Monday, 18 February 2019
A group of seven anti-Corbyn MPs launched an historic breakaway from Labour in Westminster today
They accused Mr Corbyn of turning Labour into a racist party that weakens national security, accepts the 'narrative' of Britain's enemies and lashed him for facilitating Brexit.
In a joint statement, the MPs warned 'visceral hatreds of other people, views and opinions are commonplace in and around the Labour Party'.
The 'gang of seven' are all fiercely anti-Brexit and most have called for a second referendum on the deal. The move is unlikely to change the balance of Commons votes on Brexit as several of the group already rebelled against Mr Corbyn.
The Young Labour Twitter account vowed: 'Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, we’ll keep the red flag flying here.'