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Labour anti-Semitism row: Corbyn ally brands Hodge’s complaints ‘absurd’ and ‘hyperbolic’

Chris Williamson, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn and former member of the Labour leader's shadow cabinet, accused the Jewish MP of "casting aspersions against veteran anti-racists"

Prisons minister Rory Stewart promises to quit if prison reforms fail

Rory Stewart made the vow as he launched a £10m fund to raise standards in 10 prisons that have been hit by "acute" problems

Sir Patrick Stewart breaks with Labour after 70 years over Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit stance

The Star Trek actor said he had a "suspicion Jeremy believes a disastrous Brexit would benefit him politically" and accused him of "playing with the country's future"

MP Ivan Lewis reveals struggle with depression because of his position

Ivan Lewis, an MP since 1997, said he feared being "labelled" and went through days where he was "unable to experience any joy"

Margaret Hodge: Labour investigation made me think about treatment of Jews in 1930s Germany

Former minister Margaret Hodge, who faced disciplinary action for calling the Labour leader an anti-Semite, told Sky News "it felt almost as if they were coming for me"

Labour anti-Semitism: Unite leader Len McCluskey lashes out at Blairites and ‘hostile’ Jewish leaders

In a typically belligerent outburst, the Unite leader also took aim at his friend-turned-foe Tom Watson, Labour's deputy leader, and accused Jewish leaders of hostility to Mr Corbyn

Labour complains to press regulator over Corbyn wreath row story

In its complaint to IPSO, Labour accuses the newspapers of wrongly claiming the event was commemorating members of the Black September terror group or those who carried out the 1972 Munich massacre

Labour MP Peter Kyle among speakers at event dubbed the ‘Tory Glastonbury’

They will join a host of Conservative big beasts such as Michael Gove and fresher faces including Jonny Mercer in a bid to attract more young people into politics

Stoke City and Burnley chairmen back second referendum to avoid ‘botched’ Brexit

Peter Coates and Mike Garlick, the chairmen of Championship side Stoke City and Premier League team Burnley, revealed they backed the People's Vote campaign, which calls for a referendum on the outcome of the exit negotiations

Jeremy Corbyn poised to backtrack on international anti-Semitism definition

His retreat is expected when the party's national executive next meets on 4 September - the day before Labour MPs are certain to overwhelmingly back the full definition in a ballot


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