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Last-ditch union talks over Corbyn's future

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]>> A last throw of the dice in Labour's bid to oust Jeremy Corbyn. Deputy leader Tom Watson holding crunch talks with trade union leaders Tuesday. He's trying to broker a deal over Corbyn's leadership after a front bench walk out and a vote of no confidence. Labour Party lawmaker Angela Eagle has already warned Corbyn to prepare himself for a leadership contest.
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>> I have the support to run and resolve this impasse and I will do so if Jeremy doesn't take action soon.>> Discontent with the veteran socialist has been simmering for months among MPs, but the crisis has come to a head since the Brexit vote. Critics accusing Corbyn of a half-hearted campaign.
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Reuters' William James says, in Westminster the clock is ticking.>> The longer this goes on, the less political capital that the Labour Party can gain from the turmoil that's also going on in the Conservative Party. They don't have a leader. They've just started their own leadership contest. These negotiations getting closer all the time.
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And Labour should really now be upfront and pushing their case for how they want Britain to interact with Europe.>> But Corbyn is refusing to go. On Monday, he released a video on Twitter calling on the party to re-unite.>> Now is the time to come together.>> Even if a leadership contest is triggered veteran lawmaker will be tough to unseat.
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That's because party members and the unions can outvote the MPs. As the country grapples with a constitutional crisis, Labour faces a deadlock all of its own.