He took a big gamble to get the People’s Army back on the front foot, and lost.
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At best, sending him to Guantanamo failed – and at worst it backfired spectacularly.
Exports are up more than 70 per cent.
In the last year he has lost much of his grassroots support and a powerful patron, leaving him without political armour.
He and his Party are used to weathering negative coverage – even when it’s true.
It’s still winnable, but there are warning signs for the wider Party and its leadership.
Owen Jones is rewriting history.
The fantasy that the Kremlin is more sinned against than sinning was once the preserve of Corbyn’s hard left. We should stop the rot.
Cooper’s anger over unaccompanied child refugees should be targeted at Paris, Rome and Athens, not the Home Office
If we prioritise rescuing children from the incompetence of EU governments, that means children can be rescued from the slaughter of the Middle East.
The Brexit Bill passes the Commons unamended by 494 votes to 122. Clive Lewis quits the Shadow Cabinet.
The largest Conservative rebellion totalled just three MPs. Meanwhile, 52 Labour MPs defied Corbyn.
We publish the letter referenced by Ed Vaizey in this afternoon’s debate.
Conservative donations dipped sharply after the EU referendum. How might Party finances be restored?
The loss of Feldman, the hopelessness of Corbyn and Eurosceptic donor fatigue all play their part. CCHQ says it has a plan to get the money rolling in again.
As expected, only one Conservative – Ken Clarke – rebelled against the Government.
Conservative and SNP MPs debated into the night, while the Lib Dem and Labour benches were almost empty.
Others applauded him for “straight-talking” and argued the proposal was about silencing concerns about immigration.