EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals | World news

The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals. Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in order to spark a general election has provoked a rush of …

Jewish event at Labour conference abandoned after bomb scare | Politics

A fringe event at the Labour party conference hosted by the Jewish Voice for Labour group was abandoned because of a bomb threat on Tuesday evening, organisers have said. The building hosting the event in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter was evacuated after a phone call from a man specifically mentioning Jews and saying that two devices …

Starmer opens Labour’s Brexit debate and says ‘nobody is ruling out remain’ – Politics live | Politics

When Keir Starmer says Labour must campaign for a public vote with remain as an option and he gets standing ovation from our party, you know just how far we’ve come in the past few weeks. Labour is united around a policy that can not only help us the next election but will ensue we …

Labour: Margaret Hodge faces disciplinary action for calling Corbyn antisemitic – Politics live | Politics

SNP Westminster boss Ian Blackford says the PM caved into her Brexiteer MPs on Monday – while the PM tries to laugh it off. He says the PM has put her party interest before those of the country and ask if the events this week make a no deal more likely. The PM says negotiations …

Labour MP labels Corbyn an ‘antisemite’ over party’s refusal to drop code | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of being an antisemite by a senior Labour MP during an angry public confrontation in parliament on Tuesday, after the party’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) refused to ditch a controversial new code of conduct on antisemitism. The decision infuriated Jewish leaders and many of the party’s MPs, who had …

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash over NHS funding at PMQs – Politics live | Politics

7.21am EDT07:21 Corbyn says under Labour the NHS increase would be 5% this year. And what is her offer – a promise without saying where any of it would come from, apart from phantom taxes Hammond is presumably dreaming up now. But there is a human element to this. He quotes from a letter from …