September 29, 2016 6:05 AM Jeremy Corbyn tells supporters ’21st century socialism’ can see party win election
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted Labour can be voted into government by promoting “socialism of the 21st century” under his leadership. In a keynote speech closing what has been a deeply divided conference in Liverpool, the man who was re-elected to the top of the UK party on Saturday urged members to “end the trench warfare” and unite to take on the Conservatives 17
September 28, 2016 9:17 PM What does Jeremy Corbyn’s speech mean for blokes like Tom?
This week the (newly re-elected) leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he wanted to change Britain "for the benefit of working people". People like Tom. We've looked at his speech to see what Tom would have to gain from voting Labour. (And by the way, Tom might be voting sooner than you think because Labour expect a sudden general election 12
September 28, 2016 8:11 PM They all want to change the world. But with the far-left Jeremy Corbyn entrenched as their leader, Labour’s half-million members will end up frustrated
THE key moment of this year’s Labour conference came before it began, when Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as leader against his challenger, Owen Smith, with the support of 62% of party members, an even bigger majority than he took last year. Young Corbynites were duly energised; backers of Momentum, a grass roots pro-Corbyn group, were positively sunny 19
September 28, 2016 5:31 PM How post-Brexit could well work to Corbyn’s advantage
Labour, Liberal Democrats, the SNP and a group of Tories led by the former Chancellor Ken Clarke have claimed that Parliament has been usurped by a “Brexit dictatorship”. They say MPs, not Number 10, should decide whether or not Britain remains in the single market after Brexit. SNP and Labour MPs have been working together on a Claim of Right for Westminster 23
September 28, 2016 5:31 PM Labour Conference: Who Had Good Week/Bad Week?
The spotlight falls on big hitters including Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson, Sadiq Khan, Keith Vaz and John McDonnell. 1. Tom Watson: Labour's burly bruiser of a deputy leader, whose reputation up to now has been more of a backroom fixer than great orator, gave arguably the best speech of the week. It was packed with passion and delivered with an aplomb and style 16
September 28, 2016 4:33 PM Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour to 'end trench warfare'
The leader of the fractured party was given a standing ovation as he promises to deliver "the socialism of the 21st century". Speaking at the Labour conference in Liverpool, the leader promised to deliver "the socialism of the 21st century". Days after being re-elected head of his fractured party, he urged delegates to "end the trench warfare" and reunite 17
September 28, 2016 3:13 PM Labour conference: Are immigration levels too high?
Jeremy Corbyn says he is happy with current net migration and Labour's focus should be not on reducing levels but helping individual communities to manage the pressure on public services from migrant inflows. Do Labour activists agree with him that overall numbers are not a problem? Net migration is probably too high but that should not distract from the bigger 12
September 28, 2016 3:13 PM Andy Burnham: UK seen as hostile and divided post-Brexit
The UK is starting to be seen as a "divided, hostile and narrow-minded" country since its vote to leave the EU, Andy Burnham has warned. In his last conference speech as shadow home secretary, Mr Burnham accused the government of planning a "hard-line, right-wing" exit from the EU. He said Labour must fight for a "fair Brexit" that addressed immigration 19
September 28, 2016 2:49 PM What do people see in Jeremy Corbyn?
What do you see in the picture below? Optical illusions are curious, and powerful, dividing us into three groups. Some see in this image a beautiful young woman. Some see a craggy looking old lady. Those with lucky eyes can see both. And after five days of talking to delegates in Liverpool, it is astonishing how different their impressions of their leader 13
September 28, 2016 2:49 PM Welsh Labour correct Corbyn after schools gaffe
The Labour conference is over. Jeremy Corbyn told delegates to go back to their constituencies to prepare for a snap election, if not for government. The leader has had a mixed week. The failure of the Owen Smith challenge left Mr Corbyn's leadership stronger than at the end of the summer than at the beginning. The word 'mandate' featured in many of his speeches 18