MPs will sit as independent group after resigning in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the party’s Brexit stance, and its handling of antisemitism

Various Labour MPs – from all wings of the party – are responding in dismay to today’s announcement.

This is an awful day for the Labour Party and everyone who needs us

I’m particularly sad about my friend, Luciana. She has been subject to despicable and appalling abuse and antisemtism by some in our Party. Her leaving must make us redouble our efforts to tackle all antisemitism in the Party.

Sit as independents, vote as independents, fight elections as independents and then independently help the Tories stay in power

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The youth wing of the UK Labour Party has tweeted a line from The Red Flag in reaction.

Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, we’ll keep the red flag flying here.

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