Brexit: Several Labour MPs said to be set to announce resignation later

Brexit: Several Labour MPs said to be set to announce resignation later

A group of British opposition Labour lawmakers will on Monday announce they are leaving the party over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, a source said, adding more resignations could follow.

The seven lawmakers were: Luciana Berger, Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Chuka Umunna, Mike Gapes and Ann Coffey.

She added she has become "embarrassed and ashamed" to be in the Labour party over the party leadership's failures over Brexit, anti-Semitism and a culture of bullying.

Reacting to the break away, Labour leader Corbyn said: "I am disappointed that these MPs have felt unable to continue to work together for the Labour policies that inspired millions at the last election".

And now it is believed that there will be an event mid-morning in the United Kingdom on the "future of British politics", which suggests that we will be seeing a group of Labour MPs leaving. It will make it even more hard than at present for May to get parliamentary approval for her withdrawal deal.

But it seems that the divisions in the Labour Party could not be contained.

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The group set to depart may be small, but they are not the only ones inside the Labour Party who hold major concerns, despite calls from the leadership for them to stay the course in recent days.

"We represent different parts of the country, we are of different backgrounds, we were born of different generations, but we all share the same values".

MP Mike Gapes, who joined Labour as a 16-year-old, accused the party of being antisemitic and "complicit in facilitating Brexit". Reportedly, they are in talks with some Tory MPs to establish a new centrist party in the wake of the dissatisfaction over Brexit.

"I can not remain in a party which I have come to the sickening conclusion is institutionally anti-Semitic".

"Jeremy Corbyn and those around him are on the wrong side of so many global issues from Russian Federation to Syria to Venezuela". We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

The Shadow Chancellor said that if the Labour Party was to split it, it would "be like the 1980s" where the party lost some seats to the Conservatives and allowed Margaret Thatcher into Number 10.

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