UK opposition party suffers a breakaway over Brexit
- 1 month ago
The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party suffered a dramatic split earlier today morning following a group of its politicians deciding to leave in protest over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit.
The breakaway group comprises the influential pro-European parliamentarian Chuka Umunna, as well as Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.
The MPs, who will now sit in parliament as an independent group, want Labour to campaign more enthusiastically for another referendum on staying in the European Union and not to help get Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal through the parliament.
The move comes as the British Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay heads back to Brussels to continue seeking changes to the Irish backstop, the contentious plan baked into May’s preferred withdrawal agreement that is aimed at avoiding a hard border in Ireland.
However not many expect a breakthrough.
Source: Smart Trend Team