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Labour Party resignations and sackings

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by Alexia, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Alexia

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    Today has been a bad day for Jeremy Corbyn, the current leader of the Labour Party. Hilary Benn, the Shadow Foreign Secretary has been sacked for calling other MPs and gathering a vote of no confidence. Then more shadow cabinet ministers resigned;

    Heidi Alexander-Shadow Health Secretary
    Lucy Powell-Shadow Education Secretary
    Gloria de Piero-Spokesperson
    Ian Murray-Scottish Secretary
    Seema Malhotra-Chief Treasury Secretary
    Karl Turner- Shadow Attorney General
    Vernon Coaker-Shadow Defence Secretary
    Lord Falcomer-Shadow Justice Secretary
    Lillian Greenwood- Shadow Transport Secretary
    Kerry McCarthy- Shadow Environment Secretary

    The list is set to continue tomorrow, but these have been triggered by the sacking of Benn. They have asked Corbyn to step down, but he won't so this is what has happened. All this detracts from the Brexit issues, so we shall see what is left of the Shadow Cabinet tomorrow!
     
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    Bad news for all establishment types.
    Iceland elected a non pol too.
    Government has stepped too far over the line and put it's foot on a landmine.
     
  3. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    The Labour leadership voted for remain but most Labour supporters vote to leave. I think the leader will have to go
     
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    It's not just the Labour party that's in disarray but the whole of politics here in the UK at the moment. Both the conservatives and Labour was pushing for a remain vote in the recent referendum, and it's no surprise that Cameron as stepped down, and I would imagine that Corbyn would have to do the same.

    How can the leaders of the parties carry on when they know that they are not only out of touch with the people, but also out of touch with the members of the party that they are supposed to be leading?
     
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    I think the Labour leader will have to resin like Cameron.
     
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    Well at the moment there's still no sign that he's going to bow down to the pressure, and that's despite the fact that over 80% of his cabinet have either quit or been sacked, and he's just been given a vote of no confidence from the rest of the party. Now there's obviously nothing wrong in standing firm and fighting for what you believe in, but at the moment Corbyn is just looking like a spoilt brat that's being stubborn and he's unable to admit defeat.

    I'm not a fan of politicians anyway, andthe way Corbyn is acting sums up why. They're not there to do the best for the people of the country or even for their fellow MP's, they're there to look after number one and all he's doing is milking as much money as he can from being the Labour leader and when he does eventually have to quit (and he will) he'll have made a name for himself so he can then go on to do other things on the back of his notoriety.
     
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    When a party leader is running out of MPs to sit next to him on the front bench, that says it all surely. Corbyn is making himself foolish, and as most resignation letters state, the members have asked their MP to step down as they cannot support him.

    It doesn't help the instability of the country at present, and proves he is not Prime Minister material.
     
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