Decision to grant provisional membership had sparked anger from MPs.
Allies of four former leaders unite to support Tom Watson's new group.
It comes amid fears as many as 10 MPs are preparing to resign and join the new Independent Group.
Shadow minister appeared to back illegal budget setting, quoting the famous line "better to break the law than break the poor".
The funding for removal of dangerous cladding, a special interview with Neil Kinnock and the Tory party's knack for "diversity".
The former party leader believes it is 'fundamental to the wellbeing of the country'
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'Don't trivialise sexual assault'.
Journalist Hadley Freeman attacked him for “kicking off the weekend with a rape joke”. Playwright Lucy Prebble said jokes