Jeremy Corbyn To Tell Labour MP Critics To ‘End The Trench Warfare’

Jeremy Corbyn will use his Labour conference speech to urge his MPs to “end the trench warfare” of party in-fighting and start taking on the Tories.

As he prepared a “unity” reshuffle of his frontbench team, the Labour leader was set to declare that internal splits and rows were “a luxury that millions of people who depend on Labour cannot afford”.

Corbyn will put his 10-point leadership manifesto at the heart of his keynote speech, including promises of new homes, jobs, a National Education Service, more public ownership and no more “aggressive” wars of intervention.

But in a move that could spark fresh rows with his MPs, he will also signal that Labour will not seek to reduce immigration as its official policy in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Tensions from the bitter summer leadership contest spilled over at the conference on Tuesday when deputy leader Tom Watson won a standing ovation for praising Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

In a dig at Corbyn, Watson said too much time had been spent criticising the last Labour government, and hit back at a heckler saying she hadn’t ‘got the unity memo’.

In his speech on Wednesday, Corbyn will hit back by insisting that he wants “to win power to change Britain for the better.

“But every one of us knows that we will only get there if we accept the decision of the members, end the trench warfare and work together to take on the Tories.”

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