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Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

Updated : February 19, 2019 07:16 AM IST

In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament to join their group, saying "enough is enough" in keeping silent over their doubts about the Labour leader's fitness for office.
United by a desire for a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the European Union, they acknowledged that their resignations would not change the arithmetic in parliament, where there is as yet no majority for such a vote.
With only 39 days until Britain leaves the EU, its biggest foreign and trade policy shift in more than 40 years, divisions over Brexit have fragmented British politics, breaking down traditional party lines and creating new ad hoc coalitions.
Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism
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