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  • Comment Europe Featured Jeremy’s unshakeable values will take him to Downing Street – Thornberry speech

    Jeremy’s unshakeable values will take him to Downing Street – Thornberry speech

    Chair, Conference – It’s a pleasure to be back here in Brighton and Hove. A city which we can say – once again – has no Tory MPs. And it’s a pleasure to be taking part in a debate where our delegates have such a strong voice, And we should all thank Kate Osamor and Nia Griffith who have allowed me to speak on their behalf today so our delegates could have more time. And let me say as well […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured May is robotically marching towards an extreme Brexit – Keir Starmer speech

    May is robotically marching towards an extreme Brexit – Keir Starmer speech

    This is the full text of the speech delivered at Labour conference today by Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary. Thank you conference.  Thank you to everyone who has taken part this morning. Thank you also to Labour’s fantastic Shadow Brexit team: Jenny Chapman; Paul Blomfield; Matt Pennycook; Dianne Hayter; Karin Smyth; Emma Hardy; and Jess Morden. Believe you me, they could all have chosen easier jobs in the last year. What a year it has been. Article 50 triggered. […]

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  • Comment Featured Unions Len McCluskey: End the misery of austerity and keep the Corbyn flag flying

    Len McCluskey: End the misery of austerity and keep the Corbyn flag flying

    This is the full text of the speech delivered at Labour conference today by Unite general secretary Len McCluskey. Chair, Conference, Len McCluskey, Unite, moving composite motion. All motions this week, seek to develop the policy of our Party But they’re not starting from scratch In fact, they stand on the shoulder of a giant. That giant is Labour’s Manifesto 2017. The manifesto that got us our highest vote this century. For the first time in generations we had a […]

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  • Europe Featured News McDonnell insists Labour is not ignoring Brexit despite row over conference debate

    McDonnell insists Labour is not ignoring Brexit despite row over conference debate

    John McDonnell has rejected claims that Labour will not be debating Brexit at party conference and said members want to “build a consensus” on the topic. He said Brexit wasn’t being ignored and said the Labour Party was putting members at the heart of the discussion on conference scheduling. “I think you’ve got this wrong. There will be a debate about Brexit, a very thorough one,” the shadow chancellor told the Today programme. “Keir Starmer will be introducing it, there will be the […]

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  • Europe Featured News Creagh leads chorus of MP criticism over Brexit debate snub

    Creagh leads chorus of MP criticism over Brexit debate snub

    A former shadow cabinet minister has accused Labour of “ducking the biggest issue of the day” by not scheduling a full debate on Brexit on the floor off conference. Mary Creagh, Labour MP and former shadow environment secretary, spoke out last night as a wave of MPs reacted angrily to the decision by the conference arrangements committee. Speaking to Carolyn Quinn on Radio 4’s Westminster Hour, Creagh said: “The prospect of leaving the European Union is already costing jobs in our […]

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