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Labour triumphs in vote ruling

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>> Silence, all rise.>> Labor's ruling body can breathe a sigh of relief. Their bid to have certain members excluded from Labor's leadership election upheld by the UK's Appeals Court.>> We allow the appeal on the correct interpretation of the party rules. The National Executive Committee has the power to set the criteria for members to be eligible to vote in the leadership election in the way that it did.
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>> The decision is likely to impact around 130,000 Labor Party members. Those are the new signups originally blocked by the National Executive Committee. Last month, Labor's ruling body decided anyone who joined after January the 12th would have to pay £25 to vote. At first a legal challenge brought by five party members was backed by Britain's high court.
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That decision overturned Friday in this courtroom, the judge careful to rule on the letter of the law, but it will undoubtedly seep into politics. Corbin's power base is thought to be amongst party activists. The absence of over 100,000 new members may dent his bid to retain the leadership.
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Corbin's team calling it the wrong decision both legally and democratically. Challenger Owen Smith may not see it the same way. On Thursday, the pair held their second leadership debate.>> Our message to the rest of the world is that the lights have gone out.>> Then the lights went out, and as for how the Labour Party's feud ends, there's still plenty in the dark.