Update: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not step down, adding he will not “betray the trust” of those who elected him, according to Sky News.
CORBYN STATEMENT: says he’s not going anywhere and he will be a candidate in a leadership election pic.twitter.com/El6CoL26Ns
— Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) June 26, 2016
As we detailed earlier…
“Jeremy [Corbyn] is a good and decent man but he’s not a leader. And that’s a problem,” exclaims Senior Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn who was fired after calling on Jeremy Corbyn to quit as party leader. His firing has triggered revolt among Corbyn’s shadow cabinet… Continue reading »
Let 3,000 Calais Migrants Come To UK: Corbyn
The Government denies it is not doing enough as David Cameron considers taking thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.
Jeremy Corbyn has told Sky News up to 3,000 people waiting in makeshift camps in Calais should be processed if they want to come to Britain.
The Labour leader said that the Labour Party has been too defensive about its immigration record and failed to make the case for the benefits of migration.
Speaking during a visit to a refugee camp in Dunkirk, Mr Corbyn said Britain should follow Germany’s example in “doing its part” to help deal with the migrant crisis engulfing Europe.
How low can a politician go? It seems David Cameron is trying his best to find out.
For those of you not paying attention to politics across the pond, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is desperately trying to secure backing for his enthusiastic push to start bombing Syria. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is proving to be a significant thorn in his side, so this is how Cameron is fighting back.
From the Guardian:
David Cameron has appealed to Conservative MPs to give him an overall parliamentary majority in favour of military action in Syria by warning them against voting alongside “Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathizers”.
“You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathizers,” the prime minister reportedly told the committee. Continue reading »
A new poll has refuted his opponents’ accusations that prospective Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will lead Labour to electoral oblivion, after it showed that he is significantly more popular than his rivals with a broad cross-section of the public.
…as well as which of the four candidates possess these characteristics. pic.twitter.com/3eY9d6XfaE
— Survation. (@Survation) August 14, 2015
The poll, conducted by Survation, showed more than 1,000 people four one-minute videos of the potential Labour leadership candidates expressing their views on a political talk show before interviewing them. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Hope on the horizon?”
A Labour leader breaking with the past 14 years of disastrous UK wars will provide a huge problem for David Cameron’s warmongering.
– Will shockwaves if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader include the trial of Tony Blair? (Stop The War Coalition, Aug 5, 2015):
A LABOUR leader who might actually support seeking justice over the illegal Iraq war? Only a few weeks ago such a thought would barely merit consideration.
The three original candidates have none of them distinguished themselves over foreign policy or of opposing foreign wars. But now, in an interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitles, frontrunner in the leadership campaign Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear that he would support such moves against Tony Blair and others involved in the prosecution of the Iraq war, if the evidence was there to suggest that they had committed war crimes. Continue reading »