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>> Jeremy Corbin's fight to be Labour leader take him to Britain's high court. And it seems he's saving his words for the judge.>> Are you confident you can win this court case today, sir?>> Good to see you all. Thank you so much for coming.>> The party donor is challenging the decision to automatically include Corbin in the upcoming leadership election.
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Earlier this month, the party’s national executive committee made the call under intense pressure.>>
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>> Well, I think it's a question for the NEC, obviously, the national ruling body of the Labour Party to set those rules. I'm happy with whatever the rules are, I'm just keen to contest the leadership with Jeremy. And I'll play by whatever rules are set. Wealthy donor Michael Foster justifies his legal bid, citing apparent manipulation of party rules.
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Though the Labour Party apparatus backs the decision, and will argue against Foster. But this is more than a day in court for Corbin. Few think the Labour leader could get the backing of 51 lawmakers. This sequence of events was triggered by a rebellion against him by Labour MPs.
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On September 24th, party members are set to have their say on who will lead Labour, but before then, a judge could help swing it.>>