A split in the Labour party would risk repeating the Thatcher years of “unfettered power” for the Conservatives, Labour’s former foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett has said, amid concerns that the battle for leadership of the party could create an irreparable divide.
The former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has accused Jeremy Corbyn of showing “ignorance, lack of concern, or willingness to let the Tory Brexiters run amok” after the EU referendum, as he endorsed Owen Smith for leadership of the party.
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign suffered a setback on Thursday after an unexpected Court of Appeal victory for the party’s ruling body that will bar thousands of the leader’s supporters from voting.
The chancellor has been told to go further after promising to invest billions of pounds in projects currently funded by the EU after the UK leaves the union.
Ukip’s leadership contest has been thrown into fresh controversy as a leaked email reveals that the party was threatened with legal action by two of the candidates if frontrunner Steven Woolfe were allowed to stand.
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Owen Smith, the challenger in the Labour leadership contest, launched a series of scathing attacks on Jeremy Corbyn at a hard-fought public hustings in Gateshead on Thursday night, as the struggle for the future of the party intensified.
Clutching Momentum and socialist party banners, and placards reading “Geordies got ya back Corbyn”, a crowd of about 50 people swarmed around the Labour leader as he arrived at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead on Thursday evening, chanting his name as he got out of his car. Owen Smith received no such welcome.
Will Theresa May try to call an early general election? With Labour in such obvious disarray and her own Commons majority consisting of just 12 possibly disloyal MPs, the temptation must be obvious.
The bodies of two women have been found beneath a message calling for the release of jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot, Russian investigators have said.
Labour’s divisions will become irreconcilable and the damage to the party terminal if it enters another year of bitter infighting after Jeremy Corbyn’s likely re-election, a senior shadow cabinet member has warned.
Hostilities resumed in the battle for the soul of the Labour party at its conference in Liverpool on Sunday as Jeremy Corbyn’s critics insisted they would not be silenced, just a day after he won a convincing victory over leadership challenger, Owen Smith.
The actor Tracy Brabin has been selected as the Labour party’s candidate to replace Jo Cox as MP for Batley and Spen.
“You OK?” John McDonnell inquired softly as he passed John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, and a chief critic of the Corbyn project.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies have proposed a system under which the leader would appoint his own shadow cabinet and then put the entire team to a vote of Labour MPs, the Guardian understands.
Britain would be able to request an “emergency brake” on in-work benefits for EU migrants for up to four years, subject to permission from other member states, under proposals from Brussels to address David Cameron’s demands.
The EU referendum on 23 June will take place in the middle of the Euro 2016 football championships.
Labour has been plunged into its “greatest crisis for generations” as a leadership bid was launched against Jeremy Corbyn and its biggest union donor waged war on the party’s deputy leader.
Owen Smith has launched his campaign for the Labour leadership by vowing to re-write the party’s constitution to put tackling inequality at the heart of their pitch for government.
The uncertain status of EU nationals living in the UK is “one of our main cards” in the Brexit negotiations with the bloc, Liam Fox has said.
Diane James has quit as Ukip leader after just 18 days in the job, saying she had enjoyed the support of members but not party colleagues.
David Davis has dismissed the idea that he and other prominent leave campaigners were put in charge of Brexit so they could be held responsible if it went wrong, saying “there will be plenty of blame to go round” if that were to happen.