September 27, 2015

YOU CAN'T RUN A PARTY (NEVERMIND A COUNTRY) LIKE A HIPPIE COMMUNE:

Corbyn suffers blow as Trident vote is rejected at party conference (Nicholas Watt,  27 September 2015, The Guardian)

Jeremy Corbyn has suffered a major blow to his authority after a bid by the Labour leadership to force a vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear programme was overwhelmingly rejected at the Labour conference.

Hours after the opening of the conference in Brighton, Britain's largest trade unions and the Labour membership spurned a call by Corbyn to allow the conference to hold a debate and a vote on whether Britain should renew Trident.

In a severe embarrassment to Corbyn, who won the support of the main trade unions in the Labour leadership contest, his call for a debate on Trident was supported by just 0.16% of the trade union vote. The support among constituency Labour parties was little higher at 7.1%.

Shadow cabinet members, who had earlier welcomed a signal by Corbyn that he would allow a free vote on Trident, were scathing about the new leader's conference debut. "Chaos and confusion rule the day," one frontbencher said.

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