Today, Jess Phillips has urged Labor MPs, activists and supporters to stay with the party and not follow Tom Watson out of politics, saying it was "the biggest vector". of positive and hopeful change "that this country has ever created.

After a week in which the Conservatives and Labor have experienced setbacks and controversy before the December 12 general election, Phillips writes in Observer leaving Labor would now mean giving up the best and only way to fight division and injustice at a crucial time.

Although she has criticized Jeremy Corbyn and admits she is "distraught" by some senior party officials, the rallying call of someone considered by many to be a possible future leader will be welcomed by management.

"The rise of hate and division politics will not be defeated if I go away," Phillips writes. "When I talk with my boys in the years to come, I want to be able to say that I stayed on board to put an end to hatred, division and regression. This awesome vehicle for social change may require repairs as it progresses. So I'm going to take out my jump tracks and, with others, I'll try to keep them going. "

After a week in which Conservative Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg was forced to apologize for hinting that the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire lacked "common sense" for not having challenged the firefighters' advice and fled the building, and the Welsh secretary Alun Cairns had to resign Due to the links of a former assistant with a rape case, both parties are trying to stabilize for five weeks on the day of the ballot.

Today's Opinium poll for the Observer shows that the Labor Party reduced the Conservative lead by 16 points to 12 points last week. They are down one point (41%), while the Labor Party is up 3 points (29%). Lib Dems are down 1 out of 15% and the Brexit party is down 3 out of 6%.

The two main parties were involved in new internal controversies last night. Corbyn said he was looking for information that Dan Carden, a member of his phantom cabinet, would have sung "Hey Jewish" on the Beatles Hey Jude song in a private bus bound for London after the Cheltenham races in March of last year. Carden denied the charges stating, "I categorically denied allegations of a bus trip 20 months ago.

"He was a coach full of journalists and MPs. If anyone sincerely believed that there had been anti-Semitic behavior, he would have had the moral responsibility to report it immediately. Corbyn said that it was a "horrible story" and "totally unacceptable," if it is true.

The Labor Party's national executive was pressured by 27 of the party's political women to block the candidacy of Kate Osborne, who in the 2017 election posted a picture of Theresa May with a firearm at the head. Osborne, who is in Jarrow, is apologetic, but Labor figures, including Phillips, Yvette Cooper and Lucy Powell, have urged the NEC to ban it. "When women in public life face unacceptable levels of intimidation, sharing this image not only indicates extreme lack of judgment, but also contributes to the cycle of abuse we all experience," did they write to the secretary general of the party?

At the same time, the conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi was involved in a cruel bitterness with a colleague, health secretary, Matt Hancock. She accused him of having "laundered" Islamophobia after suggesting that others have adopted a "more balanced approach" to the problem than she herself.

Antony Calvert announced yesterday that he would not try to retain Wakefield's seat for the conservatives after the revelation of several of his posts on social networks.





Jeremy Corbyn with Labor MP Caroline Flint



Jeremy Corbyn with Labor MP Caroline Flint examine flood damage during a visit to Conisborough, South Yorkshire. Photography: Danny Lawson / PA

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