Who Are Ya? Update

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Still it goes on:

Imran Hussain MP (Bradford East) appointed Shadow Minister, Department for International Development;

Kate Osamor MP (Edmonton) appointed Shadow Minister, Women and Equalities;

Thangam Debbonaire MP (Bristol West) appointed Shadow Minister, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

These three appointments are new additional roles on the frontbench. Also appointed is:

Dave Anderson MP (Blaydon) appointed as a Whip.

Day 10!

Thornberry: “I Don’t Know Why Jeremy Gave Me This Job”

At last Emily speaks for the nation!

Via ITV

New Shadow Europe Minister’s Links to British Influence

Corbyn supposedly used the reshuffle to mould the Shadow Cabinet in his image by appointing a unilateralist as Shadow Defence Secretary, to go with his vegan Shadow farming minister and commie City spokesmanYet he also quashed once and for all any lingering chance that the PLP might be dictated to from the leader’s office on Europe.

New Shadow Europe minister Pat Glass is as Europhile as they come. She founded the pro-EU PLP group and works closely with the Labour Yes campaign. Glass is also chair of the APPG on the European Union, the secretariat of which is British Influence, the pro-EU lobbying group backed by Peter Mandelson, Danny Alexander and Ken Clarke. We know where Jez’s heart is on the matter, he voted to stay out of the European Community in 1975 and holds the traditional Bennite view that the EU is a bosses’ and bankers’ union. A view on which he has sold out completely…

Labour Reshuffle Continues

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Defence
Kate Hollern MP

Education
Jenny Chapman MP

Justice
Jo Stevens MP

Transport
Andy McDonald MP

Work and Pensions
Angela Rayner MP

Foreign
Fabian Hamilton MP

Who are ya? Who are ya?

Kevan Jones Quits: Letter in Full

Shadow Defence minister Kevan Jones is the next to resign:

The Thornberry effect…

Stephen Doughty Resigns Live on Air

Shadow Foreign Office minister Stephen Doughty quits live on the Daily Politics, accusing the leader’s office of “lies” about Pat McFadden. Just in time for PMQs…

Pat-riarchy Stumps Sir Michael White

The ‘one Pat in, one Pat out’ approach to the reshuffle confounded poor Sir Michael White:

The incoming Pat (top right) certainly is a proper northerner, but she isn’t a “he”.

Guido knows the feeling, it was approaching day three of the reshuffle when the move was announced. And to be fair, it’s out of character for Corbyn to promote a woman…

H/T @youngvulgarian

Reynolds Quits: Read Resignation Letter in Full

Shadow Rail minister Jonny Reynolds is the first frontbencher to quit this morning, telling Corbyn: “I cannot in good conscience endorse the world view of the Stop the War Coalition… I believe my colleague Pat McFadden was right…”

Who’s next?

McFadden ‘Sacked For Saying West Not to Blame For Paris Attacks’

Sacked Shadow Europe minister Pat McFadden says Corbyn told him he was being fired “because of questions I asked about terrorism… following the Paris terrorist attacks”. This is the question McFadden asked:

“Can I ask the Prime Minister to

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LIVE: Labour Reshuffle In Full

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Labour’s new Shadow Cabinet is:

Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Tom Watson MP

Shadow First Secretary of […]

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Labour At War Already

It is all (finally) starting to kick off as Labour rapidly descends into internecine war over the slotting of Michael Dugher. Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop has gone after Ken:

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Ken’s 18 Hour Reshuffle Rethink

Ken Livingstone has just told the Today programme that he doesn’t think Corbyn ever planned to reshuffle Hilary Benn, instead blaming the media for whipping up speculation that he was about to be demoted. Ken says Benn has “stopped being […]

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