You might think that with open warfare in the ruling Conservative Party, open discussion about how long Theresa May’s leadership can last, and open panic about what Brexit could yet mean for the British government, there couldn’t be a better time to be the leader of the main opposition party in Britain.

Well, you’d be wrong. That’s the thing about politics in the UK right now - there is plenty of dissent to go around.

The Conservatives may be providing division and disarray in equal measure, but Brexit is the political conundrum that crosses party lines.

As the Labour Party faithful gather in Liverpool this weekend for the party conference, Brexit will be one of the main issues on the agenda. 

Many traditional Labour voters opted for Leave, a situation which meant many Labour MPs who supported Remain were directly at odds with their electorate. 

While the party leader supported Remain in the referendum campaign, he was accused by many in his own party of not supporting it enough.

Jeremy Corbyn has never been mistaken for a committed Europhile

Jeremy Corbyn has never been mistaken for a committed Europhile - his lukewarm feelings towards Brussels were blamed for a lacklustre approach to the Remain campaign.

Once faced with the result, the Labour Party underwent - and is still undergoing - the political spasms which were sent throughout the body politic in the UK. 

Whether to vote to support the triggering of Article 50? Whether to advocate continued membership of the Customs Union? Whether to support a second referendum?

These were just some of the complex questions the party had to grapple with - and the grappling is not done yet.

One of the most contentious discussions during this Labour Party conference will be the question of another vote. Jeremy Corbyn has said that the will of the people must be followed through. A majority voted to leave the EU, and so that is what will happen.

But Mr Corbyn is coming under increasing pressure from many within his own party - MPs, unions and general members - to back the idea of a second vote as the Brexit date draws closer, and the process of departure becomes more chaotic.

Last year’s Labour conference avoided any major votes or significant debates on Brexit. 

It was a strategy which also served Jeremy Corbyn well in the last general election campaign, as he focussed on issues such as the NHS rather than the intractable issue of Brexit. 

But there can be no such avoidance this year. With weeks to go until a deal needs to be agreed and months to go until departure, Labour has no option but to talk about the elephant in the room.

Sadiq Khan is one of Labour's biggest electoral successes 

The latest calls for a second referendum come from one of Labour’s biggest electoral successes - London Mayor Sadiq Khan. 

The Mayor has said that while he initially did not support the idea of another vote, he has changed his mind as he’s watched how badly the process of departure has been handled. 

His comments are a clear invitation to the Labour leader to travel the same road. The increasingly active People's Vote campaign contains many high profile Labour names and will be in attendance at the conference.

The campaign is gaining strength as it calls for people to have a say on any deal reached by the British government.

The group’s mantra - "good deal or bad deal, it's definitely a big deal - and that's why it should be put to a People's Vote."

But Brexit is not the only division Labour will have to deal with this conference season.

The party has spent the summer embroiled in a toxic row about anti-Semitism which engulfed Mr Corbyn’s leadership and writ large the split that remains between the leader and many in his parliamentary party. 

It is not the first time the row has surfaced in the party.

Ken Livingstone quit the party

Ken Livingstone - one of Mr Corbyn’s closest allies - quit the party following an investigation of a complaint against him for remarks he made about Zionism in 2016.

This summer the issue resurfaced, leading one MP to quit the party whip. Others followed.

While of course this division exists because of the individual issues and how people feel about them, it can be seen as symptomatic of a wider problem. 

The election of Jeremy Corbyn invigorated many new grassroots campaigners, but left many Labour MPs in despair.

For a time they hoped he could be deposed, but a leadership campaign in which Mr Corbyn was returned by an even larger majority laid down new ground rules.

Many who had wanted him gone as leader were forced to realise that this was what they must work with, whether they liked it or not.

As the party leadership has moved more towards the left it has, for some MPs, made dissent easier.

They do not feel the same necessity to yield to the leader. Jeremy Corbyn of course knows all about dissent. 

Having repeatedly voted against the Labour leadership during his time as a backbencher, he is in the unenviable position of asking for the same support he often failed to provide.

It’s experience which he may need to draw on in the coming days.