Politics Live – readers' edition: Thursday 16 February

How our politics looks from the outside part 2,764: the leader of the socialist group in the European parliament wishes the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was “more European”, reports Daniel Boffey, our Brussels bureau chief.

Writing in the New Statesman, Anoosh Chakelian explores whether Jeremy Corbyn’s support for the Brexit vote is impacting his core support. It begins:


One thing all of Labour’s factions can agree on is that Jeremy Corbyn faced a tricky dilemma over Brexit. While two-thirds of Labour voters backed Remain, around seven in ten Labour constituencies voted Leave. While a great many of his support base and new party members – urban dwellers, young people, middle-class professionals, people with degrees – are pro-EU, the majority of Labour MPs represent constituents who are in favour of Brexit.

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