21 Sep 2019

Jeremy Corbyn quashes attempt to axe deputy leader role amidst party infighting

Tom Watson might have survived last night’s attempt to abolish his role – for now – but the recriminations have dominated the first day of the Labour Party Conference.

Some Labour ministers bemoaned the fact internal splits were distracting from important policy announcements.

But will the rupture have an impact on Labour’s policy on the issue likely to dominate the next election – Brexit.