It’s the classic small party dilemma – do you accept recruits and defectors, even when they come with baggage?
The evidence suggests it would be a damaging mistake, but Labour is pressing on regardless.
Obviously Conservative discipline is in tatters. But, intriguingly, Labour’s isn’t looking great either.
Just when Corbyn ought to be riding high, even the chairman of the Labour Party is ignoring whipped votes.
Remainers demand a simple vote on the idea of a second referendum, but are reluctant to actually hold one
They are at least on-brand in refusing to accept the result of the vote on the proposal which has already taken place – which they lost.
Hamas, Hezbollah, the IRA, Assad, Maduro, dodgy Czech ‘diplomats’, Iranian propagandists….the list goes on.
Flawed, of dubious judgement, and late to the fight. But if he’s the only big beast willing to challenge anti-semitism, at least it’s better than nothing.
It rarely worked for the Conservatives when they tried to out-UKIP UKIP.
He’s a Brownite of Brownites with a Leave-voting seat – and one of Corbyn’s main critics. Which explains why he’s going and what he’s doing.
He and others should resign their seats, and then face their voters if they wish, when they join a new political party – but not before.
Ten initial thoughts on today’s announcement by Umunna and his colleagues.
Cleverly calls on unions to take down hugely influential ‘school cuts’ site that uses ‘misleading’ statistics
Campaigners say the site influenced 871,000 voters and prevented a Conservative majority. The Statistics Authority says its calculations are wrong.
He evidently believes that the Government will teeter before he does, and that his backbench Europhiles lack the gumption to move against him.
Thornberry can’t “guarantee” her foreign policy won’t indulge human rights abusers when Corbyn does exactly that
The Shadow Foreign Secretary is making pledges her leader seems unlikely to honour.
Losing 150,000 members, and the money that comes with them, has knock-on effects for the Opposition and for the Conservative Party.
On the Cooper amendment, 25 Labour MPs either rebelled or abstained – including half a dozen shadow ministers.