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Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

16 comments, 180 views, posted 10:52 am 18/02/2019 in Politics by REALITY
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Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.

Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.

Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" the MPs had felt unable to continue working for the policies that "inspired millions" at the 2017 election.

Ms Berger said: "This morning we have all now resigned from the Labour Party. This has been a very difficult, painful, but necessary decision.

"We represent different parts of the country, we are of different backgrounds, we were born of different generations, but we all share the same values.

"From today, we will all sit in Parliament as a new independent group of MPs."

Chris Leslie said Labour had been "hijacked" by the far left.

Ms Berger initially introduced herself as "the Labour Party MP", before correcting herself and saying: "I am the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree."

New group in Parliament
The MPs are not launching a new political party - they will sit in Parliament as the Independent group.

In a statement, Mr Corbyn said: "I am disappointed that these MPs have felt unable to continue to work together for the Labour policies that inspired millions at the last election and saw us increase our vote by the largest share since 1945.

"Labour won people over on a programme for the many not the few - redistributing wealth and power, taking vital resources into public ownership, investing in every region and nation, and tackling climate change.

"The Conservative government is bungling Brexit, while Labour has set out a unifying and credible plan.

"When millions are facing the misery of Universal Credit, rising crime, homelessness, poverty, now more than ever is the time to bring people together to build a better future for all of us."

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10:54 am 18/02/2019

REALITY

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11:31 am 18/02/2019

mynameis

Why'd they do it on the set of The Wright Stuff?

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11:44 am 18/02/2019

REALITY

tbh when Huntley left, so did my interest in the program.

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11:44 am 18/02/2019

dr3n

finally Tree's Are May gets some MP's to actually do something..

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11:45 am 18/02/2019

REALITY

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7:09 pm 18/02/2019

REALITY

Have I Got News For You @haveigotnews

BREAKING: Corbyn unveils new-look Labour Party.

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7:57 pm 18/02/2019

baldrick

What amazes me is - They all think they still have a job ! Surely by-elections are now required to see if they do.

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8:07 pm 18/02/2019

REALITY

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8:28 pm 18/02/2019

REALITY

https://twitter.com/damian_from/status/1097478019525021696

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Who the bloody hell are the 12% who said no!
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10% are blairite Zionists.
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7 people voted NO
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Can't believe there are 12% currently saying no.

I bet they're all #Remainers #FBPE wankers who are currently crying for A "Peoples Vote"


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8:58 pm 18/02/2019

REALITY

You'd think they'd be blaming the right, except 'Damian from Brighton' just blocks anyone who disagrees with him

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7:59 am 19/02/2019

dr3n

Quote by baldrick:
What amazes me is - They all think they still have a job ! Surely by-elections are now required to see if they do.



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12:24 pm 20/02/2019

dr3n

ahhhh hilarity ensues..! I bet Hunt telling the EU yesterday that the Labour "split" means that Labour can't be trusted on Brexit looks like a turd in a trifle today...

bin men on strike, the specials in the charts, shoulder pads, tyrannical old woman bringing the country to its knees, the car industry on its arse, far right on the rise, racism on the rise, football fights on a saturday lunch and derek fucking hatton back on the telly..

why did we all get transported back to the eighties again? it was rubbish the first time around.. :/

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12:30 pm 20/02/2019

REALITY

Soubry, Allen and Wollaston quit party to join Labour rebels

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12:55 pm 20/02/2019

dr3n

and not a single call for a by-election among the lot of them..

fuck
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wan
kers...

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1:07 pm 20/02/2019

REALITY

You'd think it would be an automatic requirement, mind you I don't know how fast a by-election could even be organised.

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