More Labour MPs quit over Corbyn

2016-06-27 15:55
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house in London. (Isabel Infantes, PA via AP)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house in London. (Isabel Infantes, PA via AP)

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London - The number of senior leaders resigning form opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's inner circle over his lacklustre efforts to prevent a Brexit has grown ever larger.

Unlike Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservatives, leader of the failed "remain" side in the British vote on EU membership, Corbyn has refused to resign. But top Labour officials are resigning in droves, fearful that the party could be seriously hurt if Corbyn leads them into an early election that may be called.

Angela Eagle, the party's spokesperson on Business Innovation and Skills, has opted to resign from the senior party position in light of Britain's vote to leave the EU. She is the most senior member of his team to resign.

Eagle says the party needs a leader "who can unite rather than divide the Labour Party."

Over 20 members of Corbyn's "shadow Cabinet" - experts in specific topics like health care or the economy - have resigned to protest his leadership.


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