Labour backs abolishing private schools in conference vote

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Jeremy Corbyn has sought to play down a rift at the heart of his team after one of his closest aides resigned, blasting the Labour leader's top circle for their lack of "human decency".

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said Labour must "say no" to leaving the European Union at its party conference.

The Independent reports Labour MPs are plotting to topple Mr Watson as deputy leader.

Clive Lewis, a shadow Treasury minister and supporter of Corbyn, said the leadership had been "hijacked" and was taking power away from members.

"It is used lots of times, it's used by Indiana Jones where there are walls coming in, or Zorro, and I think there's also a bit in Star Wars where they're in the crusher".

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The issue has been causing serious tensions within Corbyn's own team.

Ms Thornberry warned Labour would only be given a hearing on its social and economic policies in a snap election if it was clear on Brexit.

But that plan is being overshadowed by infighting over Brexit - with some senior figures pressing Jeremy Corbyn to campaign to remain in the EU.

But the motion was due to be debated on Saturday morning's meeting of the NEC, just hours before the official start of a party conference supposed to be focused on preparing for a looming election.

A Labour source said: 'We don't comment on staffing matters'.

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An attempt to oust him by scrapping his elected position was abandoned on the first day of Labour's conference following an intervention by the party leader.

The move has been described by allies of Mr Corbyn as means by which to secure the hard-Left's grip over the party's leadership.

At the next general election, Labour's manifesto will include a commitment to effectively abolish private schools.

Countering speculation that the 70-year-old is considering standing down, Corbyn told the BBC on Sunday that he would lead Labour into the next election.

And Laura Parker, Momentum's national coordinator and a prospective parliamentary candidate, said Corbyn must decide on Labour's Brexit this week, not after a general election.

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"I don't see why we can't make a decision now", she said.

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