Patrick Maguire is the New Statesman's political correspondent.
The Unite general secretary's denouncement of Jewish community leaders means his support for the IHRA definition will count for little.
Adopting the definition would head off the immediate prospect of a split, but the perception of institutional indifference would remain.
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With the row over the wreath into its fourth day, Corbyn had been fighting a clumsy rearguard action. A fight with Bibi shifts things onto safer territory.
A third union – Usdaw – has called on the Labour leader to adopt the IHRA definition and its examples in full.
Johnson broke rules on ministerial appointments over his Daily Telegraph column but will keep his job. Our toothless watchdog desperately needs reform.
Though Conservative sources insist the probe into Johnson “is not personal”, Tory MPs suspect the party has factional motives.
The most significant thing about Lansman’s calls is not that they are being made, but that they are being ignored.
Softening the backstop plan will get May off the hook in Brussels, but not with Tory Brexiteers.
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