Labour Coup Day 3: #SaveJez

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Here we go, rolling resignations and other Labour Party news:

  • 18:48 Liz McInnes resigns as Shadow Communities and Local Government Minister.
  • 17:06 Kevin Brennan stands down as Shadow Business Minister.
  • 17:27 Clive Efford quits as Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Minister.
  • 17:13 Christina Rees resigns as Shadow Justice Minister.
  • 16:46 Lynn Brown quits as Shadow Home Office Minister.
  • 11:30 Alan Whitehead resigns as Shadow Energy Minister.
  • 10:12 Barbara Keeley and Andrew Gwynne have resigned from the shadow health team now headed by Diane Abbott.
  • 09:35 Andy Slaughter resigns as Shadow Justice Minister.

The polls are now open. Jeremy Corbyn is facing a motion of no confidence. It is not going to be close…

See yesterday’s resignations here

Tom Watson Mocks Corbynista “Hissing Revolution”

Tom Watson spent last night firing truth bullets at the Corbynista hordes. While most of the Shadow Cabinet stayed silent about their own activists’ treatment of Laura K, he stood up to Labour’s loonier contingent:

By Guido’s count he slapped down about 60 tweeters who praised the booing and hissing. The next Labour leader after Corbyn will want a more grown-up relationship with the BBC’s political editor – you can get 10/1 on it being Watson…

Tory For Corbyn Elected in Nuneaton

Last year Nuneaton resident Clare Golby was interviewed by the BBC as a “Labour supporter” who “voted for Jeremy Corbyn”. Since then she decided to run for the local council and today she has been elected… as a Tory! Even worse, she won her seat off Labour. #ToriesForCorbyn used to be a mischievous hashtag, now it is a route to elected office…

Not Lovin’ It: Only 6 Labour MPs Back Jez McDonald’s Ban

A new Early Day Motion condemning McDonald’s and welcoming Labour’s ban on their conference stand has secured the backing of just six Labour MPs. “Core Group” and “Core Group Plus” MPs Ian Mearns, Ronnie Campbell, Carolyn Harris, Kelvin Hopkins and Marie Rimmer are among the paltry number backing Corbyn on the ban. Not exactly a McFlurry of support…



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Quote of the Day

Sky’s Faisal Islam on the mood in Parliament at the moment:

“It’s a totally febrile atmosphere here. It’s kind of like Game of Thrones meets House of Cards – and if you chuck in the Labour Party – Laurel and Hardy too.”

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