Archiv: Jeremy Corbyn


13.02.2019 - 10:58 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Jeremy, stay true to your principles

Consensus is emerging within the Parliamentary Labour Party, however, around Jeremy’s proposal for an EU-wide customs union. This would include a customs-union code and a common external tariff. But this proposal needs closer scrutiny.

If this position were to be adopted, the UK would not be able to develop an independent trade policy after Brexit, as doing so would be illegal under the Treaty of Rome. The UK would not have taken back control of its trade. Our capacity to trade would be regulated and controlled by an authority over which we would have no control, influence or rights.

13.02.2019 - 10:55 [ spiked / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn is right to block a second referendum. But his Soft Brexit stance would still betray Brexit voters by keeping us in the EU in all but name. He should stand up for Labour’s great tradition of Euroscepticism, writes @BrendanChilton

11.02.2019 - 10:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Theresa May agrees to hold fresh talks with Jeremy Corbyn over his plans for a soft Brexit

In a letter to the Labour leader, the Prime Minister did not rule out Mr Corbyn’s demand for a „permanent“ customs union although she said it would present a „negotiating challenge“.

She also agreed to talks on Mr Corbyn’s call for „close alignment“ with the Single Market, as well as committing to asking Parliament if it wishes to follow EU rules on workers‘ rights and environment standards​.​

11.02.2019 - 09:58 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Theresa May accepts offer on more talks with Jeremy Corbyn to break deadlock

The Prime Minister penned a letter to Mr Corbyn on Sunday in which she questioned the Labour leader’s key call for Britain to remain in a customs union with Brussels.
But she offered concessions in other areas and said she wanted talks between Labour and Tory teams „as soon as possible“.

11.02.2019 - 09:32 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Streit um Brexit-Kurs – Zollunion? May lehnt Corbyn-Plan ab

May erteilte der zentralen Forderung von Labour-Chef Jeremy Corbyn nach einer dauerhaften Zollunion mit der EU eine Absage.

Ihr sei nicht klar, warum er eine solche Form der Handelsbeziehungen vorziehen würde, schreibt die Regierungschefin in einem von ihrem Büro veröffentlichten Brief an Corbyn.

09.02.2019 - 15:24 [ BriefingsForBrexit.com ]

Labour Party is going to take the UK out of the European Union

“Labour has set out its support for a customs union, not the customs union, and they want a close relationship with the single market, so they simply want a free trade deal”, he explained.

Commenting on remarks he had made about being a fish out of water in the House of Lords, when it is predominately a Remain upper chamber, Glasman said: “Virtually all the politicians over the past 35 years have been pro EU. They don’t seem to grasp how profoundly undemocratic the EU is and how the people in the country have turned against it. It’s been quite difficult for me socially but politically the support for leaving is actually growing.”

07.02.2019 - 16:19 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Staying in THE Customs Union is staying in the EU. Would not be able to sign independent trade deals and would be bound by all EU regulations and the EU court. Staying in A Customs Union sounds the same to me !! @labourleave

07.02.2019 - 16:11 [ Guy Verhofstadt ‏/ Twitter ]

Open discussion w/ @theresa_may. Backstop non negotiable. We’ll never abandon Ireland. I welcome @jeremycorbyn letter making a cross-party approach for the first time possible. From the hell we’re in today, there is at last hope of a heavenly solution even if it won’t be Paradise

07.02.2019 - 13:23 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Brexit: Corbyn fordert dauerhafte Zollunion mit der EU

Der britische Oppositionschef Jeremy Corbyn hat Premierministerin Theresa May Bedingungen für eine Unterstützung im Brexit-Streit gestellt. Seine Labour-Partei werde den Brexit-Kurs der Regierung unterstützen, wenn May fünf rechtlich bindende Bekenntnisse in der politischen Erklärung zu den künftigen Beziehungen mit der EU verankere, schrieb Corbyn in einem veröffentlichten Brief.

07.02.2019 - 12:57 [ Adam Bienkov, UK Political Editor of @BusinessInsider / Twitter ]

Corbyn’s letter to May does four things: 1. Shuts off claim that Labour wants to block Brexit 2. Erases Labour’s previous unworkable six tests. 3. Puts blame on May for no-deal Brexit if she refuses offer. 4. All but kills off a second referendum.

07.02.2019 - 12:51 [ Labour.org.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn lays out Labour’s five Brexit demands in letter to Theresa May

Corbyn ends the letter by suggesting further discussions with May on these proposals “with the aim of securing a sensible agreement that can win the support of parliament and bring the country together.”

FULL TEXT OF THE LETTER

07.02.2019 - 12:47 [ Jessica Elgot, political correspondent for the @guardian in the Westminster lobby / Twitter ]

Big stories on Labour in tonight’s @guardian – Corbyn writes to May setting out terms for backing Brexit deal DROPPING opposition to withdrawal agreement but demanding new clauses, including customs union in Political Declaration & written into UK law

05.02.2019 - 09:34 [ Radio Utopie ]

Ein Telefonat zwischen Corbyn und Ocasio-Cortez, schon macht sich die Kriegslobby ins Hemd

Hintergrund der Panik der internationalen Kriegslobby vor einer möglichen internationalen Allianz von etablierten Linksdemokraten, ist eine mögliche Störung des nächsten Angriffskrieges im siebzehnjährigen Terrorkrieg, nämlich den gegen Venezuela.

05.02.2019 - 09:29 [ Mark Curtis, historian/analyst of UK foreign policy ]

Guardian/Observer has been campaigning for 2 years to remove Corbyn and no surprise it backs US regime change in Venezuela. It’s the Anglo-American power elite’s main ‚liberal‘ asset in the UK.

05.02.2019 - 09:21 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

The future of Venezuela is a matter for Venezuelans. @Jeremy_Hunt’s call for more sanctions on Venezuela is wrong. We oppose outside interference in Venezuela, whether from the US or anywhere else. There needs to be dialogue and a negotiated settlement to overcome the crisis.

(1.2.2019)

03.02.2019 - 13:17 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Theresa May given boost with seven point Tory poll lead as Jeremy Corbyn calls for snap general election

The Labour Party slumped by six points from 40 per cent to 34 per cent in the past fortnight, according to a survey by Opinium for The Observer, seeing them leapfrogged by the Conservatives who went from 37 per cent to 41 per cent.

31.01.2019 - 15:01 [ Raphael Hogarth, leaders columns for @thetimes ‏/ Twitter ]

There is something mind-boggling about the fact that Corbyn both opposes the backstop because it contains a customs union that the UK could not end, and opposes the withdrawal agreement because it does not contain a commitment to a permanent customs union.

31.01.2019 - 13:22 [ theGuardian.com ]

Labour and No 10 at odds over May-Corbyn customs union talk

A spokesman for the Labour leader said shortly after the meeting broke up that May had shown a “serious engagement in the detail” of Corbyn’s proposal for a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.

A few minutes later, Downing Street responded by saying that while May had asked Corbyn questions she had not shifted her underlying position. Sources said she had told the Labour leader that the UK must be free to sign its own trade deals.

31.01.2019 - 12:04 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

What Corbyn’s meeting with May reveals about Labour’s Brexit plan

For what it’s worth, my understanding is that Corbyn sees the failure to secure a majority yesterday of the Cooper and Grieve motions – and Labour’s own one, which explicitly mentions the possibility of a referendum – as proof that MPs really don’t want a People’s Vote.

31.01.2019 - 12:00 [ theGuardian.com ]

Thursday briefing: At least they’re talking – Corbyn and May discuss Brexit

May opposes a customs union and Downing Street said that while May asked Corbyn questions, her underlying position had not shifted. Many in Westminster believe the PM could yet be pushed in the direction of a customs union and some Tory Brexiters have hinted they might back it if the backstop goes. The two party leaders will meet again soon, most likely within days.

30.01.2019 - 10:40 [ theSun.co.uk ]

WRECKERS WRECKED: Humiliated Jeremy Corbyn finally agrees to meet Theresa May for Brexit talks after 25 MPs defy his order to back anti-Brexit plot

(29.1.2019) Today Mr Corbyn revealed he would order all his MPs to support the plan, and claimed ministers have no choice but to delay Brexit for three months.

As many as 25 MPs defied Jeremy Corbyn and either voted against him or abstained tonight – including shadow ministers Melanie Onn and Tracy Brabin.

Eight Labour frontbenchers face being sacked for directly going against the Labour boss.

30.01.2019 - 07:43 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Incredibly disappointing that Labour have backed the wreckers‘ amendment to delay (and ultimately *block*) Brexit – the public aren’t falling for these games, they can see plainly the intentions of those supporting this, and this WILL cost Labour many seats. #brexit

29.01.2019 - 17:07 [ Reuters ]

UK Labour leader Corbyn says his party backs three-month Brexit delay

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday his party would back a three-month delay to Brexit if the government cannot get an exit deal approved by parliament before Feb. 26.

29.01.2019 - 16:27 [ Pippa Crerar ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn confirms Labour backing @YvetteCooperMP amendment “because to crash out without a deal, would be deeply damaging for industry and economy”. Adds that they’re supporting three months extension.

29.01.2019 - 12:16 [ Radio Utopie ]

Ticker zur „Verschiebung“ des E.U.-Austritts von Großbritannien

Das britische Parlament (House of Commons, „Unterhaus“) wird den am 29. März rechtskräftig werdenden Austritt des Landes aus der „Europäischen Union“ wieder aufheben und dessen „Verschiebung“ beschließen.

Damit fliegt die Demokratie-Simulation im Zuge der „Globalisierung“ auch im Vereinigten Königreich auf.

Analyse, Hintergründe, Livestream.

29.01.2019 - 07:40 [ Matt Dathan ‏/ Twitter ]

NEW: A group of 10-15 Labour MPs confronted the party’s chief whip Nick Brown tonight over the decision to whip in favour of Cooper and Grieve amendments. And they weren’t the usual suspects – some were hardline Corbynistas.

29.01.2019 - 07:28 [ theSun.co.uk ]

LABOUR VOTE SHIFT: Jeremy Corbyn to throw Labour’s weight behind delaying Brexit in crunch Commons vote

A group of between 10-15 MPs confronted Labour’s chief whip Nick Brown in his office last night demanding him explain the decision. Sources said the group included some of Mr Corbyn’s biggest leftie supporters.

One furious insider said: “How are we going to explain this when we claim not to be blocking Brexit but we’re effectively going to kick it into the long grass.”

28.01.2019 - 17:09 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Furious Jeremy Corbyn refuses to say if he will order his MPs to back Cooper plan to delay Brexit tomorrow in tense exchange

– Jeremy Corbyn was asked whether he would back Yvette Cooper’s plan today
– He snapped ’no comment‘ at reporters and stalked off away from questions
– Labour sources said there would be no official position from the party today
– Cooper’s plan to delay Brexit instead of a no deal will be voted on tomorrow
– But it can only succeed if Corbyn tells all his MPs to vote for it in the Commons

28.01.2019 - 06:58 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn could lose Labour 23 Leave-backing seats by frustrating Brexit

Mr Corbyn has indicated that he is willing to support Yvette Cooper’s Bill forcing the Government to seek an extension to Article 50 if no deal can be reached by February 26.

27.01.2019 - 18:53 [ Labourlist.org ]

Corbyn: “Article 50 has to be invoked now”

(24. Juni 2016) Jeremy Corbyn has said Article 50 must be invoked immediately and that a Leave vote prevailed because of anger against marginalisation and austerity.

He said the result of the poll means the exit clause – Article 50, which would give a two year period for Britain to leave – must be observed as soon as possible in an interview with the BBC.

“The British people have made their decision. We must respect that result and Article 50 has to be invoked now so that we negotiate an exit from European Union.“

25.01.2019 - 20:35 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Ten Times Leading People’s Vote Supporters Attacked Corbyn

The embattled People’s Vote campaign are dismayed that Jeremy Corbyn won’t get off the fence and back their second referendum campaign. It’s funny how they’re now begging for his help when they’ve been some of his harshest critics for years. Here’s what some leading People’s Voters really think about Corbyn:

25.01.2019 - 06:21 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The second referendum is off (for now): Remainer MPs DROP attempt to force through a ‚People’s Vote‘ and blame Corbyn for killing their chances of winning

(24.1.2019) The gang of Labour and Tory MPs who were backing a so-called People’s Vote blasted Jeremy Corbyn for killing off their chances of winning.

Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston had planned to table the ‚doctor’s amendment‘ to next Tuesday’s crunch Brexit motion to demand a second referendum.

But stood outside Parliament this morning flanked by pro-EU Labour MPs Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna, she announced a U-turn.

25.01.2019 - 06:20 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs drop plan to put fresh referendum to Commons vote

Members of the the cross-party People’s Vote campaign have admitted they don’t yet have enough support from MPs to get another EU referendum.

25.01.2019 - 06:17 [ Sky News ]

Most Britons oppose second EU referendum, Sky Data poll reveals

(20.1.2019) The results came as at least two cross-party groups of MPs plan to table amendments in the House of Commons to delay or frustrate Mrs May’s Brexit plans.

One group, including senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory former minister Nick Boles, is backing a bill to suspend the Article 50 withdrawal process if there is no new deal with Brussels by the end of February.

25.01.2019 - 06:09 [ LBC.co.uk ]

Furious Labour Member Vows To Vote Tory If Corbyn Backs Second Referendum

Having been a Labour member since the 80’s, he told LBC: “If Jeremy Corbyn goes for a People’s Vote and there’s a general election I will not vote for Labour.

“I will not vote Labour again, I’m absolutely sickened.”

He then turned his anger towards Labour MPs, who he accused of “acting disgracefully”.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Spiked ]

Corbyn is no democrat

Indeed, some of the more stinging critiques have come from the left. Guardian columnist Owen Jones, a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, declared the People’s Vote campaign an ‘absolute disaster’. If there is another referendum, he says, ‘and they run the Remain campaign, we might as well chalk up a second Leave victory now’.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Buzzfeed.com ]

The Campaign For A People’s Vote On Brexit Has Descended Into Infighting And Splits

(22.1.2019) Pro-Remain MPs and officials on the People’s Vote campaign are split on the overarching strategy of how to secure a public vote, on campaign events and tactics, whether People’s Vote should run the Remain campaign if a second referendum is called, and over the actions and motivations of its leading politicians, the sources said.

The ongoing internal wrangling is making it less likely that the Labour party will ultimately back a public vote, a shadow minister and a senior Labour backbencher told BuzzFeed News.

25.01.2019 - 05:38 [ inews.co.uk ]

Diane Abbott breaks with Labour policy to back second EU referendum

(29.11.2017) After her comments were disclosed, the Shadow Home Secretary said her remarks were “poorly worded” and insisted there was “no important story here”.

25.01.2019 - 05:36 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Diane Abbott misses historic Brexit vote because she was ‚taken ill‘

(1.2.2017) She added: “Are we going to vote with the Tories come what may? This is a question of opening the process. We will seek to amend and, if we are not able to get any of our amendments through, clearly we will have to review our position.”

25.01.2019 - 05:32 [ Spiked / Twitter ]

“Why is Diane Abbott so unpopular? It isn’t because she is black. It’s because she is the most patrician, condescending politician in modern Britain who looks upon the Brexit-voting plebs with barely concealed contempt.”

(22.1.2019) Brendan O’Neill on the QT row

25.01.2019 - 05:31 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ABBOTT IN JOB ‚FURY‘: Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for secretly appointing Diane Abbott to a rule-making Executive role

(24.1.2019) According to Labour’s rule book the NEC must include “three frontbench Members of Parliament, at least one of whom must be a woman, nominated by the Cabinet (or Shadow Cabinet in opposition)”.

But two senior members of the Shadow Cabinet told PoliticsHome they were not told of the decision to put Ms Abbott on the NEC.

25.01.2019 - 05:28 [ politicshome.com ]

EXCL Row as Jeremy Corbyn ‚appoints Diane Abbott to Labour’s ruling body‘

(23.1.2019) Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of ignoring Labour rules to appoint Diane Abbott to the party’s ruling body.

25.01.2019 - 05:21 [ Express.co.uk ]

CORBYN CAVES! Labour leader BACKS plan which could force second Brexit referendum

(22.1.2018) Labour’s move was welcomed by a leading anti-Brexit campaigner.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph Eloise Todd, chief executive of Best for Britain, claimed it represented “a momentous day in our campaign”.

She added: “Labour have put a second referendum on the table with this amendment and this is a massive step forward.”

23.01.2019 - 09:25 [ Green Leaves / Youtube ]

Tony Benn on European union – Best Bits #Lexit #GreenLeaves

Re-released today – Best of Tony Benn – talks European union (todays EU) and democracy to Roy Jenkins in 1975 – These are the highlights and have never sounded more relevant than today with the Brexit debate.

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The left leave case for democracy from Tony Benn – President of the Stop the War Coalition – 2001 – 2014 –

Tony Benn 1975 European Communities debate highlights

With thanks to Why Vote Leave

23.01.2019 - 08:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

My new Brexit Party, supported by Nigel Farage, will fight for our democracy

When young children are losing at board games they demand to change the rules. Yet this same juvenile intent drives the cabal of democracy defying MPs.

23.01.2019 - 07:59 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Delay is ‚most likely‘ option, says former chancellor

Speaking to BBC business editor Simon Jack in Davos, Mr Osborne said that the prospect of no deal meant „the gun is held to the British economy’s head“.

„Russian roulette is a game which you should never play because there’s a one-in-six chance that the bullet goes into your head,“ he said.

23.01.2019 - 07:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Nigel Farage to lead new pro-Brexit party if EU departure delayed

(20.1.2019) Former Ukip leader says he will ‘re-enter the fray’ if Brexit is put back beyond 29 March

23.01.2019 - 07:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Labour opens door to SECOND vote: Corbyn shift makes new referendum more likely as May suggests it would lead to civil unrest and refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

– Corbyn tables amendment for Government to debate alternative Brexit plans
– It would require the Government to give Parliament time to legislate for new vote
– Mr Corbyn’s move is the closest he has come to backing a second referendum
– The move reflects the pressure he is under from party members to shift to a position of trying to block Brexit

22.01.2019 - 20:11 [ Tim Dawson, Writer and journalist / Twitter ]

I think Remain MPs who are using unprecedented Parliamentary chicanery to try and keep us in the EU – with no mandate for their activity whatever – have gone quite mad. I mean, seriously. Have they really considered the potential consequences of their current actions?

22.01.2019 - 20:05 [ Paul Brand, Political Correspondent @itvnews / Twitter ]

NEW: Labour MPs from leave constituencies going to see their chief whip this afternoon furious about People’s Vote amendment. One tells me “We’re pissed off, just because we’re silent people forget we’re in the majority. It’s like our working class communities are being ignored”.

22.01.2019 - 20:02 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit: Theresa May set to meet top Corbyn ally Len McCluskey for talks in No10

The Unite general secretary has been issued the unprecedented invite to No10 as the Prime Minister desperately tries to win support for her deal.

A union source said GMB leader Tim Roache and UNISON’s Dave Prentis had also been invited for one-on-one talks on Thursday.

22.01.2019 - 15:35 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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22.01.2019 - 14:34 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

Not only would #PeoplesVote lose, also #Labour would be tainted as so many of their MPs are behind this. #labourleave supporters in Midlands and North would not be keen to turn out. It would be Leeds Morley and @andreajenkyns all over again. #Labour would lose next election.

22.01.2019 - 14:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A second referendum would be seen as a denial of the democratic decision taken by voters, and reinforce the sense that their voices were not being listened to.‘ Labour ex-heavyweight and long-time EU opponent Bryan Gould socks it to the establishment.

22.01.2019 - 13:59 [ Veterans for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Imagine if we’d voted Remain and a pro-Leave establishment • took us out ‘temporarily’ anyway • attacked the legitimacy of the vote • spent 3 years quibbling over the terms of remaining • delayed rejoining. It would be called corrupt.

22.01.2019 - 13:21 [ Edmund Griffiths ‏/ Twitter ]

Not sure I get the logic of the Labour amendment. Clearly pointing towards a second referendum (hi Pasok!), but what is the question meant to be?

Some deal or proposition that can command a Commons majority, versus—what?

22.01.2019 - 12:58 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party is moving in a direction of becoming an unelectable force which represents metropolitan elites, rather than the working class voters, which it was created to stand up for. Is this what you came into politics for @jeremycorbyn?

22.01.2019 - 12:41 [ Jonathan Isaby ‏/ Twitter ]

„The chairman of the People’s Vote campaign joins us from Davos,“ announces the interviewer on @BBCr4today. No further comment required.

22.01.2019 - 12:24 [ Project OUT / Twitter ]

This is shameful! The Labour Party have just betrayed the working class and the millions of Labour Leave voters. This will cost Labour the next election and will keep the Tories in power for years. #StandUp4Brexit #Brexit #PeoplesVote #NoDeal

22.01.2019 - 12:19 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

Lets be clear. If Labour backs a second referendum we will not win the next general election, and we wont win the one that follows. We will be out of power for a generation. Is this really what you want .@UKLabour and @jeremycorbyn

22.01.2019 - 06:53 [ Spiked ]

Would Rosa Luxemburg have been for Brexit? Red Rosa once called the idea of a European Union an ‘imperialist abortion’.

When it came to external relations, Luxemburg pointed out, the idea of a European Union was also deployed to divide Europe from the rest of the world: ‘Every time that bourgeois politicians have championed the idea of Europeanism, of the union of European States, it has been with an open or concealed point directed against the “yellow peril”, the “dark continent”, against the “inferior races”. In short, it has always been an imperialist abortion.’ They could write those last words on the EU’s tombstone.

22.01.2019 - 06:38 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

22.01.2019 - 06:32 [ Huffingtonpost.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For MPs To Get The Right To Trigger Second Brexit Referendum

Corbyn’s move, tabled on Monday night, “requires” ministers to vote on alternatives that would avoid a no-deal Brexit.

22.01.2019 - 06:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU-TURN: Jeremy Corbyn backs Labour MPs’ plan for second Brexit referendum despite hating the EU for decades

Corbyn’s u-turn came Labour MPs today openly defied Jeremy Corbyn by heading for a Downing Street meeting with Theresa May’s top aides.

Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and other leading moderates visited the Cabinet Office this morning for talks with ministers along with Tories such as Anna Soubry.

22.01.2019 - 06:06 [ Telelgraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn backs MPs‘ plan to force a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed a plan to force a second EU referendum as he bowed to pressure from Labour party members and MPs.

Mr Corbyn wants the Government to give MPs the final say next week on a second referendum. If a majority back a referendum, Parliament could force Theresa May to hold a new in/out public vote that could lead to Brexit being reversed.

22.01.2019 - 05:32 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Theresa May is using Jeremy Corbyn to avoid blame for her Brexit mess

Corbyn’s rejection of the Downing Street invitation has turned out to be a bit of a gift for May, as she can deflect attention from her own procrastination and failures in people management onto the Labour leader. She now has someone else to blame for the ongoing struggle to reach an agreement on Brexit.

She also appeared to invite MPs to put the matter of a second referendum to a vote, not just in order to kill talk of it off through a Commons defeat, but presumably because this will force Corbyn to take a position on a matter which he has been very reluctant to approach.

20.01.2019 - 12:50 [ Brendan Chilton / BrexitCentral.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to rule out No Deal and risks keeping Labour out of power for another generation

Any trade unionist engaged in negotiations will tell you that in order to achieve reasonable concessions in any negotiation, you do not rule out the prospect of no deal at the very start. In a negotiation your opponents, whether they are an employer or a bloc of nations, need to be aware that you are prepared to walk away should expectations not be met. In ruling out the prospect of No Deal, a future Labour Government would risk losing all leverage.

19.01.2019 - 12:10 [ Electronic Intifada ]

Fake Labour accounts fueling “anti-Semitism crisis”

An investigation by The Electronic Intifada has documented 10 fake Twitter profiles posing as Corbyn supporters who have been posting virulent anti-Semitism.

The accounts share sufficient similarities to indicate that the same person – or group – is running them.

Without police involvement or a court case, it’s impossible to know for sure who is behind this troll network.

19.01.2019 - 12:01 [ theCanary.co/uk ]

Report exposes fake Twitter accounts set up to help smear Jeremy Corbyn

A major online publication covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has uncovered an attempt to use social media to spread and intensify the notion of an antisemitism crisis within the Labour Party.

An Electronic Intifada investigation has revealed that ten fake Twitter accounts were set up to deliberately post antisemitic tweets. The purpose was apparently to discredit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the party in general. The Electronic Intifada says it’s likely that the same person or group of people created the accounts.

18.01.2019 - 19:54 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

The cheer on Question Time that will terrify Corbyn’s Labour

How brilliant was that cheer on Question Time last night? Isabel Oakeshott said Theresa May should just walk away from the EU. Fiona Bruce asked her if she meant we should pursue ‘No Deal’. ‘Yes’, said Oakeshott and there it was, instantly, contagiously, the loudest cheer I can remember hearing from a Question Time audience. This was no polite applause or murmur of approval. It was a statement — a noisy, rebellious statement of the people’s continuing and profound attachment to the idea of leaving the European Union, deal or no deal.

18.01.2019 - 19:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

DON’T EU DARE: Jeremy Corbyn faces mass walkout from his OWN team if he caves in to activists to back a second Brexit referendum

Last night Diane Abobott warned Labour MPs that Leave would win AGAIN in a referendum and they should be „careful what they wish for“.

71 MPs have so far come out in favour of a fresh vote.

18.01.2019 - 04:51 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Second referendum ‚would take more than a year to stage‘ as Corbyn tells Labour MPs not to talk to PM about solving Brexit

A second referendum would take more than a year to organise, according to civil service guidance shown to MPs holding talks with Theresa May and senior ministers.

The one-page document published by the Daily Telegraph sets out the stages required to mount another poll in bullet-point form.

18.01.2019 - 04:49 [ theGuardian.com ]

Corbyn could face string of resignations if he backs ‚people’s vote‘

A string of junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are strongly opposed to the idea of a second referendum, which they fear would expose Labour to a vicious backlash in leave-voting constituencies.

18.01.2019 - 02:03 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter Twitter ]

Question Time audience in Derby – a working-class, Labour city – just cheered the prospect of ’no deal‘ to the rafters. Labour is playing with fire. It may never recover the support of people like these if it lets them down.

18.01.2019 - 01:27 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

The brutal truth is that May is heading towards a softer Brexit

Some in May’s circle think that the Labour leadership’s support can be obtained for a price. Jeremy Corbyn, they reckon, doesn’t want a second referendum. Nor does he want to get any of the blame for a no-deal Brexit. This makes them think that Labour will back a new deal with the EU if it extracts some very visible (and embarrassing) concessions from the government.

17.01.2019 - 06:55 [ Paul Mason ‏/ Twitter ]

So let’s get this right: May offers talks. Corbyn says remove No Deal threat, then we talk. Within an hour, Hammond rings 330 businesspeople and promises to remove No Deal threat because May faces revolt in Cabinet. But Corbyn is the „wrecker“. Tories lie thru their teeth.

17.01.2019 - 06:42 [ Lewis Goodall / Sky News ]

Why Jeremy Corbyn is unlikely to seek a second referendum anytime soon

I’m also told that Mr Corbyn is extremely unlikely to back another referendum any time soon. They will not abandon seeking an election as Brexit is likely the only opportunity to force one until 2022. That’s a long march ahead.

Secondly, I’m told there’s genuine concern of shadow cabinet walkouts and a backbench rebellion. Scores of Labour MPs represent Leave seats and many are sceptical about any such a move.

17.01.2019 - 06:20 [ Owen Jones / theGuardian.com ]

Labour must pursue a better Brexit deal, not a second referendum

But Labour started the last election campaign 24 percentage points behind the Tories in the polls, and ended two points behind six weeks later. Today, the polling average has Labour slightly ahead. Conservatives fear that a Corbyn-led administration would not be like a “normal” Labour government, and would upend an economic consensus established by Margaret Thatcher. And they would be right.

The media will now attempt to shift the narrative, claiming that it is Labour under pressure. This is absurd.

17.01.2019 - 06:16 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Labour MPs threaten to push Corbyn into supporting a second referendum

(15.1.2019) Pressure is now growing on Sir Keir Starmer to consider his position as Shadow Brexit Secretary, with a number of People’s Vote-supporting Labour MPs saying that he should resign by the end of this week if the party hasn’t turned to a second referendum by then.

17.01.2019 - 06:05 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

May challenges to MPs to put aside their differences on Brexit: The PM tells politicians from ALL parties to forget their self-interest and give the people what they voted for as she calls out Corbyn for refusing to meet her

– The Labour leader flatly refused an offer from the PM for talks on how to find a way through on Brexit
– Mrs May appealed for consensus and said she was ‚disappointed‘ by the snub in statement in Downing Street

16.01.2019 - 06:37 [ Labour Party ]

No confidence in this Tory government

The Tories’ chaotic handling of Brexit has left us with no choice: Jeremy Corbyn has called a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government.

We need a General Election now to break the Brexit deadlock. And a new government that can get a Brexit deal that actually delivers for working people.