Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon are close allies of current leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
The shadow chancellor claimed it is time for the Labour leadership to move on and listen to the people.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said we should follow France and Germany's lead when it comes to the working week.
Jeremy Corbyn has finally ruled out a second Brexit referendum after appearing to dodge the issue on several occasions today. There had been suggestions that Labour could include the policy of a second referendum on the Brexit deal in their General Election manifesto. The denial comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell said on Wednesday that the Government should “put the deal to Parliament and possibly to the country overall” and Mr Corbyn dodged a question on the issue in his first keynote speech of the campaign.
It is quite rare to hear a senior politician talk as much gibberish as John McDonnell did on the Today programme this morning. In advance of his speech on preventing a ‘bankers’ Brexit’, he tried to outline his thinking on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
There were signs this weekend that Labour was about to finally take a stand on Brexit. For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn spoke out against the consequences of a hard Brexit on northern working class communities. The interview, on Andrew Marr, provided the first bit of evidence that he might actually be prepared to demand membership of the single market and try to stop the right-wing, free market reboot of the UK that such an event would entail.
Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell is angry at Sadiq Khan for sharing a platform with David Cameron on a campaign event for Remain. Nicola Sturgeon refuses to share a platform with Cameron too. “I have got no plans to share platforms with David Cameron or George Osborne or anybody else in the Conservative Party,” she told Sky News’s Murnaghan show last year, before stressing, seemingly without irony, that she would make “a very strong and very positive case for our membership of the European Union”.