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A lot of abuse takes place on online media and on social media.feedback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mayor will go as far as the law allows in his new London Plan to ensure rules applying to such spaces are no more onerous than those that apply on publicly owned land.feedback

We must reclaim our public spaces from the corporate interests who want to control them. Our country's laws should govern public space, not secretive private rules. City life is made rich and exciting by our varied shared spaces. They should be run in the interests of the many not the few.feedback

I recognised it was a huge burden, I did not make a commitment we would write it off because I couldn't at that stage. I pointed out we had written the manifesto in a short space of time because it was a surprise election but that we would look at ways of reducing that debt burden, recognising quite a lot of it is never going to be collected anyway and try and reduce that. I don't have the simple answer for it yet - I don't think anybody would expect me to, because this election was called unexpectedly; we had two weeks to prepare all this - but I'm very well aware of that problem.feedback

It would be a managed thing on the basis of the skills required. What there wouldn't be is whole-scale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industries. You prevent agencies recruiting for jobs like that, you advertise for jobs in the locality first … It would be on the basis on the economic need and skills required. The need for nurses is huge … we have to be sensible about this.feedback

There would be European workers working in Britain and British workers working in Europe as there are the moment. What there wouldn't be is the wholesale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industry. The single market is dependent on membership of the EU. What we've said all along is that we want a tariff free trade access to the European market and a partnership with Europe in the future. The two things are inextricably linked.feedback

This gender pay gap is appalling. We would insist on a strong pay audit of every organisation and we'd also look at a 20-1 ratio between the chief executive and the lowest paid staff in every public sector organisation. But if I had been born Audrey Marr rather than Andrew Marr, I would have been out 10 years ago. There's a real lack of older women on the screen.feedback

Given the prime minister has had to administer a slap-down to her squabbling cabinet, does she think the chancellor is actually talking about her own ministers? The prime minister doesn't seem to have had any problem finding money to pay for the DUP's support. Can I invite the prime minister to take a check with reality on this? I look along that frontbench opposite and I see a cabinet bickering and backbiting while the economy gets weaker and people are pushed further into debt.feedback

Discrimination has gone on too long. The Gender Recognition Act does not allow trans people to self-identify their gender and forces them to undergo invasive medical tests. This is wrong. Labour recognised this in our manifesto, pledging to update the act. Theresa May told Pink News that 'changes need to be made' but failed to include anything on this in the Conservative manifesto.feedback

So, I say to her today, Labour will help you keep your promise. Bring forward a Bill to update the Act and improve trans rights and Labour will back you. You can give your MPs and the DUP a free vote and Labour will make it law.feedback

It is important to note that effective inquiries command confidence because of both what they examine and how they are conducted. With this in mind, I urge you to consider broadening the inquiry team to a model more similar to that used in the Macpherson Inquiry, including with representation from those from minority backgrounds, in order to support the judge leading this inquiry.feedback

We would be disrespecting the memory of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, and putting further lives at risk, if we fail to fully learn these lessons. It is therefore our view that an immediate inquiry into the proximate causes of the Grenfell Tower fire should be supplemented by a longer-term, more wide-ranging inquiry into the underlying causes of what went wrong and the extent to which they are replicated on a national scale.feedback

There is widespread recognition that Grenfell Tower residents and victims' families deserve rapid answers to these questions, and that any undue delay risks adding to the intolerable levels of suffering they have already experienced.feedback

They want a good relationship in the future, of that I'm very sure. We had a frank discussion about the process and about the situation. And we've been able to inform him of our respect for the result of the referendum, our wish to maintain and defend jobs in Britain and to have an effective economic relationship with Europe in the future... It was a very useful meeting. Mr Barnier was very pleased with the Arsenal shirt, as you know I am an Arsenal supporter, and (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger is of course French.feedback

My door is open, listen to all Brexit views. We not negotiating. We're forming an opinion of what the European Union wants in this and representing views of people who voted for us, in particular on protection of jobs.feedback

Unease, that a society can go on in this direction with poverty and inequality alongside very rapidly rising huge individual wealth for a small number of people. I've got good news for the Tories: I know they're living through a nightmare at the moment. I'm somebody, as you're very well aware, that doesn't get involved in personal abuse and would never exploit somebody else's misfortune – so I want to help these Tories out of their nightmare. Feel free, at any time, to resign and we'll have another general election.feedback

Please leave it, I will talk to you in a moment. Somebody wants to have a chat with me about a couple of things. I'm very happy to do that in a moment. I do talk to everybody.feedback

Those MPs who are popular with their members, which may well be the vast majority, should have no problem getting reselected. But it's unreasonable to think we as MPs can avoid any contest.feedback

I haven't been watching it, but I'd advise that Marcel needs a vote. We should give him a vote. He needs a bit of, shall I say, TLC.feedback

We believe that education is a public good, that businesses, large and small, prosper when education, skills and training are given laser-like attention by a committed government. We need to encourage the creativity that's there in every child, not suppress it.feedback

I think have to have some degree of certainty and confidence for the future. We cannot go [on] with these levels of regional disparity, we cannot go on with the underfunding of so many of our public services and we cannot go on loading every generation with debts of £50,000 or £60,000, which at some point will be so serious there will be a shortage of people to go to university because they simply can't countenance the idea of that level of debt. The result is we all lose.feedback

We need to ensure that everyone – workers, government and businesses – share in the benefits that new technology can bring.feedback

There are no short cuts. If we are to create a high-skill, high-wage and high-productivity economy we're going to have to invest more to upgrade our economy for the 21st century. And that will mean businesses paying a bit more tax to invest in education while still maintaining low tax rates by historical and international comparisons.feedback

I think we should be prepared to raise to what would still be a lower level than the average of the G7 as a way of investing in our future. I don't see a future for this country of being a sort of low-tax haven on the shores of Europe. I see the future of this country as one that has a close partnership with the European Union, a tariff-free trade access to Europe and a similarity in taxation levels.feedback

Except for more misery, what does the Prime Minister and her Government actually offer for the young people of this country? Instead of offering platitudes, offer some real help and real support for those in work, young people who deserve better and deserve to be given more optimism than greater inequality.feedback

The prime minister simply doesn't get it. There is a low-pay epidemic in this country and it has a terrible effect on young people. Those in their 20s will earn £12,500 a year less than the generation that went before them – the first generation to be worse off than the last.feedback

I was hoping she was going to say a bit more about NHS staff and their pay during her birthday greetings. After a week of flip-flopping and floundering, we thought we'd got some clarity from Downing Street at last. While we do that, we will always recognise the need to makes those decisions against the need to live within our means.feedback

To break away like that is politically unhelpful at a time when the entire Labour Party is buzzing because we did far better in the general election.feedback

Of course we're going to reach out. There's been one or two difficulties at times in the parliamentary Labour Party but let's put that behind us. The issue is the party came together and fought this election for a result that nobody else ever expected. Out there a lot of people said, hang on a minute, you are for the first time offering a real choice in British politics' and do you know what? It's infectious.feedback

We put forward our policies – strong and hopeful policies – and have gained an amazing response from the public. I think it's pretty clear who won this election. We're ready to serve the people who have given their trust to us. My party has had a huge increase in its vote, gained seats all over the country, in every region of this country and in Scotland and Wales. I think everyone in the Labour party, and everyone who supported the Labour party yesterday – young people, old people, everyone in between – I think they should be very proud of what we have achieved.feedback

Andrew Murray is a member of the Labour Party and he is an official at Unite, and he is temporarily helping us with the campaign. He is a person of enormous abilities and professionalism, and is the head of staff of Unite the union. To manage a very large union and a large number of staff takes special skills, and Andrew has them. I don't believe that Andrew is anything other than a democratic socialist and member of the Labour Party like me.feedback

I think 68, as they say, is too late. Ninety-five percent of people in this country will have no tax increase, no national insurance increase, no VAT increase … We want to make sure there is a redistribution of wealth. It can't be right that we live in a country where the richest 100 people have assets of £600bn. Andrew Murray is a member of the Labour party and he is an official at Unite and he is temporarily helping us with the campaign.feedback

Yes ... The Labour Party will never ever put the defence of the realm at the back of the queue.feedback

The Labour party will always cherish, sustain and protect our relationship with the trade union movement and the working people you represent. You are our DNA, you are our family, and we will never, ever apologise for the closeness of our relationship with you. The truth is that the Tories and SNP are obsessed with their power struggles against Brussels and Westminster, when the energy should be used to change and transform our economy to ensure no one and no community is left behind.feedback

The issue has to be that we want a secure and peaceful world. You achieve that by promoting peace and also promoting security. Security comes from that process. We haven't completed work on the manifesto ... We are less than 100 hours into this election campaign. We are having this discussion within the Labour party. Nuclear weapons are not the solution to the world's security issues. They are a disaster if ever used.feedback

We haven't completed work on the manifesto. We are less than 100 hours into this election campaign. We are having this discussion within the Labour party.feedback

It is the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all. It is the establishment versus the people and it is our historic duty to make sure that the people prevail. European Union negotiations are going on and we have set out out lines - primarily it is about gaining and retaining tariff-free access to the European market.feedback

The party membership is the biggest it has been in my lifetime. There are 400,000 individual members, there's 100,000 affiliated supporters, there are three million affiliated trade union members. It's a very big organisation and I suspect that much of this criticism that you are saying about a crisis in the party actually comes from those who are nervous of the strength of the Labour Party at local level.feedback

Sometimes spirits in the Labour party can run high. Today has been one of those days. That's because we're a passionate party. So I'm going to send a message to all party members: I want to make it absolutely clear, members are an asset, as a party we must do more to involve and empower them. From the smallest branch right up to the leader's office, our whole party must focus on the challenges and opportunities ahead for us in our journey to fundamentally transform this country in the interests of the people of this country.feedback

There was a bit of mischievous misreporting going on there. I was asked if in Westminster we would block the holding of a referendum. I said no, if the Scottish Parliament decided they wanted to have a referendum then it would be wrong for Westminster to block it. There is no ambiguity whatsoever and those that are seeking mischief better go and seek it elsewhere. If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held. I don't think it's the job of Westminster or the Labour Party to prevent people holding referenda.feedback

If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held. I don't think it's the job of Westminster or the Labour party to prevent people holding referenda. No, we're not in favour of a referendum. We've been looking at that and thinking about it, and talking to a lot of people about it. I'm looking at pay-ratio levels within organisations and companies and I think that is a good way forward. That, in turn, would ensure or help to encourage the development of fairer pay within companies.feedback

If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held. I don't think it's the job of Westminster or the Labour party to prevent people holding referenda.feedback

I will do everything I can to repay the trust and the support, to bring our party together, to make it an engine for progress in our country and the people who depend on the Labour party to protect their interest, to get power and deliver real change in this country. Let's wipe that slate clean from today and get on with the work we've got to do as a party together.feedback

I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 percent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy. We are a democratic party, with a clear constitution. Our people need Labour party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country.feedback

We can't duck the issue of immigration, clearly it was a factor. What I'm totally amazed by is that in the past 24 hours 140,000 people have said they do not want the Labour Party to spend the next two months debating the leadership.feedback

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