members would overwhelmingly reject any attempt by the party’s MPs
to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader, a new poll suggests.
YouGov survey for The
found that a significant 64 per cent of members would vote for Mr
Corbyn in a leadership ballot triggered by an attempted coup.
a third, 33 per cent, say they would not vote for him.
findings mean it would be effectively impossible to topple the Labour
leader under current circumstances were he to make it on the ballot
findings represent an increase in support for Mr Corbyn among full
party members compared to when he was elected in September 2015 on
49.5 per cent of first preference votes.
increase may be down to a significant increase in membership since he
was elected leader.
that time he was elected by Labour’s wider measure of membership
including affiliates and supporters with 59.5 per cent of first
for Mr Corbyn among the party has grown and solidified since he came
to office. A survey in February found that he was approved of by 72
per cent of Labour members with just 17 per cent disapproving.
Orbiting the world with George Galloway - Referendum Special
a difference a day makes… in just 24 hours Britain voted to leave
the EU, the prime minister announced his resignation, the Scottish
government declared it wanted out of Britain and Ireland's largest
party said now was time for Northern Ireland to exit the UK. It's
panic stations amongst the ruling elites.
this special edition of Sputnik we look at how the battle lines are
now drawn, from two very different political perspectives: from
Selina Scott, doyen of British broadcasting, has been wooed by Tory
grandees with offers of safe seats, and Alex Graham, former president
of the RMT Union. At the other end of the political spectrum, Graham
believes trade unions have lost confidence in their ability to defend
members’ rights and an exit from the EU could bring back control.
Either way, both our guests agree the Brexit vote was in part a
rejection by the working class of the prevailing neoliberal orthodoxy
and they came to the studio to explain why.