>> I am not contemplating losing this contest. I'm in it because I want to win it. The UK's Labor leadership challenge is on and the battle's set to be bitter. Angela Eagle speaking out Sunday, the day before she'll formally contest Jeremy Corbyn. He's not a bad man, he's not a leader though.
He doesn't connect with Labor voters. I am ready to have a leadership contest and a debate with whoever's on the ballot. But it's all ready a source of contention with debate over whether Corbyn should automatically be in the race. Or whether he would need to seek 51 nominations from MPs.
The Party's National Committee will decide next week, but Corbyn says he'll fight any attempt to keep him out of the contest. I just ask them to think for a moment about the very large number of members of this party. And people who've joined our party in order to try and create a better society in Britain.
Don't they have a right to have a say in all of this? The Conservative party is locked in their own row after one of its leadership candidates, Andrea Leadsom, suggested being a mother gave her a greater stake in Britain's future than her rival, Theresa May. She quickly backpedaled.
I am disgusted at the way this has been presented. But many May supporters have described the comments as vile, divisive and insulting. Local media reporting as many as 20 Conservative MPs were prepared to leave the party if Leadson became leader. The winner and new Prime Minister will be announced in September.
Both parties hoping by then, to have healed these divisions.