source Getty Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party is in crisis and risk a potential split in the party over an ongoing row about the definition of anti-Semitism Corbyn’s office remain unmoved on their refusal to recognise the entirety of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition. The row has reignited longstanding suspicions by some Jewish people that Corbyn and his allies hold anti-Semitic views. However, with pressure being exerted by key figures such as GMB leader Tim Roache and Momentum founder Jon Lansman, Corbyn is under growing pressure to shift. Failure to do so could cause a major rupture in the party. LONDON – Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party is facing the most significant chance of a split since the 1980s, with relations between the leader and his MPs now more strained than ever. The row centres on Corbyn’s refusal to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition … [Read more...] about Why Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semitism crisis risks a major split in the Labour party
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caption Labour leader source Getty The Labour leader finally responded to multiple accusations of anti-Semitism in a newspaper article, but was criticised for appearing to lift two key passages from a previous article he published in April. Two passages from the Guardian piece published on Friday are almost identical to ones published in an Evening Standard article. Critics also pointed out that Corbyn timed the article to be published online on Friday evening for a Saturday newspaper, meaning that observant Jews – who are bound to observe Sabbath – would not be able to engage with the article until Sunday. LONDON – Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appears to have copied-and-pasted two passages from a previous article he published in his latest apology for anti-Semitism within the Labour party. After a week of allegations of anti-Semitism, the Labour leader finally broke his silence on Friday … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn ‘copied and pasted’ Labour anti-Semitism apology from previous article
source Jack Taylor/Getty Images Theresa May’s government defeats Brexit amendments which sought to keep Britain in the single market and stay in a customs union with the European Union. A majority of MPs defeated attempts to turn the prime minister’s Brexit policy on its head on Wednesday. The government won the EEA/single market amendment with a majority of 201, and the customs union amendment with a majority of 28. 90 Labour MPs rebel against Jeremy Corbyn in the vote on the EEA/single market, while 6 resigned from senior positions immediately before the vote. The battle over customs is far from over. MPs will vote again on the issue later in the summer. Yesterday May agreed in principle to give MPs significant powers to shape the Brexit process. LONDON – Theresa May avoided defeats on key pillars of her Brexit … [Read more...] about Theresa May wins key Brexit votes as Jeremy Corbyn suffers huge Labour rebellion
caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. source Leon Neal / Getty Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacks the “destructive,” “pernicious and undemocratic” City of London in a speech. Corbyn wants a “fundamental rethink of whom finance should serve and how it should be regulated.” This is the second time in less than three months that Corbyn has aggressively attacked the UK’s financial sector, suggesting he is truly serious about taking it on. LONDON – Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his tough stance on the City of London on Tuesday, proving he is serious about pursuing a “serious rethink” of how the UK’s financial sector works. Corbyn said in a speech to the annual conference of the manufacturers’ trade association, the EEF, that a Labour government “will make finance the servants of industry instead of the masters of us … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn doubles down on attacks against the ‘pernicious’ and ‘destructive’ City of London
A revolution is coming to Ottawa in two weeks.For the past two years, the Leap Manifesto has been a disruptive force within New Democratic Party politics. Now, on the eve of the federal NDP convention this month, top organizers for U.S. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn are coming to town to lend the Leap movement support.That leftist movement — led by prominent Canadian activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis — will stir things up whether the current NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh, likes it or not.“Courage to Leap” is the title of the Feb. 15 event, and the marquee speakers are disrupters themselves from the nations of Donald Trump and Brexit. Among them: Becky Bond, a senior adviser to Sanders and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries; Emma Rees and Adam Klug from the Momentum U.K. movement; and Marsha De Cordova, a Labour MP and Corbyn’s shadow minister for disabled people.Bond, who has been carrying a battered old copy of … [Read more...] about Are Leap movement and advisers to Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn crashing the NDP’s party?