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Brexit Brief: Major U.K. parties warned more members could quit over botched Brexit

Today 08:04 GMT

Seven pro-Europe politicians quit Labour in opposition to leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit — and concerns over anti-Semitism — and called on Europhiles in other parties to join them.

It follows reports that the U.K.’s business secretary Greg Clark and pensions secretary Amber Rudd warned May that up to 22 government ministers and their senior advisers could resign if she doesn’t agree to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

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Source: The Guradian

Eighth Labour MP quits party to join breakaway Independent Group

Today 09:00 GMT

Joan Ryan has become the eighth Labour MP to resign and join the breakaway Independent Group, claiming Jeremy Corbyn’s party has become “infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism”.

When the Labour leader was asked on Tuesday whether he agreed with his deputy, Tom Watson, who said on Monday the frontbench of his party needed to “broaden out” to reflect the balance of views in the parliamentary Labour party (PLP), he said: “I recognise that leading the party means you have to take people with you, and I’m determined to do that.” But he said Labour policy was already developed in consultation with backbenchers, adding: “Anyone who does not feel consulted is not taking up, in my view, the opportunities that are available, at all times, to do that.”

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Source: Global News

Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to Russia probe, to quit as deputy AG in March: official

Today 01:30 GMT

Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.

WATCH: Sarah Sanders says Rod Rosenstein ‘has a great deal of respect’ for AG nominee William Barr. Last September, the New York Times reported Rosenstein in 2017 had suggested secretly recording Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to oust the president using the provisions of the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

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Source: BBC

Labour warned more MPs could quit party

Today 01:30 GMT

Speaking after a Labour meeting in Westminster - addressed by party chairman Ian Lavery - Mr Austin said Labour must act to stop more MPs jumping ship.

The seven MPs rejected comparisons with the SDP which broke away from the Labour Party in the early 1980s but eventually merged with the Liberal Party. Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" the MPs had felt unable to continue working for the policies that "inspired millions" at the 2017 election.

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Source: Global News

7 lawmakers quit U.K. Labour party citing Brexit rift, anti-Semitism

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism, blasting open a long-simmering rift in the left-of-centre party.

Those Labour lawmakers who quit in 1981 eventually became today’s Liberal Democrats, a centrist party that has failed to topple the dominance of Britain’s two main political parties, Conservatives and Labour.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte