The leader of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, has insisted he still supports Jeremy Corbyn after he suggested the Labour leader would consider stepping down if the party’s opinion poll ratings remain low.
The kinder and gentler politics didn’t get off to the kindest and gentlest of starts on day two of Corbyn 2.0.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies have said they believe rebellious Labour MPs could face deselection from their seats, as he prepares to assert his authority over the party if he wins the leadership race.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has agreed to back formal peace negotiations between the warring factions of the Labour party to try to prevent all-out war.
Labour MPs supporting Jeremy Corbyn are urgently seeking ways to avoid a historic split after their leader’s refusal to resign set the party on track for a ferocious leadership battle.
Jeremy Corbyn was held back by aides today after a reporter asked if he was “running away” from answering questions about his beleaguered leadership.