A Labour MP was wrong to say that "only women have a cervix", party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.
Ex-trade union leader Len McCluskey believes Labour faces an "almost impossible" challenge to win the next general election as he spoke of his pessimism that Sir Keir Starmer could even force a hung parliament in 2024.
Business leaders have said a visa scheme aimed at fixing a shortage of HGV drivers "will not be enough".
Sir Keir Starmer's watered-down proposals for changing Labour's rulebook will be put to the party's conference in Brighton following a bruising internal row.
Long queues of motorists waiting to fill up their tanks are continuing for a second day - as the government is expected to clear the way for a visa change allowing thousands of foreign lorry drivers to work in the UK.
Sir Keir Starmer has been forced to water down his planned overhaul of Labour rules at the opening of the party's conference in Brighton, as he was accused of an "almost pathological fear of democracy" in pushing for change.
The government is expected to clear the way for a visa change that would allow thousands of foreign lorry drivers to work in the UK.