Labour tensions on full showing as election looms

Labour tensions on full display as election looms

Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms

Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Labour leader has been fire fighting for the first 24 hours of the conference

“I’m still here and I’ll be back next year … hopefully.”

Unusual terms to hear from a deputy leader of a political party on the first full day of its conference – but these are not normal times for Tom Watson or for Labour.

Inside the conference hall in Brighton, activists have been debating a revolutionary programme of schools reform, which would assure the end of Ofsted, free colleges and academies and, most controversially, bring about the effective abolition of private schools.

Shadow ministers have been outlining a series of punter-friendly policies, including an objective to prescription charges in England, mindful that an election may be eight weeks away.

In media interviews – and during an obligatory tour of exhibition stands in the conference hall – Jeremy Corbyn has been doing his best to play down talk of infighting.

Corbyn faces calls to resolve Brexit divisions Labour been closed down private school ‘tax loopholes’ Image caption Tom Watson said Labour members needed to show “moral courage” Image caption Ian Austin’s appearance outside the conference venue triggered loud arguments

Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms
Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms
Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms
Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms
Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms

Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms

Labour Tensions On Full Showing As Election Looms

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