Another UK Lawmaker Leaves Labour Party Amid 'Anti-Semitism' Scandal

Суббота, 23 Фев, 2019

Philip Lee, who quit as a justice minister over Brexit, had been named as a potential future defector to the Independent Group.

It found that 14% would support the new group, while the Conservatives had 38% of the vote, Labour 26% and the Liberal Democrats 7%.

Lee's Right to Vote group said he had discussed the campaign's calls for a pause in the Brexit process and a possible second referendum during his meeting in Downing Street. I think they've created a culture of extremism, intolerance and bullying. "More Labour voters voted for Brexit than Conservative voters, if you go into the hard Labour areas in the north".

A Scottish Labour spokesman said: "Our common sense policies will end the cruel austerity the Tories have inflicted on our communities, where the only growth has been to levels of poverty, homelessness, inequality and foodbanks". Given both groupings at Westminster have - for now - the same number of MPs, what does this say about the credibility of the Lib Dems under York-born Sir Vince Cable?

The latest Labour MP to jump ship over alleged racism and anti-Semitism is Joan Ryan, which is curious, because it was she who was exposed as having created an alleged anti-Semitism scandal within the Labour Party.

"Friends in the Jewish Labour Movement urged me not to resign my membership, as others have done, in response to the unchecked and rampant antisemitism amongst Party members, in order to fight back and clear the party of those with racist antisemitic views". The group of Labour MPs are more traditionally aligned with former Prime Minister Tony Blair's centrist version of the Labour Party that swept to power in 1997. "The fact of the matter is the 10 DUP MPs keep the government in power, keep stability in the United Kingdom and are making sure that we deliver on our manifesto pledges of Brexit".

The prime minister invited Justine Greening and Philip Lee to Downing Street for talks after both warned they were prepared to quit over Brexit. Two of the three (Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston) were friends of mine who I have worked with on many issues.

"I don't know what's going to happen within the Conservative Party".

Asked for his response, Mr Austin said: "I think they were... some people say they were trying to flush people out, put pressure on them, force them to recant or something".

Chancellor Philip Hammond said he was "saddened" by his former colleagues' comments, but denied the "relatively small hardcore" - namely the pro-Leave European Research Group - had taken over.

"Frankly if we have got the courage to do this, they can follow that".