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September 26, 2016 7:59 PM Labour shadow defence secretary's 'anger' over Trident speech change

At the Liverpool conference, Lewis said: "As you know, I am sceptical about Trident renewal, as are many here. He had planned to say that he thought Labour should stick to its policy and the new Trident submarine should be built. But moments before his speech, Corbyn saw it and Milne immediately took the line out of the speech in the autocue room. Following 11

September 26, 2016 3:57 PM Labour's Clive Lewis plays down Trident speech row

Labour's shadow defence secretary has played down reports of a clash over last-minute alterations to his party conference speech. Clive Lewis said he was "really pleased" with the speech, adding there was "nothing to see here". He is believed to have been prevented from committing to Labour policy to renew the UK's nuclear weapons system. A senior Labour 10

September 26, 2016 12:07 PM Jeremy Corbyn is slammed AGAIN for failing to tackle anti-Semitism after a Momentum activist claims it has been 'weaponised' against the Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn is failing to tackle anti-Semitism in the party an MP warned today after an activist claimed racism had been 'weaponised' against the Labour leader. Wes Streeting, a fierce critic of Mr Corbyn and chair of the all-party parliamentary group on British Jews, spoke out as the issue came to the fore again at the party's conference. On the fringes 16

September 26, 2016 10:40 AM UK opposition Labour plans borrowing to revive industry, win back supporters

Britain's opposition Labour Party promised on Monday to use borrowed money to protect struggling industries and spur growth, setting out an economic policy it hopes will re-engage with working class voters who backed leaving the European Union. Britain’s opposition Labour Party promised on Monday to use borrowed money to protect struggling industries 21

September 26, 2016 10:40 AM Shadow Defence Secretary Clive Lewis Forced To Keep Open Possibility Of Dumping Trident

Message to unions: 'Your members help defend us - we will help defend them' In his speech, Lewis said: “As you know, I am sceptical about Trident renewal, as are many here. But I am clear that our Party has a policy for Trident renewal.” He had planned to then add at that point in the speech his pledge not to unpick party policy, but a senior aide to Corbyn 11

September 26, 2016 9:40 AM Row over Welsh seat on Labour's governing body

Jeremy Corbyn and his allies have tried to overturn the NEC's decision on how new NEC seats for Scotland and Wales are chosen. I want to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his clear win in this leadership contest. There is no doubt that the Labour Party has changed under his leadership, he has mobilised huge numbers of people over the last 12 months, many of whom are here at Conference 11

September 26, 2016 8:54 AM Labour to announce it will ban fracking if it wins election

Shadow energy and climate change secretary Barry Gardiner will tell the party's annual conference in Liverpool that a Labour government would introduce an "outright ban" on the controversial practice. He will say: "Today I am announcing that the next Labour government will ban fracking in the UK. Fracking locks us into an energy infrastructure that is based 20

September 26, 2016 6:55 AM John McDonnell says he 'picked brains' of Ed Miliband's team

The shadow chancellor admits to "picking the brains" of Ed Miliband's team to help guide them in forming policy. In his big set-piece speech to Labour's conference in Liverpool, Mr McDonnell will pledge a post-Brexit "manufacturing renaissance". He will accuse the Government of undermining UK industry's potential by cutting scientific research spending 21

September 26, 2016 6:22 AM John McDonnell: Intervention key to post-Brexit prosperity

A future Labour government would intervene in the economy to bring about a "manufacturing renaissance", shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to say. Digital advances are encouraging firms to return to the UK but the Conservatives are "too blinkered by their ideology" to take advantage, he will tell the party's conference. Labour, he will say, will not stand 17

September 26, 2016 4:00 AM Labour conference in Liverpool

The conference takes place at ACC Liverpool and continues until Wednesday The Labour conference is well underway with the election of its leader Jeremy Corbyn and party business continues into the second day. The official party conference begins in the main hall at 9.30am with an open session on international topics but most of the day will be focused 15