Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Britain's Labor Party In Chaos As Leader Jeremy Corbyn Loses Confidence Vote

BBC: Labour MPs pass no-confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn

A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been passed by the party's MPs.

The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit.

Mr Corbyn said the ballot had "no constitutional legitimacy" and said he would not "betray" the members who voted for him by resigning.

The leader's allies have told his critics to trigger a formal leadership contest if they want to challenge him.

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WNU Editor: The vote was not even close (172 to 40).

More News On The U.K. Labor Party In Crisis

Brexit live: Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign after losing no-confidence vote -- The Guardian
U.K. Opposition Leader Refuses to Resign After Losing Confidence Vote -- WSJ
I will NOT resign! Jeremy Corbyn is defiant and vows to fight on after MPs reject him by massive margin 172-40 but he insists the vote has 'no constitutional legitimacy' -- Daily Mail
Corbyn defiant despite losing no confidence vote -- Financial Times
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Loses No-Confidence Vote -- New York Times
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn loses no-confidence vote as political turmoil deepens -- Washington Post
U.K. Labour’s Corbyn Loses Confidence Vote of Party Lawmakers -- Bloomberg
Jeremy Corbyn loses 'no confidence' vote among Labour MPs by 172 to 40 -- The Independent
Why Brexit May Finally Break Labour -- Newsweek
Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn Loses Confidence Vote in a Landslide -- Mother Jones


RRH said...

The thing is Corby was elected by the party, not the parliamentarians; but votes only count when they go Thee people's way.

Jay Farquharson said...

Yup, still poll's 58% or higher amongst Labour members, so, whom do those 172 Labour MP's actually represent?

Lord Blair al Kut, the Chilkot Murderer?