7 lawmakers quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism - News Summed Up

7 lawmakers quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism


LONDON - 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. Many Labour lawmakers have been unhappy with the party’s direction under leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who took charge in 2015 with strong grass-roots backing. Seven British lawmakers say they are quitting the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism. Many Labour lawmakers are unhappy with the party's direction under leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who took charge in 2015 with strong grass-roots backing. But this is the biggest split in the party since four senior members on the right wing quit in 1981 to form the Social Democratic Party.


Source: thestar February 18, 2019 10:52 UTC



Loading...

Loading...