Tom Watson has said Jeremy Corbyn must change to resolve the "crisis for the soul of the Labour party” that has escalated with the loss of nine MPs to the Independent Group. Labour's deputy leader warned that the party's approach to tackle anti-semitism in the party had "very patently...not been adequate", and that the loss of nine colleagues had been a "real blow" to the party, which he said needed to change "very, very rapidly". "Of course Jeremy needs to understand that, if we're going to be in Number 10 he needs to change the Labour party. Read more: Ninth MP quits 'broken' Labour party, blaming Corbyn "This week I've had 50 complaints of anti-semitism from my parliamentary colleagues that I've shared with Jeremy and for us to address that now, I think he needs to take a personal lead on examining those cases and, if necessary, recommending to our NEC what has to be done." "There's almost a sort of crisis for the soul of the Labour party now and that means that everyone that … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn needs to change the Labour party to solve the ‘crisis for its soul’, says Tom Watson
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An eighth lawmaker in the UK announced her resignation from the opposition Labour Party on Tuesday, saying it had become “infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism.” Joan Ryan, the MP for Enfield North, will join seven of her former Labour colleagues sitting in parliament as a splinter movement called "The Independent Group”. READ MORE: Why have MPs quit the UK’s Labour Party and what will they do next? | Euronews answers In a statement shared on social media, Ryan described the decision to leave the Labour Party as “terribly difficult”. “I cannot remain a member of the Labour Party while its leadership allows Jews to be abused with impunity and the victims of such abuse to be ridiculed, have their motives questioned, and their integrity called into doubt,” she wrote. "I cannot remain a member of the Labour Party while its leadership singles out for demonization and delegitimization the world's only Jewish state." The seven … [Read more...] about Eighth MP quits UK Labour Party, joins Independent Group
Seven lawmakers resigned from the UK’s Labour Party on Monday, citing issues with leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism. Here is everything you need to know. Which MPs resigned? The seven MPs who resigned from the party are: Luciana Berger: She has served as MP for Liverpool Wavertree since 2010, and has held several shadow minister positions. The Jewish MP has previously spoken out against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Ann Coffey: She has served as MP for Stockport since 1992 and has held the positions opposition whip and shadow spokeswoman for health. She put forward a no-confidence motion against Corbyn in 2016. Mike Gapes: He has been MP for Ilford South since 1992, and served as chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee for five years. He has been an outspoken critic of Corbyn. Chris Leslie: Currently the MP for Nottingham East, Leslie has held a number of positions in the party, including shadow treasury minister and shadow … [Read more...] about Why have MPs quit the UK’s Labour Party and what will they do next?
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic Party’s response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Abrams, the first black woman to deliver the high-profile speech, was sharply critical of the Trump administration’s policies. Follow along with all of INSIDER’s coverage of the State of the Union here. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams gave the Democratic Party’s rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Abrams – the first black woman to deliver the address – drew national attention during her 2018 gubernatorial bid, which she narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp amid allegations of widespread voter suppression. Abrams had harsh words for Trump and his administration’s policies on a host of issues, including education, healthcare, and immigration. And she blamed the recent record-long government … [Read more...] about The ‘future’ of the Democratic Party, Stacey Abrams, made her national debut in the party’s response to Trump’s State of the Union
Gregory Katz, Associated Press Updated 6:31 am PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives to attend a Memorial Service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said Friday, Nov. 2 that it is acting on a dossier of information given to London police chief Cressida Dick. less FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives to attend a Memorial Service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of black teenager ... more Photo: Matt Dunham, AP … [Read more...] about UK starts criminal probe of Labour Party anti-Semitism