Seven members of the Labour party in the british parliament to withdraw from the party. This was stated at a press conference.
- The last three years have shown us how irresponsible it would be to entrust the leadership of the country to the Labour leader, says mp Chris Leslie, who stresses that it has not been an easy decision to leave the party.
Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the Labour party.
It is historically, that so many members leaving the party at a time.
the Last time a large group of members left the party was in 1981, when four members left the party.
Rumors that several members of the party would pull out has buzzing since Sunday evening. The number is however somewhat higher than expected. The rumors went on, that four or five members of the intention to leave the party.
Brexit is supposed to be one of the causes, but also a 'sickly institutional anti-semitism,' says Luciana Berger to Sky News.
Anti-semitism is a hostility opposite to the jews.
however, It is far from the first time that members have threatened to leave the party, since the chairman, Jeremy Corbyn, among a great many of its members are highly unpopular.
the Members, leaving the Labour party, Chūka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey. They will create their own party called 'independent group,' writes the BBC.