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Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
Contempt for the Labour leader is no substitute for the hard work of showing why his policies are wrong
Corbyn has been wily enough not to plunge into the Brexit trap set for him by Johnson.
McDonnell’s promise of a four-day working week with no loss of pay is an attempt to defy economic gravity
The workers being promised fewer hours for the same money would also have to fund huge increases in the cost of public services.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
Corbyn has upped his rhetorical game – and he appears to be developing his political savvy a bit, too
His promises are unaffordable, and his spending plans are reckless, but he has started to offer retail policies.
“We have defined the new common sense,” the Labour leader tells his Party conference.
It’s a bold gambit. The Labour Party may be changing, but the people the Shadow Brexit Secretary is taking on still have claws.
The Shadow Brexit Secretary’s comment is at odds with his colleague the Shadow Chancellor.
Rayner’s new proposals would mean that the progress we have seen over the last eight years would be sacrificed – and it is our kids that would pay the price.
Rees-Mogg on Javid’s approach to the post-Brexit immigration system. And he sees no way in which Parliament can block Brexit if the Government holds its nerve.
McDonnell is more dangerous than Corbyn – not just because he’s more extreme, but because he is more intelligent
Even the Labour Party itself seems aware that the Shadow Chancellor is visibly more wily than his leader.
WATCH: McDonnell – “The full weight of the Treasury will…take on any vested interest that try to thwart the will of the people”
The Shadow Chancellor praises Corbyn’s “dignity” in the face of “vilification” by the media.
On the question of a second referendum, Labour’s easiest answer is yet more careful, deniable ambiguity
Corbyn is willing to bend his principles. But he and his advisers will cling more closely to their strategy of being all things to all sides.
The Labour leader then refuses to comment on his experience of being accused of racism by Margaret Hodge.