Dawn Butler sparks row at Labour Party conference

Labour went back to the 80s as the party returned to Liverpool for its party conference.
The result was a fierce political row.
Jeremy Corbyn laid a wreath. No, nothing like that.This time, unlike his 2014 wreath-laying at a cemetery in Tunisia, that wasn't what caused the row.
Dawn Butler sparks row at Labour Party conference

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses a Labour Party Rally at Pier Head in Liverpool
In a solemn ceremony at Liverpool's Anfield stadium, the Labour leader laid a wreath to victims of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.It was Dawn Butler who caused the row, when she paid a glowing tribute to law-breaking by Liverpool's Militant Tendency in 1984."Conference, we are in Liverpool where over 30 years ago the council stood up to Thatcher and said-better to break the law than break the poor," she said in a speech at Labour's women's conference.Back in the 80s, Liverpool City Council - with the flamboyant Derek Hatton of Militant as its figurehead - refused to set a legal rate in protest against Margaret Thatcher's policy of rate-capping.That led to Neil Kinnock's famous 1985 Labour conference onslaught: "You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council - a Labour council - hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out-redundancy notices to its own workers".
Dawn Butler sparks row at Labour Party conference

Labour's official slogan for the conference is 'Rebuilding Britain, for the many, not the few'
Ms Butler's comments, loudly cheered by her audience, were immediately condemned by the Labour peer Baroness Thornton, who was awarded a peerage by Tony Blair, later served as a junior minister and is now an opposition front bencher in the Lords.
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