’s plan for another referendum would spell disaster for Labour

    Maya Goodfellow: Smith’s plan for another referendum would spell disaster for Labour

    The Brexit result was a shock to the political establishment. Many of us on the left were distressed by the outcome; Leave ran a campaign fuelled by xenophobia and secured the support of 52 per cent of voters. In the days that followed, racist sentiment spilled out into the streets: migrants and people of colour were attacked. The EU debate exposed feelings of anger and resentment that had long been bubbling under the surface of English society. But the referendum […]

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  • Comment Featured Uncategorized Corbyn hasn’t done the detail – why Labour scientists are backing Owen Smith

    Corbyn hasn’t done the detail – why Labour scientists are backing Owen Smith

    Scientists for Labour members have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Owen Smith in the Labour leadership election. Our members voted to back Owen to be the next leader over Jeremy Corbyn by a margin of five to two, with three-quarters taking part in the ballot.  I believe the landslide result was due to disappointment with Corbyn’s leadership, deep unhappiness over the EU referendum result, and an excitement that a credible alternative is being offered by Smith.  Jeremy’s leadership has disappointed many […]

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