Veteran left-wing politician George Galloway has announced he will bid to unseat Labour deputy leader Tom Watson at the next general election.
Prime Minister Theresa May has called on Jeremy Corbyn to apologise for his “failure to deal with racism” in his party.
More than 60 Labour peers have taken out a newspaper advertisement to accuse party leader Jeremy Corbyn of “failing the test of leadership” amid the ongoing anti-Semitism row.
Labour’s governing body has been urged to support a motion which would auto-exclude members where there is “irrefutable evidence” accusing them of racism and other forms of discrimination.
Jeremy Corbyn is “not cut out” to be a party leader, a senior Labour peer said as the party’s difficulties over the handling of anti-Semitism allegations continued.
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said it was wrong for Labour “go for” former officials who blew the whistle on anti-Semitism in the party.
Two whistleblowers featured in a BBC Panorama investigation into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party have said they now plan to sue the party.
Labour’s bitter row over anti-Semitism has further intensified with attacks on Tom Watson, and Diane Abbott highlighting a call for his resignation.
The bitter row at the top of the Labour Party has deepened, with general secretary Jennie Formby accusing deputy leader Tom Watson of “traducing” her while she is undergoing cancer treatment.
Labour has been urged by its deputy leader to publish its submission to a watchdog investigating anti-Semitism claims as the bitter row within the party continues.
Tom Watson has said he believes there was “some participation” from Jeremy Corbyn’s office in the disciplinary process of dealing with accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour.