— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 23, 2019
"The NEC believes it is right that the party shall only decide how to campaign in such a referendum – through a one-day special conference, following the election of a Labour Government."
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) September 22, 2019
You have good information @Peston, we are confident 👍
It's clear the vast majority of members in the compositing room (supporters of @Remain_Labour, @Another_Europe, @labourvsbrexit, @LabPublicVote) tonight back this position. We have the numbers. https://t.co/0Is1y66uZo
— Andrew Lewin (@Alewin7) September 22, 2019
Labour conference: shadow ministers should quit if they won't back Corbyn on Brexit, says McCluskey – live news https://t.co/cxGimQubzR
— Nicholas '#GirlySwot' Birchall🌈 (@NickBirch67) September 22, 2019
Emily Thornberry speaks for the vast majority of Labour members on Brexit. Len does not. If in doubt, ask the members and put Brexit options to conference instead of the backroom attempt to stitch (but not even really fix) our policy on the biggest issue facing our country. https://t.co/bEAgAN1dYl
— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) September 22, 2019
Unite chief Len McCluskey says Labour has a "message of unity and healing our nation" while adding that any shadow minister who disagrees with Corbyn on Brexit – eg Emily Thornberry – should "step aside" if they can't sing from the same hymn sheet.
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) September 22, 2019
Brexit is an undemocratic political, social and economic meltdown. It offers no tangible benefits but downsides that will take a generation from which to recover. It’s all about the very few duping the rest for personal gain. What is so fucking hard about saying that Labour?
— sarah murphy (@13sarahmurphy) September 22, 2019
Day two has been even more of a corker:
• Corbyn lost his temper with Andrew Marr
• chief aide quit
• deeply antisemitic poster torn down by police from the entrance
• Antisemitic leaflets handed out by suspended member
• still no Brexit policy
• vote to confiscate property https://t.co/NdWSUo8AhJ
— Gareth Baines (@DrGABaines) September 22, 2019
EXCL: Labour set to give all foreign nationals living in UK right to vote in general elections for first timehttps://t.co/RxxOy9kKFq
— Benjamin Kentish (@BenKentish) September 22, 2019
But hey, look over there…
BREAK: It is now Labour Party policy to effectively ban private schools. They will have to be integrated into the state system and forced to sell off land and assets if there’s a Labour govt. #lab19
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) September 22, 2019
As Labour votes to abolish private schools here is your regular reminder that of the Labour leadership Jezza, McDonnell, Milne and Schneider attended private schools. Watson did not. #Lab19
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) September 22, 2019
LATEST: Labour moves to deselect the UK electorate for disloyalty to the leader. A new electorate is to be unveiled at conference.
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) September 20, 2019
ELSEWHERE IN BREXITSHAMBLES BRITAIN
It’s no the lack of compromise that’s getting in the way of any outcome. It’s the fact that the UK continues to argue that it can deliver a better #Brexit deal (i.e. alternative to the backstop) and yet keeps coming up empty-handed. /1https://t.co/WMwr1Uo1tp
— Dr Anna Jerzewska (@AnnaJerzewska) September 22, 2019
I love watching Brexit coverage on Russian TV because it’s the only time they don’t have to make anything up or exaggerate. Kiselyov goes “Britain is in the THROES OF CRISIS! The political elite has DISGRACEFULLY EXPOSED ITS INCOMPETENCE!” and you think, yep, sounds about right https://t.co/bUj03sz22Q
— max seddon (@maxseddon) September 22, 2019
Boris Johnson's friend Jennifer Arcuri was given £126,000 of taxpayers money and privileged access to three official overseas trade missions led by the now prime minister …. and… and … a nation shrugs https://t.co/xnTvYSCwhY
— Otto English (@Otto_English) September 22, 2019
From now on I will be honouring a young English patriot every week. This young man is invited to the Palace to be knighted.
He is the model of a young English patriot!
— HRM Elizabeth ll 💦 (@HrmQueene) September 22, 2019
The @WSJ explains how:
1/ Biden’s anti-corruption efforts led to firing the prosecutor who actually “hampered” the investigation into the company connected to Hunter;
2/ Western institutions like the IMF were united in the belief the firing was necessary to clean up Ukraine. https://t.co/BkGZkULed4
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 22, 2019
An increasingly vocal group of House Democrats are starting to dismiss their own oversight of Trump as feckless, even accusing their colleagues of emboldening the president by refusing to stand up to what they see as lawless behavior. W/@rachaelmbade: https://t.co/hfgZLxVG2l
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 22, 2019
John Kerry called the push for Ukraine to probe Biden a "fundamental, profound and deeply concerning abuse of power," adding it was "unprecedented" and that the transcript should be released to show whether Trump "colluded" with a foreign government. https://t.co/w6DuhzK28u
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 22, 2019
THREATENING TRUMP: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sets a Thursday deadline for the Trump administration to hand over a whistleblower complaint stemming from a phone call between President Trump and the leader of Ukraine. @WrightUps reports. https://t.co/JIjHbFxyq2 pic.twitter.com/nOSdlhSgpn
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 22, 2019
The most important political argument, that is. Most important substantive argument may be that whatever Senate does, not imposing any cost for Trump on this behavior emboldens not only him but future POTUS to barrel through historic boundaries on exercise of presidential power https://t.co/xSTknn4Gxj
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) September 23, 2019
President Trump: "The conversation I had with the President of Ukraine was absolutely perfect, and people better find out who these people are who are trying to subvert our country because here we go again." pic.twitter.com/z9QrFO0eaB
— The Hill (@thehill) September 22, 2019
quid pro quo.
unless followed by “asked me to say hi” the words Joe Biden should never have crossed trump’s lips.
don’t let him / his henchman / his party parse their way out of this.
trump directed a country to attack an American.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) September 22, 2019
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 22, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 23, 2019
Every journalist should read this article and stop Screwing our Democracy as they did in 2016: "A new infection is spreading, and its Patient Zero is the 'Ukraine problem.'" Just as in 2016, @JamesFallows argues, the press is embracing false equivalence: https://t.co/cLyszIxzs7
— (((Barbls23))) (@barbls23) September 23, 2019
Follow – some of – the money…
Trump's farm bailout is now over twice as expensive as the entire 2009 auto bailout.
The irony is that the "farm rescue" is due to harm that Trump himself has caused farmers.
He's taxing American businesses via tariffs to pay for just some of the damage he's done to farmers. https://t.co/D2X2tZK063
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 23, 2019
This is important, but hardly new…
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 22, 2019
And this is just fucking typical, frankly…
For those not from MI, you should understand what a huge transgression this is.
Our #MackinacIsland has been a car free haven forever, a piece of history frozen in time. Tell anyone from MI @VP just drove not 1 but 8 CARS on this island & watch their blood boil. #PureMichigan https://t.co/cjfXcygdzO
— Julia Pulver, RN (@VotePulver) September 22, 2019
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 21, 2019
50+ protestors are outside a Manhattan hotel where oil executives are gathered ahead of the UN #climate summit. “They knew, they lied, they need to pay!” they’re chanting, holding up “Wanted” signs with oil CEOs on them pic.twitter.com/z5uLJgaOvN
— Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) September 22, 2019
President Trump: "We're doing our own thing with Iran and with a lot of other places… It's all going to work out, always does. We get it to work out. If it doesn't, sometimes it takes a little longer. But I get things to work out." pic.twitter.com/K0zYTlDqlC
— The Hill (@thehill) September 22, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 22, 2019
"On behalf of the Joint List, I am recommending that Israel’s president choose Benny Gantz, the leader of the centrist Blue and White party, to be the next prime minister."— @AyOdeh in a new Op-Ed https://t.co/7z2m6a0UTH
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) September 22, 2019
Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big at Brit-dominated Emmys https://t.co/cjtaNAws9v
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 23, 2019
And, finally, of course…
Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect.
All #ThomasCook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled.
— UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) September 23, 2019
✈️ BREAKING: #ThomasCook, the 178-year-old travel company that became 1 of the U.K.’s best-known brands, has applied for bankruptcy after bailout talks failed.
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) September 23, 2019
So #ThomasCook has gone bust. The venal & incompetent @BorisJohnson government refused to put up £200 million to save it, yet they piss £150 million up the wall on misleading proganda with their risible #getreadyforbrexit campaign.
— Miff Buckley (@miffythegamer) September 22, 2019