Labour suspends party members in ‘antisemitic’ Facebook group

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Labour suspends party members in ‘antisemitic’ Facebook group Jeremy Corbyn was active in closed group Palestine Live but says he did not see offensive posts and left in 2015 Labour has suspended several party members who posted in a closed … Continue reading

Monday afternoon updates included Westminster sex scandal: Theresa May to call for ‘culture of respect’

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Tory rape claim: Andrea Leadsom ‘knew of criminal investigation but took no action’ Andrea Leadsom was told that police were conducting a criminal investigation after a senior Conservative was reported for an allegation of rape but did not take any further … Continue reading

Clive Lewis accused of groping woman at Labour’s 2017 conference

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Exclusive: A Labour activist says the prominent MP inappropriately touched her at Momentum’s fringe event Labour is investigating an official complaint that a prominent MP groped a woman at the party’s annual conference just weeks ago, The Independent can reveal. … Continue reading

Exodus of Labour moderates to pre-empt purge

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Moderate Labour MPs, angered by plans by Jeremy Corbyn’s allies to deselect them, are poised to stand down, triggering a string of potentially damaging by-elections. A party insider said MPs were prepared to quit after Corbyn’s allies signalled that they … Continue reading

Labour reshuffle: Abbott to shadow home secretary and Sarah Champion has been made shadow women and equalities minister

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Diane Abbott has been promoted to shadow home secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle of his shadow cabinet. Shami Chakrabarti is shadow Attorney General while Jo Stevens is the new shadow Welsh secretary. Dame Rosie Winterton was replaced by Nick Brown … Continue reading