Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield says anti-Semitic Labour party members should visit Auschwitz

Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield says anti-Semitic Labour party members should visit Auschwitz

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has long opposed that idea, but he and other party leaders are under pressure to change their minds.

"But when Theresa May comes back with a supposed deal, we'll see what she comes back with, we'll put it against the tests we have advocated, the main test is about protecting jobs and the economy", he said.

Corbyn joined local MP Dan Carden at Anfield, meeting with the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative before kick-off and paying his respects at the Hillsborough memorial ahead of the game.

Corbyn's second in command, finance spokesman John McDonnell repeated that Labour was getting ready for an election. The pair opted not to take hospitality seating, showing their socialist values.

Malcolm Brown at Labour Party conference.

Anti-Brexit campaigners" hopes that Labour would commit itself to a second referendum on European Union withdrawal suffered a setback after conference delegates were offered the opportunity only to keep the option of a so-called People's Vote "on the table'.

"It was then agreed that if we can not get a general election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote".

As activists assembled in Liverpool for their annual gathering, Jeremy Corbyn said he would still prefer to force a general election by defeating Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan in the Commons.

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Labour MP David Lammy described the motion as "farcical".

With the United Kingdom and the European Union at an impasse in divorce talks, many Labour members think the left-of-center party has the power and a duty to force a new referendum that could reverse Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc.

To drive home the message, several thousand People's Vote supporters marched through Liverpool on Sunday, waving blue-and-yellow EU flags alongside Union Jacks and holding signs reading "Exit from Brexit" and a few ruder slogans.

Mr McDonnell said: "The issue now, if we are going to respect the last referendum, it will be about the deal".

However, speaking to BBC Breakfast, shadow housing and communities minister Andrew Gwynne stopped short of repeating his bosses' support for a people's vote if it is the wish of party members. But for those, especially outside the capital, who voted to leave in frustration at a system they say is stacked against them, Brexit offers opportunity.

Mr Watson told The Observer: "Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour Party back to its members".

But delegates at the party's annual conference in Liverpool backed a proposal for that threshold to be reduced to 33%.

The comments revived memories of the party's battles of the 1980s, when then leader Neil Kinnock denounced "the grotesque chaos of a Labour council - a Labour council - hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out redundancy notices to its own workers". "And if they didn't where would we be then?"

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