UK Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit Sep 22, 2019 0 706 12345 ReutersLONDON/ BRIGHTONThe deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit on Saturday after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse a row that threatened to overshadow the party’s bid to show it was ready for power.Holding its annual party conference just weeks before Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised “do or die” to lead Britain out of the European Union, Labour was keen to set out its agenda for government rather than put its Brexit divisions on display.But a move by Corbyn ally Jon Lansman, founder of the left-wing grassroots movement Momentum, to propose a motion to abolish the deputy’s post because of disloyalty over Brexit threatened to derail those plans. The attempt only underlined the deep divisions in Britain’s main opposition party over Brexit, rifts that have also fractured the governing Conservative Party and have cast doubt over when, how or whether Brexit will take place on Oct. 31. Deputy leader Tom Watson, who has often criticised Corbyn, described the attempt as “a drive-by shooting” after he challenged the Labour leader’s position on Brexit and suggested a second referendum should be held before any new election. A Labour source said Corbyn, who backs an election first, had intervened just as the party gathered for the annual conference in the seaside resort of Brighton.“Jeremy Corbyn proposed that the motion not go to a vote and instead that there be a review of the position of deputy leader and other positions in support of the leader,” the source said. The motion, which appeared to blindside Corbyn’s team, had provoked criticism from Labour figures, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, as Britain heads towards a possible parliamentary election to unlock the Brexit impasse.“We must focus on fighting against Boris Johnson & his catastrophic no-deal Brexit, not each other,” Khan tweeted. Britain’s decision to back leaving the EU in a 2016 referendum has divided not only the country’s main political parties. RELATED ARTICLES ‘Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate change strike Sep 22, 2019 0 392 Trump slams ‘partisan’ whistleblower, Biden responds forcefully Sep 22, 2019 0 592 Malta takes some migrants from Ocean Viking, but leaves others onboard Sep 22, 2019 0 676 First Indian will be sent to space by our rocket in 2021: ISRO chief New Delhi: If India does launch the Gaganyaan mission, it will be the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China. The mission is estimated to cost around Rs 10,000 crore. India is moving ahead to meet its .. PM Imran reaches New York to attend UNGA session tribune.com.pk islamabad Prime Minister Imran Khan reached New York on Saturday on a week-long visit to attend the UN General Assembly session and be part of a host of other activities, including a meeting President .. Manila halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses .. Italy rise in ‘phantom’ boats as new route sees migrants go undetected Rome: Italy has seen a rise in so-called “phantom” boat arrivals as traffickers ferry migrants across the Mediterranean from Tunisia rather than Libya without being spotted, a prosecutor warned Saturday. The closing .. US, El Salvador sign agreement on asylum to curb migration Washington: The United States and El Salvador reached an agreement Friday aimed at curbing illegal migration, opening the door for the US to potentially send refugees back to the violent Central American country. The .. 100 arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests Paris: Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as about 7,500 police were deployed to deal with the movement’s radical anarchist “black blocs” strand. After first ..