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VERBATIM: Angela Eagle bids to be Labour leader

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Today I'm announcing my decision to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party. I wouldn't do this, if I didn't think I have something to offer, to bring our party and our country back together. And I wouldn't do this if I didn't think I could be a good Prime Minister for Britain.
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Now these are dark times for Labour, and they are dangerous times for our country. A referendum designed to settle an argument in the Conservative Party has resulted in the country being torn apart. Our economy damaged, our society hurt.