Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
- Afternoon summary
- Blair ridicules Johnson’s claim ‘can-do spirit’ can solve Brexit
- Millions of Brexit voters do not support no-deal, says Gordon Brown
- Almost 1m public sector workers to get above-inflation pay rises
- Duncan claims Speaker blocked bid to hold confidence vote in Johnson
Because freedom of navigation is a vital interest of every nation, we will now seek to put together a European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage of both crew and cargo in this vital region.
We have had constructive discussions with a number of countries in the last 48 hours and will discuss later this week the best way to complement this with recent US proposals in this area.
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. We have to stand for a serious, anti-racist, inclusive socialism.
Labour is not an antisemitic party. But one antisemite is always one too many.
As part of tackling antisemitism, the shadow cabinet has today supported the proposal for summary exclusion outlined by the Labour leader, which he will put to the national executive committee tomorrow.
The shadow cabinet also supports the proposal to introduce independent oversight of our processes, and will continue to seek to engage with Jewish community organisations to build confidence.
Brexit on Amazon
This is a fascinating chart. The tweet is from James Morris, a pollster who in the past has worked for Labour, but the data is from a poll published by Lord Ashcroft earlier this month (pdf). This graphic presents the information in a much clearer way than the table in the Ashcroft report (table 10).
The two most positive readings in this chart are those that show what remain-voting Labour voters feel about the Green party (they prefer it to Labour) and what leave-voting Tories feel about the Brexit party (they prefer it to the Conservative party).
Labour Remain voters pretty much as positive about the Lib Dems as Labour
Labour Leave voters pretty much as positive about the Brexit party as Labour
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