The leader's keynote speech at Labour's party conference on Wednesday will be his first in-person address to members since being appointed to the role last year
Much has been said about the debt ceiling increase of 2006, in which Joe Biden, Barack Obama and every other Senate Democrat voted no. But more important than the partisan breakdown was the vote total: 52-48. The minority party did not filibuster.
Taro Kono has repeatedly voiced opposition to nuclear power, a sacred cow for LDP. He now supports same-sex marriage & a proposal to change a law requiring married couples to share a surname, positions popular with the public but opposed by the party’s influential right wing.
Great to speak to @BBCNewsnight about what a fantastic conference it’s been for @UKLabour and @Keir_Starmer . Packed full of policies and announcements - we are ready to win! A stark contrast to the Tory chaos and incompetence.