Speeches supporting Corbyn position receiving far bigger reaction than those calling for full-remain position
The overwhelming majority of speakers supporting the competing full-remain and pro-Corbyn motions being debated at Labour’s conference now ahead of a crucial vote this evening are calling for the party to support Corbyn’s position of not committing the party to a remain stance when nobody knows the details of the deal Labour will negotiate in government.
Activist Michael Calderbank and respected elections analyst Charlie Mansell commented on the clear phenomenon:
The reaction to those speakers also seems considerably more enthusiastic than to those trying to box Corbyn into a full-remain position.
Unison and a number of smaller unions have reneged on a commitment only 11 days ago to support the Corbyn/NEC position. Because of this, the vote is expected to be tight – but the views of members seem strongly in favour of Corbyn.
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