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Owen Smith ‘catching Jeremy Corbyn’ in Labour poll


REUTERSDonor Michael Foster has been suspended from the party

GMB’s comments echo those from Corbyn’s rival for the Labour leadership, Owen Smith, who used the lack of protest from Corbyn in the aftermath to the abolishment of DECC among a list of reasons as to why the Labour leader couldn’t “speak with credibility on environmental policy”.

“He said the word “Nazi” was not actually included in his article, and had been added to its headline by the Mail on Sunday, which was titled: “‘Why I despise Jeremy Corbyn and his Nazi stormtroopers’, by Jewish Labour donor”.

Owen Smith has completely rejected the idea of adopting universal basic income as a Labour policy, saying it is a “lovely sounding” idea but nothing more.

‘Once the decision is made, the ballot is cast and we have the count, I think Labour MPs, the vast bulk of them and the vast bulk of our membership, the whole of the movement, I think, will unite behind the new leader’.

Launching his energy and environment manifesto in Nottingham, Mr Corbyn is expected to say: “When Labour gets back into power Britain will lead the world in action on climate change”.

Asked on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show if he would try and re-join the European Union should he enter Number 10 in 2020, Mr Smith replied “hypothetically, yes”.

Marr pointed out that this could mean Britain joining the euro and Schengen.

“This will presage the purge of opponents within the Labour Party and then the deselection of any MP who is not signed up to the Left’s ideology”.

Mr McNicol said that the allegations will be investigated and the NEC “will be asked to authorise a full report to be drawn up with recommendations for disciplinary action if appropriate”.

‘The key thing is they have not said definitively – a couple of weeks ago they were briefing it might be 2019 before they trigger Article 50’. “Never answer seven-and-a-half, always say 10”.

National polls, including one conducted by Yougov for The Times, suggest a landslide victory for Mr Corbyn.

Audience members booed and jeered in the fractious opening minutes of BBC One’s Question Time hustings. I don’t think that’s credible, unfortunately. John, by contrast, is talking about a £500 billion investment programme funded only through tackling tax avoidance and growing the economy.

“Tax avoidance will raise maybe £30, £40 billion if we are lucky”.

Mr Corbyn will set out his plans to create an energy policy “for the 60 million, not the Big Six” if he becomes prime minister, including the creation of 300,000 jobs in the renewables sector.

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