For Labour wob­bles

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

Cor­byn trig­gered the walk­out from the Labour cab­i­net.

Mr Benn, who sits at 9/2, was re­moved from his post as shadow for­eign sec­re­tary af­ter he told Mr Cor­byn he had lost con­fi­dence in his lead­er­ship when Bri­tain voted to leave the Euro­pean Union.

Mr McDon­nell has also faced crit­i­cism along­side Mr Cor­byn by the out­go­ing shadow leader of the House of Com­mons Chris Bryant, who re­signed on Sun­day.

In his res­ig­na­tion let­ter to Mr Cor­byn, Mr Bryant said: “A ma­jor plank of Labour’s long­stand­ing eco­nomic and for­eign pol­icy was de­feated in the ref­er­en­dum and we ef­fec­tively handed the right in this coun­try their big­gest vic­tory in a cen­tury.

“You left many Labour vot­ers un­cer­tain as to party’s po­si­tion. made speeches that un­der­mined the cam­paign to stay in the EU.

“You and John McDon­nell reg­u­larly at­tacked the Re­main cam­paign.

“Sadly, the ref­er­en­dum has shown that you and your team can­not run an ef­fec­tive na­tional cam­paign and that you do not com­mand the sup­port of the coun­try.”

But Mr Cor­byn has echoed Mr McDon­nell’s sen­ti­ment that he would stand again in any lead­er­ship elec­tion and has re­mained de­fi­ant in the face of the walk­outs.

Mr Cor­byn’s lead­er­ship is under in­creas­ing strain from within the Labour Party and an elec­tion is very likely if the cur­rent leader opts to stand his ground. our You

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