Jeremy Corbyn will address a rally at Pier Head in Liverpool on Saturday to mark the formal start of Labour’s annual conference. The official slogan is “Rebuilding Britain, for the many, not the few” – but there will be other issues on delegates’ minds too. Brexit Last year, with no one keen to puncture the unity that prevailed during the general election campaign, the leadership sidestepped a vote on Brexit on the conference floor. But with fewer than 200 days to go until Britain leaves the EU, and Theresa May in a standoff with her EU27 counterparts, it will be the subject of vehement debate, with many constituency Labour parties pressing for a “people’s vote” on the final deal to be made formal Labour policy. Campaigners have produced a Together Against Brexit app, which will help delegates connect with likeminded members in Liverpool from different generations – and advise them on how and when to use their votes most effectively. Brexit is the first policy issue where Corbyn, a longtime advocate of handing greater power to Labour members, has clashed with the beliefs of many of those who joined the party to support him. The frontbench is likely to offer… Read full this story
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