Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, has sacked key shadow cabinet member Hiliary Benn.
Benn was sacked in the early hours of Sunday morning after the Observer newspaper revealed that the shadow foreign secretary was organising a coup against Mr Corbyn.
BYPASS THE CENSORS
Sign up to get unfiltered news delivered straight to your inbox.
“It is understood that Benn had called fellow MPs over the weekend to suggest that he would ask Corbyn to stand down if there was significant support for a move against him,” the Observer said “He had also asked shadow cabinet colleagues to join him in resigning if Corbyn ignored that request.”
WEF Anoint Charles ‘The Great Reset King’
WEF To Force Public To Wear ‘Brain Implants’ So the Elite Can Read Their Minds
Woody Harrelson Slams Big Pharma: 'The Last People You Should Trust With Your Health'
NASA Insider Confesses on Deathbed: I Filmed Fake Moon Landing in 1969
Disney’s ‘Little Demon’ Is Normalizing Satanism and Pedophilia for the Masses
Nostradamus Predicted 'Great Uprising' Against King Charles III
King Charles III Vows To Usher In ‘Great Reset’ Following Queen Elizabeth’s Death
Bill Gates’ Factory Breeding 30 Million Mosquitos Infected With ‘Infertility Bacteria’ Per Week
WEF Orders Journalists To ‘Cease and Desist’ Exposing Secret Globalist Agenda
There are reports that half of Corbyn’s cabinet will resign in protest, while the Labour leader says he will resist any coup.
Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Benn reiterated his stance that Corbyn is “not a leader,” and should resign.
“He is a good and decent man but he is not a leader,” Benn said, though he ruled out making any bid to become head of the party himself.
Members of the shadow cabinet have not reacted well to the sacking of Benn, who was shadow foreign minister. Media reports in the UK say that around half the members of his cabinet are expected to resign in protest.
One of the first to do so was Labour’s health policy chief, Heidi Alexander, who announced she was quitting the shadow cabinet in a letter she posted on Twitter.
“As much as I respect you as a man of principle, I do not believe you have the capacity to shape the answers our country is demanding and I believe that if we are to form the next Government, a change of leadership is essential,” she said.
Gloria De Piero, the shadow minister for Youth Policy was the next to announce she was stepping aside.
Corbyn is remaining defiant, with his office offering the following statement.
“There will be no resignation of a democratically elected leader with a strong mandate from the membership.”
John McDonnell, Labour’s finance spokesman and a Corbyn ally, urged the party to unify behind its leader, saying now was not the time for leadership challenges.
“I know how disappointed people are about the loss of the European referendum, but now is the time we hold together,” he said.
Diane Abbott, another staunch Corbyn supporter, hit out at Benn saying it was wrong to blame the Labour leader for the Leave campaign winning.
“As it happens, 60% of the Labour vote have come out to vote for remain. If Cameron had got a similar proportion of Tory voters, we would have won the referendum,” she said, as cited by the Guardian.
Latest posts by Niamh Harris (see all)
- China Calls Japan & Britain ‘Little Brothers of The US’ - September 25, 2022
- Trump Warns That A ‘Cognitively Impaired’ Joe Biden May Lead Us To WWIII - September 25, 2022
- California To Ban Natural Gas Furnaces, Water Heaters By 2030 - September 25, 2022