So there’s no “evil newt conspiracy” at the Labour Party after all. Steve Bell and the editors of the “Toady” programme will be relieved.

Emily Thornberry, the shadow defence secretary, is to have ultimate responsibility for Labour’s defence review looking at its policy on Trident – with more sway than Ken Livingstone, party sources have said.

The terms of the review have yet to be released but it is understood Thornberry will lead the policy assessment rather than Livingstone, who last year became co-convenor of the policy commission on defence.

Labour is expected to announce the terms and process of the review in the coming days, amid signs Jeremy Corbyn wants to steer the party towards a more anti-Trident policy and after several controversial interventions by the former London mayor.

Source: Emily Thornberry will have final say on Labour’s Trident review | Politics | The Guardian

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