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Jeremy Corbyn to speak at rally in Brighton

Preston Stone | 05 August, 2016, 00:19

Responding to reports in the Daily Telegraph that dissenting MPs are preparing to elect their own leader and launch a legal challenge for the party's name and assets if Owen Smith fails to win the battle for the top job, Mr Corbyn branded the situation "bizarre".

Mr Smith said many voters want to see common sense policies that are neither left nor right.

On Friday night over a thousand people of all ages gathered in York to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak at an outdoor rally ahead of the Labour Party leadership elections.

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Ms Green hit back at the shadow chancellor's claims, saying: "The irony of John McDonnell offering hollow words on party unity will not be lost on Labour members and supporters".

He also pledged to increase the living wage and repeal the controversial Trade Union Act which places restrictions on strike ballots.

"I don't see this leadership contest as a distraction", said Corbyn.

He previously criticized George Osborne's decision to raise the inheritance tax threshold announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, and called for the tax to be "graded" to target the richest homeowners.

However, there was a boost for Mr Smith as two of Mr Corbyn's former economic advisers withdrew their support and backed his opponent.

The debate has become so poisonous that most local party meetings have been suspended and Labour lawmakers say they have faced abuse ranging from rape threats to vandalised cars.

However, Mr Jones insisted that despite the differences, his loyalty would remain with Labour in the face of a possible split following the election.

Leader of Reading Borough Council Jo Lovelock and her deputy Tony Page head the list of Owen Smith supporters. Smith was put forward as the "clean skin" by the Blairite coup plotters since their previous choice, Angela Eagle, was too tarnished by her support for Blair's greatest crime, the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Mr Watson said: "The anti-democratic manoeuvres, the lies and the distortions surrounding Corbyn are an absolute disgrace".

Reshuffles are always tough - many MPs will be angry at being sacked or passed over and a number will be troublesome and irreconcilable to the new PM - but that's politics and there's a broad understanding that it's a rough business and not always fair. The centre ground has moved significantly to the right in recent years.

What else does Owen Smith stand for?

He has also said he would offer voters a second referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union after the terms have been negotiated.

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