Antisemitism is vile, says Corbyn after rabbi’s criticism

Labour leader says there is no place for antisemitism in party and it will not be tolerated Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his belief that there is no place in Labour for antisemitism and vowed it would not be tolerated following claims from the chief rabbi that he has allowed the party to become poisoned with antisemitism. Justin Welby, in effecttweet highlighting the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews. At the launch of the partys race and faith manifesto, Corbyn said: Antisemitism in any form is vile and wrong. It is an evil within our society there is no place for it and under a Labour government it will not be tolerated in any form whatsoever. …

Jeremy Corbyn urges public to vote for ‘manifesto of hope’

Investment blitz promised as experts taken aback by scale of Labours tax and spend plans Jeremy Corbyn has urged the public to vote for his manifesto of hope as he unveiled plans for the most dramatic increase in tax and spending in more than half a century if Labour wins power next months general election. In an upbeat launch event at Birmingham City University, the Labour leader said he welcomed the hostility of the billionaires, bad bosses and dodgy landlords who would lose out from his policies. Experts were taken aback by the scale of Labours spending plans, which dwarfed the substantial increase in the size of the state envisaged in the partys 2017 manifesto. Universal free broadband, delivered by …

Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnsons Brexit deal

Labour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PMs deal Boris Johnsons hopes of winning a clear majority for his Brexit plan faced a new threat on Sunday night as Labour declared that it would seek the backing of rebel Tories and the DUP for amendments that would force him to drop the deal or accept a softer Brexit. As both sides sought to gather parliamentary support after will attempt to win parliamentary backing for his Brexit deal in a straight yes or no vote on Monday. This would be a move to show support for his EU withdrawal agreement before MPs have the chance to scrutinise the full legislation and attach amendments that could …

Johnson thinks a culture war will win crucial working-class votes. Hes wrong | Lynsey Hanley

Most leave supporters are not pining for a mythical lost community. They just want a better quality of life, says writer Lynsey Hanley Not long after the referendum in 2016, some neighbours suddenly erected a big wooden fence around their front garden. Well, it seemed sudden. Our postman jokingly called it the Brexit wall, and although the two events may have been entirely unconnected, the fence took on a symbolism it was probably never intended to have. Whether it was there for reasons of privacy, security, or simply to have something for the ivy to grow on, well never know. I dont like to ask. But the fence reinforced my belief that community life has never been, and never will …