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Paul Brand 4h
NEW: Poll by on the eve of her final full day as PM finds half of the public (49%) believe Theresa May has been a bad PM, compared to just one in five (21%) who think she’s performed well in the role.
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Nottingham South MP stands up to pressure as anti-LGBT protests spread to more schools, this time in Nottingham.
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Torcuil Crichton 6h
New leader a big threat to SNP, a revived LibDem party could come back as third party at Westminster, robbing Nats of a platform. The SNP response will be to bombard East Dunbartonshire const where she has a 5,339 majority. All politics runs through Scotland.
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Replying to @JewishLabour
NEW: Statement from shadow cabinet say they support Corbyn's preferred changes - option 2 - of a special panel made up of Jennie Formby and NEC officers to look at AS cases. Not convinced Tom Watson would have been on board.
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Replying to @JewishLabour
On Corbyn's favoured option to speed up complaints, a source from says they really don't like the look of it. "The NEC officers are creatures of the leadership. They will do whatever the leader's office tells them...they're Unite nodding heads."
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Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Am told no confidence motion wasn't taken today because "we wanted to give Corbyn a message that he must take action at the NEC tomorrow, to include a fully independent complaints process."
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Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Understand more than 80 Labour peers attended. Organisers estimate that around 110 Labour peers - a majority - would be willing to vote AGAINST Corbyn in no confidence motion.
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Paul Brand 5h
NEW: At today's meeting of Labour peers... 1. Not one spoke to defend Corbyn 2. Confidence motion postponed til Sept if Corbyn hasn't acted on antisemitism 3. Labour's leader in Lords Baroness Smith said Diane Hayter will be reappointed Brexit spokesperson - 'it's her decision'!
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Paul Brand 5h
Having sought reaction from whistleblowers/MPs, two things seem to have irked: 1. Having General Sec on disciplinary panel wouldn't solve issue of alleged interference in cases. 2. Only one more expulsion this year than last, raising questions about severity of punishments.
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Paul Brand 5h
Depends on the sentence
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This is a stock response that you can copy and paste in reply to most tweets
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Paul Brand 5h
Rory Stewart confirms that he intends to resign...
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Paul Brand 5h
Voting in Conservative leadership ballot now CLOSED. Result due 1145 tomorrow morning.
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Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Party says data shows its new transparency on the issue. In total there have been 625 complaints of antisemitism among members - 0.1% of the overall party membership.
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Paul Brand 5h
Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Labour also confirm that this year they have dealt with 190 cases of antisemitism so far, with some already concluded: 8 expulsions 3 extended suspensions 4 warnings 1 no action 12 members left party of own accord
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Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Corbyn suggested 2 options to speed up complaints process: 1. Give the NEC the power to sanction, rather than NCC. 2. Refer worst cases to special panel of General Secretary plus NEC officers. He prefers 2, though critics say General Secretary is part of the problem.
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Paul Brand 5h
Replying to @PaulBrandITV
He added, "Labour is not an antisemitic party. But one antisemite is always one too many." (2)
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BREAKING: Jeremy Corbyn today told a special shadow cabinet on antisemitism "It is wrong to deny there is antisemitism in the Labour Party. And those who deny that it does exist are part of the problem." (1)
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Paul Brand 5h
Now Lib Dems have their new leader in place, all eyes on any further defections, e.g. . Plus with a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire early in Aug, may get some early momentum as leader.
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