My guest Chris Hedges has asked ‘Where is our Jeremy Corbyn?’ to which many may reply, ‘We’ve got Bernie Sanders!’ Joining me to explain why he thinks Bernie Sanders is no Jeremy Corbyn is Chris Hedges himself.
With next year’s elections to the Scottish Parliament likely to be decisive in establishing Mr Corbyn’s fate as leader, he will warn that ‘the stakes are high for Scotland‘.
The Shadow Defence secretary Maria Eagle said Mr Corbyn had “undermined to a few degree” the review she was carrying out on Labour’s defence policy.
He has already insisted there is “no question” of him treating Scottish Labour as a “branch office” – an accusation levelled by former leader Johann Lamont against party bosses in London.
Labour supporters and politicians from our region are telling me the feel at this conference is very different to usual.
Corbyn whose first mission as leader was to attend a rally for refugee urged the Labour party to “reach out the hand of humanity and friendship to them”.
Corbyn underlined his opposition to Trident in his speech to Labour’s party conference in Brighton on Tuesday – after a much-anticipated debate on the issue failed to happen earlier this week.
Jeremy Corbyn has faced criticism from senior Labour colleagues for saying he would not fire Britain’s nuclear weapons if he were prime minister.
Jones said the recent “Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon” was symbolic of wider changes in the West, with “political discontent manifesting itself in one of two ways; either a progressive, hopeful way or a reactionary, often very xenophobic way” referring to UKIP and SNP as examples.
He said he believed the party’s anti-austerity message would appeal to voters north of the Border.
As Tories gathered for a conference set to be dominated by Europe and the crisis in Syria, Mr Cameron said he was “calmly and rationally” attempting to persuade European counterparts to back his drive for reform ahead of an in/out referendum on the UK’s EU membership. It finished a long time ago.
The Labour leader received loud and prolonged applause from delegates as he claimed the Conservatives believed those with little or nothing must “accept the place assigned to them by competitive markets”.
He told Sky News: “We are the party opposing austerity, we are the party standing up for young people, we are the party standing up for education in Scotland”. That’s not just about giving everybody a fair chance in life but investing in our economy too. I want to see a nuclear-free world.