Jeremy Corbyn has denied there is “wide scale” bullying in Labour as another MP quit the party complaining of anti-Semitism within its ranks.
More MPs could quit Labour because they think Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to be prime minister, Ian Austin said after resigning from the party.
Former minister Ian Austin has quit Labour, saying he is “ashamed” of the party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and “appalled” by the offence it has caused to Jews.
Ian Austin has become the ninth Labour MP in a week to quit Jeremy Corbyn’s party, claiming there was a “culture of extremism, anti-Semitism and intolerance”.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said the Labour leadership is ready to address issues which have led eight of the party’s MPs to switch to the new Independent Group in Parliament.
Labour’s investigation into a prominent internal critic of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has been branded “a farce and a disgrace” by the MP’s lawyers.