Electing Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader would be a backward move that risks creating a one-governing-party state dominated by the Conservatives, David Miliband has warned.
If news is supposed to be what no one expects to happen, then Gordon Brown may have been wasting his time in London on Sunday.
A composite candidate assembled from the policies, passions and experience of the six people who hope to run for Labour in the London mayoral election next year would be close to ideal.
Gordon Brown has become the latest senior Labour figure to warn against choosing Jeremy Corbyn as the party’s next leader, arguing he could damage international relations by allying with Hezbollah, Hamas, Hugo Chavez’s successor in Venezuela and Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Jeremy Corbyn is more popular than the other Labour leadership candidates with the wider electorate and fares particularly well with Ukip supporters as well as those from his own party, a Survation poll suggests.
Labour campaigners in Scotland have hailed Jeremy Corbyn as a likely saviour of their demoralised party after more than 2,000 supporters packed out a series of campaign rallies in four Scottish cities.
One of Sir Edward Heath’s closest advisers has said allegations against the former prime minister are “so totally uncharacteristic and unlikely” that he does not believe them to be true.
David Cameron said recently that the government had not wasted a single day since it was elected.
Gordon Brown will break his silence on the Labour leadership contest this weekend after a string of senior figures from Tony Blair to Alan Johnson warned that electing the frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn could split the party.
Momentum, the leftwing grassroots organisation set up last autumn to support Jeremy Corbyn, is preparing to confront MPs in open revolt against the party’s leader, and throw its weight behind hisre-election in a new leadership contest.
The prospect of a parliamentary fightback against the result of the EU referendum gathered pace on Sunday, with pro-remain figures saying they would not “roll over and give up”.
Hilary BennThe shadow foreign secretary was sacked in a 1am phone call on Sunday after making clear that he had lost faith in Corbyn’s leadership.