Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition

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Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition Activists divide on issues such as trans women on all-female shortlists A veteran feminist and opponent of government plans to streamline how people can legally change their gender aims to set up a … Continue reading

Labour MP’s ‘abusive comments’ to woman could spark inquiry, McDonnell says

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Abusive comments allegedly made by under-fire Labour MP Jared O’Mara to a constituent are “unacceptable” and could trigger an internal investigation, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said. Mr O’Mara “categorically denies” the claim he called his Sheffield Hallam constituent Sophie Evans … Continue reading

Fight for Labour heartlands only just beginning as party slams Tory’s ‘savage attack’ on working people

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has suggested the fight for Labour’s Northern heartlands is only just beginning, as he claimed voters would soon start waking up to the “threat” posed by another Tory government. Speaking in the wake of the Conservative … 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

Suspended Labour donor Michael Foster ‘victim of purge’

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A prominent Labour donor says his suspension from the party for likening Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership to Nazi stormtroopers is part of a “purge”. Michael Foster made the comparison in a Mail on Sunday article last month after he lost a … Continue reading

We’ve got to stop these Corbyn opponents out to destroy Labour: McDonnell

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SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell has lashed out at opponents of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to “destroy” the Labour Party in order to get rid of their leader. Mr McDonnell said there was a “small group” within the party … Continue reading

Labour activists seek rule change to ban anti-Semitic members

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Labour activists seek rule change to ban anti-Semitic members Labour MPs and activists are trying to change party rules to make it easier to expel anti-Semitic members, with clear cases to result in a lifetime ban. Local parties are set … Continue reading