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Lucy Powell
One of the key questions you're asked when you become a candidate for the Labour Party – and you have to sign a contract to say this – is there anything in your past that would bring the party into disrepute? And I don't understand, in all honesty, how Jared could have signed that paper. That's why I think he should be suspended while that investigation is taking place.feedback
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Oct 25 2017
The latest person who has talked about Labour Party is Jeremy Corbyn: “We cannot countenance the idea that we just run headlong into no deal in Europe. No deal would be catastrophic for manufacturing, industry and jobs. The point we were putting was that these negotiations need to get back on track. Let me be clear. The British Labour party does not see anyone in Europe as an enemy. We see people across Europe as friends.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Jeremy Corbyn and all the other people that have spoken about Labour Party. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Jeremy Corbyn

We would immediately legislate on EU nationals. We would propose legislation on workers' rights, consumers' rights and environmental rights.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We are not going to walk away from Europe ... The point we were putting was that these negotiations need to get back on track. His message to us was that he recognised that we are fully involved in the process in the British parliament. It was the second time I had met Mr Barnier. We went through the issues, explained our position.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Let me be clear, the British Labour party does not see anyone in Europe as an enemy. We see people across Europe as friends… Our commitment is clear. We must and will respect the result of the EU referendum but at the same time build a new close and cooperative relationship with our fellow Europeans based on our common interests. We are internationalists….feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Many establishment commentators have been determined to write the left off. To write socialism out of the agenda. In Britain we were told we hd no chance. No chance we were told just before the recent general election. And although we did not quite win the election I think you would agree we comprehensively proved our critics wrong. We delivered the largest increase of the Labour vote since 1945, increasing our vote by 3 million.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The idea of no deal would mean that World Trade Organization rules would be implemented straight away in March 2019.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

In the referendum the Labour party campaigned for remain and reform. That call for reform of EU institutions and rules in the interests of the many is echoed by many friends and allies across Europe. We will resist any attempt by British Conservatives to use Brexit to try and create any kind of deregulated tax haven off the shores of Europe. A deal that works for all of us. For Britain and the whole of Europe.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It would be catastrophic for manufacturing industry jobs and we would have real problems all through the economy. I don't want to see that. I want to see an agreement being reached.feedback

Owen Jones

Of course boundary changes that will favour the Tories should be opposed. But Labour needs an alternative plan to expand the electorate and make voting easier. The Tories are determined to rig our democracy in their favour. Having lost their majority – and panicking at the prospect of a Corbyn-led government – they are even more desperate to embed an inherent advantage for their flailing party.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Nobody should ever feel alone, isolated, at risk because of their faith, the clothing they choose to wear, the lifestyle they lead.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

If you're a woman alone and you've been abused in the street, or abused where you live or abused anywhere at all, you've taken a big step in going to tell the police about it … There must then be an appropriate response by the police to acknowledge and understand the seriousness of the crime.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The danger is we will get to March 2019 with no deal, we fall out of the EU, we go on to World Trade Organisation rules and there will be threats to a lot of jobs all across Britain. I think it is quite shocking. We are now 15 months on since the referendum and the government seems to have reached deadlock at every stage. Every time there's talks between David Davis and Michel Barnier, both come out making opposite statements. David Davis says it's gone well and Michel Barnier says it isn't. They can't both be right.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Isn't it the case that if a Prime Minister can't lead she should leave? Can't the Prime Minister and the DWP wake up to reality and halt this process?feedback

Theresa May

Changes have been made, performance has increased – for example, at the beginning of this year only 55% of people were getting their first payment on time, that is over 80%. Of course there is more for us to do and that's what (Mr Gauke) and the Department for Work and Pensions continue to monitor this and continue to ensure the performance increases. The Leader of the Opposition asked me what planet I was on earlier. Well, we all know what planet he and his shadow chancellor are on – it's Planet Venezuela.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

If if the PM can't lead, she should leave. Everywhere you look it's a government in chaos. On the most important issues, it's a shambles. Brexit negotiations, made no progress, Bombardier and other workers facing redundancy, most workers worse off, young people pushed into record levels of debt... our NHS at breaking point. This government is more interested in fighting among themselves than solving these problems. Isn't it the case that if the PM can't lead, she should leave?feedback

Cindy Butts - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

This was an incident that occurred in public view at a large event and to maintain public confidence this matter is now being investigated by the IPCC. We are examining the force used and its appropriateness in the circumstances.feedback

Heidi Allen

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said Labour needs to establish it is not a racist party and the Labour leader of Brighton council threatened to ban Labour conferences because of freely expressed antisemitism. And that was all before the shadow chancellor admitted a Labour government would bring a run on the pound, and ordinary working people would pay the price.feedback

Paul Goodman - Conservative Home

The key problem with the speech was that for all its content it lacked clarity – and so failed to point a coherent way ahead either for the Conservatives or, especially, for May herself. You cannot adapt to the Corbyn challenge by making a stirring defence of free markets … and then carry on as usual by stressing energy price caps and more council houses.feedback

Greg Clark

She made a much better joke than the prankster, saying she wanted to give Jeremy Corbyn a P45, I think that shows a dignity and command. This is doing the right thing. There was a two-year investigation by the independent competition authority, and they said consumers who are loyal and on the high-cost default tariffs are overpaying to the extent of £1.4bn. That is a huge amount, this is big money.feedback

Boris Johnson

He [Jeremy Corbyn] didn't win. You won – we won. Theresa May won. She won more votes than any party leader and took this party to its highest share of the vote in any election in the last 25 years, and the whole country owes her a debt for her steadfastness in taking Britain forward as she will to a great Brexit deal.feedback

Philip Hammond

The hard left are preying on people's worries, manipulating their fears, luring them with false promises. It's a wicked and cynical business offering superficially simple solutions to complex challenges. He is a clear and present danger to our prosperity damaging our economy, even in opposition his loose talk already deterring the entrepreneurs and the investors we need for our future success.feedback

Philip Hammond

They say politics is about the clash of ideas, so we say to Corbyn… bring it on. Let them put their arguments, let them make their case, we will take them on and we will defeat them.feedback

Polly Toynbee

The cabinet is at loggerheads, the membership spooked by Corbyn. At this Conservative conference the ‘natural party of government’ is an utter shambles. The civil war in the Tory party rages, yet these are still only opening skirmishes. Far worse is to come. Theresa May does all any leader of a benighted, broken party can do: procrastinate, drag her famous heels, duck and dive – until that unavoidable moment when the shape of Brexit finally emerges.feedback

Philip Hammond

A new generation is being tempted down a dangerous path. We have to explain why and how the market economy works and the role of competition as the consumer's friend. I think we owe it to the next generation to show how Corbyn's Marxist policies will inevitably lead us back to where Britain was in the late 1970s. It was a resolutely negative agenda of failed ideas, dredged up from a bygone era. But they say politics is about the clash of ideas. So we say to Corbyn: 'Bring it on.feedback

Michael Heseltine

I understand well the motivation for the student grant regime change, but I can tell you what'll happen. The Labour party will simply outbid us. No question about that. They'll look at our figures and they will offer more attractive figures to the younger generation.feedback

Kate Maltby

Until the party takes climate change seriously and reframes the case for conservatism it will struggle to attract new support. Manchester has always seemed an unlikely place to host a Conservative party conference. Since the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, in which 15 peaceful protesters were killed and hundreds injured by a Tory-recruited cavalry, the left has stoked the city’s memory of proletariat martyrdom. Mancunians rightly point out that the mobs that regularly harass arriving Tory delegates are swelled by out-of-towner activists. But the city’s more courteous discomfort with its Tory guests – expressed in the new Jeremy Corbyn posters now littering shop fronts – is one reason I understand that the party won’t be renewing its three-year contract with Manchester Central.feedback

David Collier

Members "frequently cross the line between legitimate criticism of Israel and accusations that can be identified with classic antisemitic tropes.feedback

Mick Napier

We don't even know if it's a Jewish businessman [behind the company]. It is the selling of Israeli products that we object to.feedback

Andrew Cooper

Both the idea of Brexit and the feelings that caused people to vote for it, and the consequences for Britain that those who voted for it were hoping to achieve, are all anathema to most people under 45 (just as the great majority of under-45s thought it was self-evident that gay people should be able to marry & were puzzled that there was even an argument about it). Being the Brexit party makes it even harder for the Tories to rebuild among younger voters.feedback

James Kirkup

The Conservatives' problem is that you can't expect people to support an economic settlement in which they have literally no stake. But years of stagnant wages and a dysfunctional housing market mean that many people are reaching their late 30s and 40s having worked hard for years, but are still unable to amass significant savings and or make a decent contribution to a pension, or buy a home.feedback

James Kirkup

To many who don't have property or savings, the Tories look dangerously like a party that wants to defend the interests of the people who already do own things and isn't interested in helping more people to own things.feedback

Boris Johnson

It would be a mistake for us to go chasing after Corbyn down some leftist cul de sac.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

The Corbynite dream of public investment needs a healthy economy. That seems less and less likely. It’s hardly thrilling, and an unlikely bestseller, but if you were to attempt to render Britain’s current politics, especially those at play in the Labour party, as a page-turning blockbuster in the style of Robert Ludlum, it could only have one title: The Brexit Paradox.feedback

Jim Orford

New Labour’s deregulation of gambling in 2005 has damaged the health of the nation. The deputy leader’s plan for a levy is a good start. While we wait to hear the government’s conclusions following its consultation on the controversial fixed-odds betting machines and on gambling advertising, the Labour party deputy leader Tom Watson has made the clearest statement I have yet heard from a leading British politician about the need for action on our large and neglected gambling problem.feedback

Danny Nicol

In Article 106, the EU prohibits public monopolies exercising exclusive rights where this violates EU competition rules.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Has within it restrictions in state aid and state spending. That has pressures on it through the European Union to privatise rail for example and other services. There are issues of state aid rules which are endlessly disputed.feedback

Anand Menon

There is something structurally capitalist about the EU, because one of the drivers that has pushed the [European] court forward in its jurisprudence has been market making.feedback

Anand Menon

We are dealing with a union that includes the French and the Germans and they wouldn't tolerate that level of economic interference in their economic model.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It cannot meekly go along with this dangerous course. If the special relationship means anything, it must mean that we can say to Washington: that way is the wrong way. That's clearly what's needed in the case of Bombardier where thousands of jobs are now at stake. A prime minister betting our economic future on a deregulated trade deal with the US might want to explain how 220 per cent tariffs are going to boost our exports. So let Britain's voice be heard loud and clear for peace, justice and cooperation.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We need to build a still broader consensus around the priorities we set in the election, making the case for both compassion and collective aspiration. This is the real centre of gravity of British politics. We are now the political mainstream.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Now is the time that government took a more active role in restructuring our economy. Now is the time that corporate boardrooms were held accountable for their actions. And now is the time that we developed a new model of economic management to replace the failed dogmas of neo-liberalism.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

That is why Labour is looking not just to repair the damage done by austerity but to transform our economy with a new and dynamic role for the public sector particularly where the private sector has evidently failed.feedback

Polly Toynbee

She said she needed to be ‘honest’ about failures of the free market. But truths were thin on the ground in her response to Jeremy Corbyn’s conference address. Theresa May’s haste to refute Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech shows how far Labour has set her on the back foot. She needs to defend capitalism? Nothing Corbyn or John McDonnell said this week suggested they were about to cast a shroud of Soviet-era command-and-control over the economy, as if queuing for bread and rationed state coupons beckoned. Of course, May couldn’t resist referencing Venezuela. When the old red-scare, demon-eyes tactics re-emerge from Conservative HQ, you know they’re panicking.feedback

Tom Watson

[The event] is nothing to do with the official Labour Party conference. And if there was Holocaust denial there, these people have no right to be in the Labour party, and if they are they should be expelled.feedback

Simon Jenkins

Look behind the slogans and Labour’s new project reeks of pre-Blair revivalism, not the radicalism of the left. Jeremy Corbyn’s passage from antihero to premier-in-waiting is the phenomenon of modern politics. Three months ago the idea was absurd that a gauche, accident-prone backbench grump might plausibly stand before cheering supporters and declare himself “in the political mainstream … on the threshold of power and ready for government”. Yet so it is. Were Theresa May’s Tories to implode, which is at least possible, Corbyn has every chance of entering Downing Street.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

A new consensus is emerging from the great economic crash and the years of austerity, when people started to find political voice for their hopes for something different and better.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Everybody whose life could be saved by an organ transplant can have the gift of life - from one human being to another.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Regeneration is a much abused word. Too often what it really means is forced gentrification and social cleansing, as private developers move in and tenants and leaseholders are moved out. People who live on an estate that's redeveloped must get a home on the same site and the same terms as before. No social cleansing, no jacking up rents, no exorbitant ground rents. And second councils will have to win a ballot of existing tenants and leaseholders before any redevelopment scheme can take place.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We must be a candid friend to the United States, now more than ever. The values we share are not served by building walls, banning immigrants on the basis of religion, polluting the planet, or pandering to racism.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

And let me say frankly - the speech made by the US President to the United Nations last week was deeply disturbing.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Look at the Conservative housing record and you understand why Grenfell residents are sceptical about their Conservative council and this Conservative government.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

At its core free tuition for all college courses, technical and vocational training so that no one is held back by costs and everyone has the chance to learn. Lifelong learning for all is essential in the economy of the future. The huge shift of employment that will take place under the impact of automation must be planned and managed.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It threatened war and talked of tearing up international agreements. Devoid of concern for human rights or universal values, it was not the speech of a world leader.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour campaign machine is primed and ready to roll. There were some who didn't come out of the election too well. I'm thinking of some of our more traditional media friends. They ran the campaign they always do under orders from their tax exile owners to trash Labour at every turn. The day before the election one paper devoted fourteen pages to attacking the Labour Party. And our vote went up nearly 10 per cent.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Our government has a responsibility. It cannot meekly go along with this dangerous course.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Never have so many trees died in vain. The British people saw right through it. So this is a message to the Daily Mail's editor- next time, please could you make it 28 pages?feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Yes, we didn't do quite well enough and we remain in opposition for now, but we have become a Government-in-waiting. Our outstanding shadow cabinet team here today. And our message to the country could not be clearer - Labour is ready.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

A Brexit that uses powers returned from Brussels to support a new industrial strategy to upgrade our economy in every region and nation. You have to see how the negotiations go, at the end of it. So we're not ruling it out. But it's highly unlikely.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour is the only party that can bring together those who voted leave and those who backed remain and unite the country for a future beyond Brexit.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We are ready and the Tories are clearly not. They're certainly not strong and they're definitely not stable. They're not remotely united. And they're hanging on by their fingertips.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Grenfell is not just the result of bad political decisions. It stands for a failed and broken system, which Labour must and will replace.feedback

Tom Watson

Well, I wish we could drive out any anti-Semite from politics. But it's always been there on the fringes; if it ends up invading the Labour Party Conference space [and] the discussions I'm having with you on national TV, then that's obviously a bad thing.feedback

Aditya Chakrabortty

It’s a big, bold move. With his pledges to social tenants, the Labour leader is taking sides against his own municipal leaders and their ‘regeneration’ schemes. At the final day of their party conference, we heard a Labour leader making the strongest commitment to social housing in over three decades. In doing so, he is effectively going to war with some of the most powerful Labour councils.feedback

Angela Rayner

It's never been a secret that in the Labour Party there are people who are anti-royalist. I personally feel the current generation – Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate – have done the Royal Family proud. We are a party where people hold different views. she's entitled to her opinion. Our view as the Labour Party in general is that the Royal Family do contribute to Britain.feedback

Nick Robinson - BBC

Paul Mason – formerly a distinguished colleague at the BBC and Channel 4, now a hyperpartisan campaigner for Jeremy Corbyn – told me before the election: 'We see the media as the enemy navy … we need our own navy.feedback

Robert Peston - iTv

We are worlds apart from the kind of systematic abuse of the media that Trump engages in. There's not a single occasion that I can think of where Corbyn has said anything critical of Laura Kuenssberg, so it's very different to the Trump situation in that sense.feedback

Robert Peston - iTv

This is true of both left and right. Labour women face appalling abuse and Tory women face appalling abuse. It's quite difficult to say that this is to do with Corbyn, or the far left. This is to do with an era in which there is more extremism on both sides.feedback

Owen Jones

The vision set out by a combative Labour leader will be cheered far beyond the applauding activists in Brighton. Clement Attlee, Margaret Thatcher, Jeremy Corbyn. The first two led transformative governments that established a new political settlement in Britain: and make no mistake, the Corbyn project’s aspirations are no less ambitious. Attlee sought to overturn a failed system that delivered the great depression, the hungry thirties and a genocidal world war. The Tories resigned themselves to the underlying assumptions of Attleeism, much to Thatcher’s chagrin. British politics became a “socialist ratchet”, she claimed, while the Tories merely “loosened the corset of socialism; they never removed it”. Thatcher strove to use a crisis spurred on by a global oil shock to smash Attlee’s consensus: this time, it was Labour’s time to surrender, with Tony Blair described by Thatcher herself as her “greatest achievement”.feedback

Mark Wickham-Jones

Labour is now a left-wing party, with a left-wing membership, with support from the trade unions and an institutional structure that is shifting to the left.feedback

Roland Singer-Kingsmith

Momentum has been more disciplined. Last year we were partly celebrating defending Jeremy Corbyn, and partly defending ourselves as we were seen as, at worst, entryist, and at best a competitor to the Labour Party. This year, we want to be seen as a dynamic and creative compliment to the Party.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

They're certainly not strong and they're definitely not stable.feedback

Adam Sich

Owen Jones goes to the Labour conference in Brighton where he finds a party transformed since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader two years ago. There is renewed enthusiasm, energy and confidence. He says there has been a ‘peaceful revolution’ and people who were marginalised and alienated in politics are the new masters of Labour. But what happens next?feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Tenants are not being listened to. We will insist that every home is fit for human habitation – a proposal this Tory government voted down.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

She suffered intolerable misogynist and racist abuse. There can never ever be any excuse for any abuse of anyone. We are not having it, not accepting it, not allowing it.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Never have so many trees died in vain. Here is a message to the Daily Mail editor: next time make it 28 pages.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

In no other case of minority discrimination would three outside voices be allowed to say ‘nothing to see here’. Len, Ken and Ken are on dodgy ground. The good news is that Len, Ken and Ken all say they have experienced no antisemitism in the Labour party. Which must mean all is well. Surely only a pedant would point out that Ken Loach, Len McCluskey and Ken Livingstone are not Jewish and that might limit their authority to speak on the matter.feedback

Angela Rayner

We'd love to give public sector workers a 5% pay rise, but we cannot do that at the moment. What we've said is that we make sure they will get an inflation pay rise, which is more than what this Conservative government have done. We can't undo the damage that the Conservative have done to our public sector … but what we will do is reverse some of that and start putting us on the right path. But it will take longer than I would personally like to see ... we have to be responsible about that and that's what Jeremy Corbyn is going to set out in his speech about responsible government.feedback

Angela Rayner

The Telegraph obviously must know more about the Labour party than I do, which is astonishing because that is not what we were talking about at all.feedback

Wes Streeting

People say there is no anti-Semitism problem. We see it there in black and white, we have heard it on the fringes. There are too many people in the party – including at the top – who have adopted an ostrich strategy, saying 'This is not a problem, this is not an anti-Semitism issue.feedback

John Cryer

I have seen some of the tweets from Labour Party members and I am not kidding you, it makes your hair stand on end. This stuff is redolent of the [Nineteen] Thirties. You see all this coming out and you think 'What the hell is this person doing as a member of the Labour party in the first place?feedback

John McDonnell

As early as 2002 this Conference regretted the use of PFI. Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear that, under his leadership, never again will this waste of taxpayer money be used to subsidise the profits of shareholders, often based in offshore tax havens. The Government could intervene immediately to ensure that companies in tax havens can't own shares in PFI companies, and their profits aren't hidden from HMRC. We'll put an end to this scandal and reduce the cost to the taxpayers.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Against all predictions, in June we won the largest increase in the Labour vote since 1945 and achieved Labour's best vote for a generation. It's a result which has put the Tories (Conservatives) on notice and Labour on the threshold of power. Yes, we didn't do quite well enough and we remain in opposition for now. But we have become a government-in-waiting. And our message to the country could not be clearer: Labour is ready.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

This rag-tag cabinet spends more time negotiating with each other than they do with the EU. A cliff-edge Brexit is at risk of becoming a reality. That is why Labour has made clear that Britain should stay within the basic terms of the single market and a customs union for a limited transition period.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

So I have a simple message to the cabinet -- for Britain's sake pull yourself together, or make way.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We need to build a still broader consensus around the priorities we set in the election, making the case for both compassion and collective aspiration. We are now the political mainstream.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Yes, we didn't do quite well enough and we remain in opposition for now. But we have become a government-in-waiting. And our message to the country could not be clearer: Labour is ready.feedback

Ian Lavery

There is different views and you've always had a left wing and a right wing and I cannot say it's different at this moment in times. If MPs weren't bought into the Jeremy Corbyn project, they have got to be buoyed by this conference – the difference, the change, the atmosphere, the way people feel part of the party. And it's just the beginning, and we are going to hopefully grab them keys off Theresa May so that Jeremy is prime minister.feedback

Emily Thornberry

You compare it to last year that was really quite tense. This is just different … I keep meeting new delegates. People are bouncing with ideas and it's how conference ought to be.feedback

Keir Starmer

The position we arrived at over the summer has got really strong, near-universal support. But are people talking about Brexit and concerned about Brexit? You bet. Most of the fringe meetings have been full to breaking point with hundreds of people not getting in. That tells you the enthusiasm for debate about Brexit and that is a good thing.feedback

Ian Lavery

What's happened since then is that we've changed things. We've had resistance from the shadow cabinet. There has been resistance from frontbenchers because they like to get up at conference. But we've been saying we need more people from the constituencies, the communities, to get up there and express their views. And we've had some great discussions. Elderly people, young people, people in between and goodness me, they are gems.feedback

Keith Kahn-Harris

That the Jewish Labour Movement, the NEC, Corbyn and Momentum have cooperated on a rule change suggests a desire to unite for the good of the party• Keith Kahn-Harris is a writer and sociologist based in London.feedback

Zach Murrell-Dowson

Jewish members have seen Labour party members share antisemitic cartoons or talk about an all-powerful Jewish lobby. Those who say they have been silenced merely for criticism of the Israeli government are simply wrong. We can and should have free speech on Israel, but we must confront antisemitism in our party.feedback

Richard Angell

On this vital issue, the leader must decide whether to stand with his old Bennite, Eurosceptic colleagues, or his younger, pro-EU supporters. There is a truism in politics that “when you decide, you divide”. The row about debating Brexit openly at the Labour party conference this year has shown that this is one of the new realities facing Jeremy Corbyn, as it becomes apparent that the creative fudge that got the party through the 2017 general election won’t get Labour into government.feedback

Tom Watson

I'm sure these allegations from the fringe, which is nothing to do with the Labour party, will be investigated. It is disgusting to deny the Holocaust. These people are cranks, they have no role in the mainstream of politics and we certainly don't want them in the Labour party.feedback

Tom Watson

If we have got any evidence that Labour party members are denying the Holocaust, are using antisemitism in their politics, then there is no role for them.feedback

John Cryer

I have seen some of the tweets from the Labour party members and I am not kidding you it makes your hair stand on end. This stuff is redolent of the 1930s.feedback

Wes Streeting

What he could do is show clear leadership on what is and is not acceptable in the Labour party and using the platform that he has, he can be a great political educator reaching a vast audience.feedback

John McDonnell

We have proved that we are an effective campaigning party. We now have to prove that we will be an effective governing party. A Government that can set the political agenda for a generation. We should never forget that we are part of that great Labour tradition and we should be so proud of it. So as we now enter the next, new era, the era of the fourth industrial revolution, I tell you it is a Corbyn Labour government that will rescue our country from the long years of austerity. And it will be up to us to lay the foundations of the new world that awaits us.feedback

Len McCluskey - Unite

I'm not looking for that support, I'm not looking to be pushed outside of the law.feedback

Keir Starmer

The Tory party has adopted constructive ambiguity as their official policy.feedback

Polly Toynbee

This year’s conference shows Labour has been transformed by electoral success and Tory disarray over Brexit. Its leaders look more credible by the day. “We are the grown-ups now.” So said several speakers. In the grotesque political playground of Brexit Britain, Labour has indeed become the nation’s adults, the sensibles, the party least likely to wreck the country’s future. How short a time ago Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell were regarded as delinquent adolescents who had never grown out of the 1970s. They may be the masters soon.feedback

Emily Thornberry

Next week in Manchester, we're going to see six Tory rats fighting in a sack, not worried about protecting the jobs of the British people. Just every one of them looking out for their own. We have the leader in Jeremy [Corbyn] to do it. We have the team on this stage to do it. We have the members in this hall, and all across the country, who will hold us to it. So let us make that our mission. And this time – this time – let us make it our record.feedback

Alison McGovern

We needed to talk about Brexit. It's the biggest issue for our country and will be the biggest issue for whoever is the next government. Those who organised against this debate need to ask themselves what they really believe about Labour Party democracy.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I think you have to stay in a transition period as long as necessary. I think it's impossible for anyone to put an absolute figure on that.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The clear answer is this. I support the campaign for a decent pay level in the public sector. I will ensure that a Labour government repeal the existing trade union law and bring us in line with the international labour organisational conditions. I will be with those workers demanding a decent pay rise. Look, I will be with them demanding a decent pay rise. Trade unions represent their members. Trade unions are there to negotiate on behalf of their members and they will be making protest actions and many other things over the winter.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Our mission must be to work with the people of Britain to transfer wealth, power and opportunity to the many from the few. For the first time in a long time we can provide a politics of hope and a politics for the people.feedback

Chuka Umunna

It is now even more vital that as we go forward we put clear red water between the Labour Party and the government on Brexit. For me and many others, that means committing to full and permanent membership of the single market and customs union. We will continue to make this argument.feedback

Michael Chessum

We will come back next year – but we should also be clear about the urgency of the situation. Migration is a difficult debate – but, sooner rather than later, the labour movement has to be able to trust in the collective wisdom of its grassroots.feedback

Sadiq Khan

I'm a westerner, but also a very proud Muslim. There are some people who want to divide our communities – I'm not going to let them. Jeremy Corbyn. Let Jeremy be Jeremy.feedback

Harry Hayball

A huge organisation like the Labour party is very risk averse, it's complicated getting things signed off. There's room here for experimentation ... People just come along with an idea.feedback

Clive Lewis

Momentum was the praetorian guard for Jeremy Corbyn, but he has kicked some ass, and he doesn't need that same level of guard as he did a few months ago. Now it's about reaching out, building a mass social movement, shape and reform the entire economy and social system.feedback

Emma Rees

For my entire lifetime, people have talked about politics being broken and all politicians being the same. We have a huge opportunity to revitalise the way we do politics in this country. That is absolute[ly] integral to the Labour party being a transformative government.feedback

Tom Watson

We don't want people to break the law. We are democrats but we're going to change the law so that trade unionists can have greater rights because we think our current trade union laws are very unfair, particularly the last Trade Union Act, which we campaigned against in parliament, and the way to deal with this is to campaign against the government to change their own laws and if they don't change them, elect a Labour government and we'll change the law to make sure that our trade union laws are fair.feedback

John McDonnell

You've got a lack of confidence in the working class. I haven't. You watch what will happen this coming winter, these strikes have been provoked by this current government and as a result of really pay being below inflation, wages being cut; you know we've got nurses going to food banks because their pay has been cut by 14% since these Tories have been in power. No wonder people are angry – I am.feedback

Len McCluskey - Unite

I'm not looking to be pushed outside the law and I want to appeal to the prime minister. Don't push ordinary working people outside the law. No one wants to step outside the law, least of all me.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

This law is something that is really unfair. No MP, very few MPs, get more than 50% of their electorate. I think I was one of the very few who does. I will ensure that a Labour government repeal the existing trade union law and bring us in line with the international labour organisational conditions. I will be with those workers demanding a decent pay rise.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Look. I understand the importance of liquid refreshment. A lot of people drink water. Others drink tea. Others prefer coffee. I understand that. But what we have to recognise is, while a lot of people drink water, others drink tea – and others, don't forget, prefer coffee. And we've been very clear about that. Yes, human beings need to drink fluids. And I respect that. But the point we're making is: yes, there's water, but there's also tea, and there's also coffee – and, let's not forget, there's also water, too. And that's what we have to recognise.feedback

Zoe Williams

An open letter asking Corbyn to cleave to the single market lends a with-us-or-against-us emotional charge to what should be a purely practical issue. Thirty Labour MPs, together with trades unionists, MEPs and mayors, signed an open letter on the eve of party conference, asking – begging? – Jeremy Corbyn to make Labour the party of the single market and the customs union. There were ideas in there that should appeal to the Labour leader – workers’ rights rather than curbs on immigration, solidarity with the rest of Europe, public services that are protected by judiciously not setting the economy on fire. Yet it was an unintelligent manoeuvre, platitudinous on the surface, divisive in its unspoken binaries, for exactly the same reason Theresa May’s Florence speech was platitudinous and divisive.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The clear answer is this, I support the campaign for a decent pay level in the public sector. I will ensure that a Labour Government would repeal the existing trade union law and bring us in line. The steam is rising, not falling, and the movement is stronger than ever.feedback

Richard Angell

It is shameful tactics by the Momentum leadership to try and stop members democratically discuss Brexit let alone commit the party to staying in the single market‬ permanenty and debating the important principles of freedom of movement. Most Momentum activists are desperate to stop a hard Brexit, but the secret Bennite Brexiteers want to keep Labour's position as vague as possible for as long as possible – also know as a Tory-lite Brexit position. This is clearly Momentum using a 'stitch and fix' to avoid Jeremy Corbyn's blushes.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We're looking at how we can open the party up much more and make conference the final decider of policy.feedback

Andrew Rawnsley

A record number of delegates are on the south coast to cheer Jeremy Corbyn but party unity remains brittle. Nothing can seem so long ago as the very recent past. It is just two years since Jeremy Corbyn made his debut appearance as leader at his party’s conference. After a career spent on the margins, he was thrust centre stage. Where once his personal conference highlight would be addressing a fringe meeting of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, he was enthroned in the leader’s seat and still looking a bit bewildered to find himself there. When his friend John McDonnell made his first conference speech as shadow chancellor, also his first as a platform speaker, Mr Corbyn did something I found rather endearing. He took out his phone and started taking photos, as if he would later need evidence that the pair of them hadn’t been dreaming.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's without question the Labour party is the party of women's equality, no matter who else might try to claim that mantle. I acknowledge that the Tories have a woman leader, but their policies have actually hurt women a lot.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Wide participation in policy making leads to more support for the policies we get, leads us to that movement that will bring about the end of this government but – beyond that – the end of the system of inequality and injustice in our society. I acknowledge that the Tories have a woman leader but their policies have actually hurt women a lot. The unbelievable and disgusting and disgraceful levels of abuse that women receive in public life is unacceptable – from anybody, to anybody – it has got to stop. All women who represent our party deserve our unqualified support.feedback

Nigel Farage

This is part of a great Brexit betrayal. We didn't vote to waste years of our lives. We didn't vote for open borders to continue. We didn't vote to give away billions of pounds every year. We voted to be independent, free and to open ourselves up to the rest of the world, and I do view today as being a big kick in the teeth for all of us that voted Brexit.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

She has had 15 months to think about that and she goes all the way to Florence and we didn't even get the chance to see Florence in the background to tell us what we already know.feedback

Bryce Edwards

The Jacinda effect, also known as Jacindamania, has been looming for a long time because she is a politician who has been a rising star and someone with a strong X-factor and charismatic personality for a few years now. At this point the Labour party seems to have gone from a grey old party with a lot of doom and gloom about them, to a party of Corbyn-esque excitement and similar support.feedback

Dave Prentis - Unison

The blame for these results does not lie solely with Jeremy Corbyn. But he must take responsibility for what happens next.feedback

Tony Blair

Just as there are no no-go areas for today's Labour party, so I want there to be no 'no-hope' areas.feedback

Libby Barnes

Pretty much all of them are Jeremy Corbyn supporters. One thing our local Momentum would like to achieve is to reverse all the unjust suspensions and expulsions that McNicol implemented in Brighton and Hove.feedback

Keir Starmer

There is a general recognition [in Brussels] that the Labour party has got itself in the right position and sensible position on transitional arrangements. No-one is talking in terms of bespoke deals.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

There are sensible grown-ups in the Conservative Party and the Labour Party and the Greens... We have got to put aside tribal differences and work alongside like-minded people to keep the Single Market and Customs Union, which is so essential for trade and jobs.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

All too often members of parliament seem to think that actually 'this party is our party, we are the important people in it'. No. It is the members and it is them on behalf of the public and that is why they should have a bigger say.feedback

Caroline Flint

I think in all honesty even Jeremy (Corbyn) would have to admit that we are far from in a position to challenge the Tory government in a general election.feedback

Kallum Pickering - Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co.

It will be interesting to see whether Jeremy Corbyn goes even further left versus his manifesto in the election and whether Theresa May does the same.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

What the country now desperately needs is some political adults. There are sensible grown-ups in the Conservative Party, and the Labour Party and the Greens. We believe the public have a right to change their mind. At the end of these tortuous divorce negotiations, the British public must be given a vote on the outcome.feedback

Emma Rees

We welcome the review, which is a promising first step towards a 21st-century Labour party that empowers its members and is able to win elections. We're glad that all wings of the party are finally recognising their invaluable contribution, and understand that it's both right and strategic for members to have more of a say.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

There shouldn't be a leadership threshold at all. That needs to change. Who are the PLP [parliamentary Labour party]? They are a tiny percentage of the party.feedback

Richard Angell

When the current leadership is so safe at the top of the party, it is bizarre the focus of this year's conference is divisive rule changes about whoever succeeds Corbyn, whenever that might be. Allowing nine or more candidates in the ballot paper threatens to make a joke of Labour and put us further from the voters.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

You have got the Labour Party in a suppressed civil war. They had a good election, and Jeremy Corbyn is currently riding high. But, we know under the surface there is enormous discontent about the extreme left. I, and my party, are the alternative. It's possible that we could break through. If British party politics starts to break up, if the traditional structures start to break up, and that could well happen, we are extremely well positioned with moderate, sensible policies. I am very confident talking about being an alternative prime minister.feedback

Jo Swinson

It reminds us that neither side of the political spectrum has a monopoly on undermining democracy and abusing human rights. And it beggars belief that Jeremy Corbyn would rather defend a tenuous link to socialism than condemn these atrocities.feedback

Amber Rudd

He is the life and soul of the party but he is not the man you want driving you home at the end of the evening.feedback

Nick Cohen

The Labour leader has been clever in exploiting a disaffected element of the electorate. Anyone who knows the far left will have snorted when they heard that it was banning the most successful Labour politicians in England from addressing the Labour party conference. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, and Andy Burnham, his counterpart in Manchester, may have won actual elections on moderate platforms. No matter. They must step aside so that “ordinary” party members can speak in their place.feedback

Robert Halfon

I'm normally an incrementalist, I'm not a confrontational politician. But I actually think we need a radical, counter-intuitive revolution in the Conservative party if we are to survive. The big problem we have is that people won't vote for us with their hearts. They vote for Labour with their hearts, which is why so many young people are supportive of them… people vote Conservative with gritted teeth, not because they feel passionate about it.feedback

Pauline Latham

I've got an eight-year-old daughter at school, I never say this to anybody, I never put my family on leaflets, I keep them out, this is the first time I'm going to say this. She did not deserve what came from some comments, disgracefully from people calling themselves Labour party members.feedback

Robert Halfon

If we don't radically reform our messaging, our machinery; if we don't focus on policies that really are there to help the lower paid, which are supported by people in metropolitan areas, I think, we'll face a precipice. Corbyn will be in No 10.feedback

Dennis Skinner

In the old days they could argue you might get a socialist government in Germany, but there's not been one for donkeys' years. At one time there was Italy, the Benelux countries, France and Germany, Portugal, Spain and us. Now there's just one in France and it's hanging on by the skin of its teeth.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There has to be a trade relationship with Europe. Whether that is formally within the single market or that is an agreement to trade within the single market I think is open for discussion and negotiation. We want a relationship which allows us to trade within the single market. Whether that's formal membership - which is only possible I believe if you're actually a member of the EU - or whether it's an agreed trading relationship is open for discussion.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

None more so than Stormzy who – instead of signing to a major record label – has used his own label to top the charts and change the face of music in this country.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Tonight, I was honoured to present Stormzy with the British GQ Solo Artist Of The Year award. This last year we have seen dramatic political events across the world. And against that backdrop we have seen the emergence of incredible, powerful artists.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Whether it's speaking out against racism, supporting the victims of Grenfell, he's remained absolutely committed to his roots and values throughout.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

He's one of London's most inspiring young men, encouraging his listeners to vote, pray and speak openly about mental health and their issues and problems.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The food has got a lot better and vegan food - one of my close relatives has just become a vegan and I went to her house for dinner and it was absolutely brilliant. So I'm going through the process, all right? I won't go any further than that.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's a fair question. I eat more and more vegan food, and have more and more vegan friends. There are quite a lot of vegan MPs actually - not a lot, but there are some. I think what has improved so much is vegetarian and vegan food has got so much better in recent years. So I'm going through the process, all right? I won't go any further than that.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I would say 'where is my lunch?' and they would say 'yours is a special meal', like there is something badly wrong with you and they would bring this thing along. It was usually pretty grim when it got there.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I got fed up of going on a plane in the 80s and everyone would get their regulation rubber chicken and whatever with it. I became one at 20 when I was working in a pig farm. I got attached to the pigs.feedback

John McDonnell

It was a wonderful announcement. The best thing she could have possibly done. It boosted support for the Labour party overnight and caused absolute disarray in the Conservative party. You can't walk down a corridor in this place without seeing a group of Tory MPs plotting.feedback

Nigel Farage

His comments amount to a pig-headed denial in Brussels that Brexit is happening and a desire to be uncooperative at every step of the way. He is directly appealing to the Tory rebels and the Labour Party and doing his best to upset the Parliamentary process.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's a fair question. I eat more and more vegan food, and have more and more vegan friends, indeed there are quite a lot of vegan MPs actually – not a lot but there are some. I think what has improved so much is vegetarian and vegan food has got so much better in recent years. I got fed up of going on a plane in the 1980s and everyone would get their regulation rubber chicken and whatever with it.feedback

Keir Starmer

To suggest as some do that you can have as it were bespoke, special arrangements negotiated between now and March 2019 is nonsense and so this is grown-up politics from the Labour party in the public interest.feedback

Damian Green

Few political debates have been as divisive as the European one. I fought as hard as I could on the Remain side, but I believe strongly that as a democrat I should respect the result (of the EU referendum), and that as a politician it is my duty to make the Brexit settlement as good as possible.feedback

Matthew d'Ancona

The government confuses office with power, and may yet pay a terrible price for blindly believing the Brexit talks will prove the need for Tories at the controls. The Conservative party is in the most desperate position that I can recall. It confuses office with power. It mistakes the EU referendum result for a party-political mandate. It assumes that the voters will sooner or later turn on Jeremy Corbyn as a dangerous socialist imposter. Its smile is really the rictus of internal paralysis.feedback

Anna Sourby

Any suggestion that this is in any way treacherous or supporting Jeremy Corbyn is outrageous. It amounts to a trouncing of democracy and people will not accept it. People will be very alarmed. It will all backfire on them.feedback

Anna Soubry

I want to be very clear that we are not opening ourselves up to the danger of very serious abuse by the executive. We've got to look at those Henry VIII clauses and make sure that we're not subverting the will of the people through Parliament and handing over excessive powers to the executive. This is all part and parcel of the parliamentary process and if anybody suggests that there's anything unusual or treacherous about that, or working with other parties, they will get short shrift.feedback

Damian Green

Starting the new Parliamentary session with the Withdrawal Bill shows that it is now the job of all MPs, including my former colleagues on the Stronger In campaign, to respect the will of the people and get the best possible deal for Britain. No Conservative wants a bad Brexit deal, or to do anything that increases the threat of a Corbyn Government.feedback

Dominic Grieve

No one should be trying to wreck this bill, but the Government needs to listen to the concerns expressed across Parliament about its details.feedback

Sarah Champion

If I'm on the floppy left, to be accused of racism is probably the worst thing you can call me. That fear will motivate me to step away from a lot of topics I'd maybe tackle head on if I didn't have that phobia. By not dealing with the facts head on, you allow people to manipulate what's going on. Multicultural policies that I, through my working career, grew up with, and which Jeremy Corbyn grew up with, need a translation to come outside London.feedback

Kate Maltby

The nascent Conservative movement is modelling itself on Momentum and targeting young voters. But with no one to rally behind, it’s dead in the water. Just as 60 may be the new 20, and Saga Holidays the new Love Island, this week in politics, Activate is the new Momentum. For those blessed readers who have no idea what I’m talking about, Activate is the latest great idea designed to energise the Tory grassroots, based on the Labour-affiliated movement formed in the wake of Jeremy Cobyn’s election as leader of his party. Launched yesterday with a Return of the Jedi-themed meme attacking Corbyn (now deleted from Twitter), Activate is a campaign organisation that promises to galvanise Tory youth support, and build a community of young centre-right campaigners. Good luck with that. The Conservatives were 47 percentage points behind Labour among 18- and 19-year-olds at the last election.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

Don’t bet on a Corbynite putsch – the left is a crowded marketplace in Scotland and it’s best not to make assumptions. The obvious way to read the surprise resignation of Kezia Dugdale as leader of the Scottish Labour party is to cast her as the victim of a likely putsch by forces loyal to Jeremy Corbyn. According to this view, Dugdale jumped before she was pushed, pre-empting the challenge she would have faced sooner or later as punishment for opposing Corbyn from the start – a position rendered unsustainable by the UK leader’s better-than-expected performance in June’s general election.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I'd like to thank Kezia Dugdale for her work as Scottish Labour leader and the important role she has played in rebuilding the party in Scotland. Kezia became Scottish leader at one of the most difficult times in the history of the Scottish Labour party and the party's revival is now fully under way, with six new MPs and many more to come. I want to thank Kez for her tireless service to our party and movement, and look forward to campaigning with her in future.feedback

Kezia Dugdale

I have thought long and hard about this. I care deeply about the Labour Party - I love it and I have devoted my adult life to serving it in a number of different capacities. And I have just come to the conclusion that the best thing for it, the Labour Party, this precious, precious thing that has done so much good in our country, and indeed for me, is to pass that baton on. I don't think Jeremy can unite our party and lead us into government.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

But that's not the proposition. The proposition is to reduce the threshold. I'll settle for that. Why are people so frightened of democracy?feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

There shouldn't be a leadership threshold at all. That needs to change. Who are the PLP [parliamentary Labour party]? They are a tiny percentage of the party. If we're going to have a threshold, it should be CLPs [constituency Labour parties].feedback

Seb Dance

The idea that we are better off out of the EU is a Tory fantasy. Jeremy Corbyn must defend access to the single market and customs union permanently• Seb Dance is a Labour MEP for London. Labour’s commitment to retaining Britain’s membership of the single market and the customs union during any post-Brexit transition is a brave and welcome move. It is overwhelmingly in our national economic interest. That Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for it by Nigel Farage – a man who has never genuinely stood up for Britain’s best interests – should be worn as a badge of pride by all in the Labour movement, and convince any waverers that we’re on the right path.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

I'm not saying it never ever happens but it is a really dirty, lowdown trick, particularly the antisemitism smears. Many people in the Jewish community are appalled by what they see as the weaponisation of antisemitism for political ends. It is pretty repellent to use that to attack somebody like Jeremy Corbyn, who has spent his whole life fighting for social justice and standing up for the underdog.feedback

Gerry Hassan

If Labour is to really take advantage of a stalling SNP, Corbyn needs some policy meat on Brexit and independence. Jeremy Corbyn has been making waves in Scotland, as he has been across the entire UK. His five-day visit has raked in the coverage and crowds, and annoyed his political opponents.feedback

Anna Soubry

Hard Brexit has gone, thank god. The debate has shifted to the arguments we have been making for some considerable time.feedback

Steve Crowther

Jeremy Corbyn has finally capitulated to the Blairites and abandoned his principles of 30 years.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There has to be an arrangement in the long term with Europe which is one of tariff-free trade access to Europe that gives protection of the rights, regulations and gains we've made from Europe on workers' rights as well as protection of consumer rights and continued membership of the European institutions, particularly the European Court of Human Rights, but there are many others as well. Could you have a separate arrangement for different parts of the UK.feedback

Nigel Farage

Corbyn promised he would leave the single market. He has now betrayed every Labour voter at the General Election.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Invest in the future of all us. Invest in better transport systems; invest in sustainable jobs in new industries; invest in communities; invest in decent housing. You then create the virtuous circle of increasing employment in all those industries and providing a common good for all. You don't cut your way to prosperity: you improve people's lives by investing in the future. If money was found to bail out the banks then surely the money should be available to support and invest in communities all across the country.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

[If] you cut and destroy public services, they are not there for anybody later on in life. Even the very richest get heart attacks; even the very richest may get cancer; even the very richest homes might catch fire. At that point they need an ambulance service. At that point they need a hospital. At that point they need a fire service. I simply say to the Tory party, think again about the direction you're taking the country in.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I'm saying to the government: halt this closure programme, halt the closure of this centre here, don't destroy the 600 jobs that are available here that are important as an economic contributor to this town. Instead think again. Think about the role of government in supporting people. Think again about the punitive way in which you operate your regimes.feedback

Gillian Jones

The loss to this community of these jobs is going to have a huge impact. We work here, we shop here, we socialise here. We're very much part of this community and that's very much the way we want to keep it.feedback

Hamish Donald

Going hard against independence is fighting the Tories on their own ground.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

People don't want them. No. It was there [during his leadership campaign] as a discussion item which was taken out of context. The response was that people don't want them: end of.feedback

Jess Phillips

It is essentially giving up on trying to prosecute assaults. If you take your feminist cues from Saudi Arabia you've gone wrong.feedback

Stella Creasy

Can we make all carriages safe for all passengers rather than restricting where we can go? It's not us, it's them honest… [It] doesn't keep women safe to restrict their movements - it normalises attacks. We need to be clear they (the attackers) are the problem, not women's seating plans.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

Complemented with having more guards on trains, it would be a way of combating these attacks, which have seen a very worrying increase in the past few years. I'm not saying it has to happen, but it may create a safe space. It would be a matter of personal choice whether someone wanted to make use of it.feedback

Denis MacShane

Focusing on another vote means the real work of grassroots campaigning and persuasion hasn’t taken place. With a monotonous regularity, calls for a second referendum are now the default setting of those who oppose the Brexit line of the government, Ukip, and the official leadership of the Labour party. They began with a giant rally in London not long after the Brexit plebiscite. Since then, political leaders from Sadiq Khan to Vince Cable can always command a headline by calling for a second referendum. But right now, these calls are misplaced for three reasons.feedback

Paul Sweeney

I am optimistic about Labour coming back. If we had another week, we would have doubled the number of seats. That is why the SNP is terrified of another election. We will pick up other Glasgow seats, Lanarkshire seats and Lothian seats. I am almost certain of that.feedback

Kezia Dugdale

I do think we are seeing a revival … The party with the greatest potential to grow is the Labour party.feedback

Paul Sweeney

We were in Smithycroft Road, right in the shadow of the Bar-L [Barlinnie prison]. These lads were walking up from an off-sales on the opposite side of the road, maybe six or seven of them, with their carry-outs. They started shouting across the road.feedback

Emma Hayley

Corbyn has numerous quirks that lend themselves to these kind of light-hearted stories such as his allotment, the jam-making and El Gato, all stories that have made it into the Corbyn Comic Book. Just as Corbyn seems to have captured the imagination of the people, so has our comic book about him. It's a bit of a departure from what we would ordinarily do, but it was the right time to do it. We received over a hundred new submissions for the book and we're thrilled that the idea has been so well received.feedback

Emma Hayley

I can't think of a comic which has had one of our prime ministers on the front. But this is the right time for the Corbyn comic.feedback

Steve Richards

There is no option of a ‘soft’ Brexit, and Labour’s mockery of the Conservative government’s position rings hollow when its own position is a mess• Steve Richards is a political commentator and broadcaster.feedback

Gideon Falter

Our research clearly shows that British Jews have pointed their fingers at the Crown Prosecution Service and the Labour Party. If British society can fight anti-Semitism, why are our world-renowned criminal justice system and some of our famous political parties still doing too little? There is not a moment to lose. Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The fire has raised profound concerns about the way that social housing is provided and managed in this country, and I - as well as many survivors - worry that, without a wider focus, the inquiry will fail to get fully to grips with the causes of the fire. The fear is that the priority is to avoid criticism of your party's policy failures rather than secure justice for Grenfell survivors, along with the safety of the many other people who live in social housing in this country.feedback

Sajid Javid

Corbyn wrong to sack Sarah Champion. We need an honest open debate on child sexual exploitation, including racial motivation.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Our next election manifesto will be more detailed because we'll have more time to prepare it, but it will be a reflection of the wishes and aspirations of a lot of people who you've never heard of, all around the country. Yes, I'm spending the summer campaigning around the country, but everywhere I go I make sure I have time to meet and listen to different people and different groups, and I learn a lot by that. It does mean that when we're writing policy documents you think, hang on, this isn't practical, it wouldn't work. Let's do something else.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

As [US President] Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un trade threats and tensions escalate, the danger is growing. In the interests of sanity and safety for the whole world, global pressure for dialogue and diplomacy must be overwhelming. Our government must not drag our country into any military action over the Korea crisis, including joint exercises. US-led regime-change wars and the threat of more to come have made this crisis more dangerous and difficult to resolve.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Trump and Kim must immediately wind down the war of rhetoric, as the German chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded. The risks of an unintended escalation into full-blown conflict are too great for the whole world. We cannot play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats. Our government must press for measured responses to bring the temperature down. Our government must not drag our country into any military action over the Korea crisis, including joint exercises.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There can be no question of blind loyalty to the erratic and belligerent Trump administration. US-led regime-change wars and the threat of more to come have made this crisis more dangerous and difficult to resolve.feedback

Diane Abbott

These are difficult by-elections, they're going to be quite tight. We are hopeful of winning both of them but it's really important that every Labour supporter comes out to vote. And if we lose one or we lose both, I think the party will go forward. It has to go forward. No, no. I mean there are people who have been opposed to Jeremy from the very beginning, I'm not one of them and I think we have to move forward. The more people get to see Jeremy and hear him… I'm confident the polls will improve.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

If Theresa May is back from her holiday yet, perhaps she's listening. It would be a really good idea to have another walk, have an epiphany moment while you're walking and come along with a proposal to dissolve parliament and have another election. We're ready for it at any time.feedback

Paul Mason

A proposed new anti-Brexit movement would attract neoliberals in thrall to flawed free market economics. In short, half the Conservative party. One Thursday night in the next couple of years we could go to sleep knowing that, by Friday morning, neoliberalism in Britain will be over. If a left-led Labour party comes to power, leading a coalition determined to scrap free market economics, that will be a good day for working people. It will be a bad day for Virgin Care, Portland Communications and Saudi Arabia.feedback

Cat Boyd

My decision to back Labour in the general election caused outrage. But I’m a socialist, not a nationalist – like thousands of others in Scotland. Roughly five years ago I co-founded the Radical Independence Campaign in Scotland. I knocked on thousands of doors, spoke at hundreds of meetings, and wrote columns for Scotland’s only pro-independence daily newspaper. But my values, like the values of radical independence, have always been socialist, not nationalist; and in the general election last June I voted for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.feedback

Lena Dunham

Everyone's been asking like, What have you been doing?' And I'm like, Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour would, firstly, properly fund our NHS by putting emergency money in. Secondly we'd lift the pay cap to ensure there are sufficient staff at the NHS to stay there and do the work, and thirdly invest urgently in reinstating the nurse bursary so that we have a good number of nurses for the future.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The times to see a doctor are increasing, the times to be treated in A&E departments are increasing, the times to get elective surgery are increasing. We can't go on like this. The NHS is something we all rely on. It's up to government to make sure it's there for everybody all the time.feedback

Julia Blunck

Reporters ask Jeremy Corbyn if he will condemn Nicolás Maduro. But the undemocratic abuses of Michel Temer aren’t flashy enough for the news cycle. Venezuela is the question on everyone’s lips. Rather, Venezuela is the question on reporters’ lips whenever they see Jeremy Corbyn: will he condemn the president, Nicolás Maduro? What is his position on Venezuela, and how does it affect his plans for Britain? The actual problems of Venezuela – a complex country with a long history that does not start with the previous president Hugo Chávez and certainly not with Jeremy Corbyn – are largely ignored or pushed aside. This is nothing new: most of the time, Latin America’s debates are seen through western lenses.feedback

Owen Jones

The left underestimates the establishment backlash there would be if Corbyn were to reach No 10. They need to be ready. ‘Do you really think the British state would just stand back and let Jeremy Corbyn be prime minister?” This was recently put to me by a prominent Labour figure, and must now be considered. Happily for me – as a Corbyn supporter who ended up fearing the project faced doom – this long-marginalised backbencher has a solid chance of entering No 10. If he makes it – and yes, the Tories are determined to cling on indefinitely to prevent it from happening – the establishment will wage a war of attrition in a determined effort to subvert his policy agenda and bring his government down.feedback

Lynton Crosby

On polling day, over 70% of voters thought the Conservatives were going to win. So they thought we'll reward [Corbyn] for being prepared to talk about interesting things and shake the system up, but we'll still have the comfort of having Theresa May as prime minister at the end of the day.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

But we also have to recognise that there have been effective and serious attempts at reducing poverty in Venezuela, improving literacy and improving the lives of many of the poorest people. I gave the support of many people around the world for the principle of a government that was dedicated towards reducing inequality and improving the life chances of the poorest people. What's happened is the oil price has fallen obviously and the economy was overdependent on oil. And I make it very clear I think there should've been greater diversity at a time when there was a very high oil price.feedback

Lucy Edwards

Couldn't have even planned it (big Dave C in the house, shame he can't read).feedback

David Cameron

Certainly as somebody who has been through this battle a number of times, eventually relatively successfully, lots of people find different ways of doing it and certainly for some people e-cigarettes are successful.feedback

Michael Chessum

Labour's immigration stance has for far too long been dominated by pandering to the idea that immigration is to blame for a fall in living standards. This isn't just factually wrong, it's also self-defeating – because we need a narrative that is clear and honest about the fact that neo-liberalism and exploitation are the real problem. That has to be backed up with policy, not just sentiment. We beat the Tories when we're principled and offer alternatives – that's the lesson of the general election.feedback

Beth Foster-Ogg

[The last] election showed what a groundswell of ordinary people, knocking on doors and campaigning for the Labour Party can do. Now we want to skill up the hundreds of thousands of new Labour Party members so they can be better, more effective campaigners when the next election comes, and so they can campaign and organise in their communities outside of election time. If we are out talking to people, campaigning and making the Labour Party the heart our communities all year round, we will be ready to beat the Tories when this weak and unstable government inevitably calls another election.feedback

Angela Smith

I think Corbyn needs to condemn the actions of the Venezuelan regime , which are a very serious threat to democracy in that country.feedback

Philippa King

Mr Kroenke could do the world a great favour by stopping peddling this kind of sickening TV and turning his focus on helping animals he apparently likes to see killed.feedback

Philippa King

We're living in a world now where most people can see how brutal and shameful trophy hunting is, yet the Arsenal boss is choosing to launch his sick TV channel in the UK. I'm not sure in what way an idiot with a gun against an elephant is a fair chase.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I'm appalled at the glorification of killing wild and rare animals on this TV channel. As an Arsenal fan I'm disgusted that Stan Kroenke is involved in such a brutal, unethical and unnecessary activity.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

This is not sport. Kroenke should stick to football if he wants to be involved in sport. In my mind 'blood sport' is a contradiction and there should be no place on television or anywhere else for it.feedback

Philippa King

This is a massive own goal for Stan Kroenke. We live in a world where most people can see how brutal and shameful