Seven MPs from Britain's opposition Labour Party have resigned in protest at the party leadership, just days before crucial parliamentary votes on Brexit. In a statement posted online, the MPs announced the formation a new group called "The Independent Group" where they attacked Corbyn saying the Labour Party was pursuing policies which would "weaken our national security". 'Like the 1980s'On Sunday, John McDonnell, Labour's shadow chancellor, warned that a party split could prevent the opposition from getting into power. "Now more than ever is the time to bring people together to build a better future for us all," he added. Labour has said it will use a Commons amendment to require British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a "meaningful vote" on her Brexit deal by February 26.
Source: News 24 February 18, 2019 13:07 UTC