Benn sacked from shadow cabinet

The post-referendum ructions continue in Britain with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sacking Hilary Benn from the shadow cabinet.

Guardian: Labour shadow minister sacked as Brexit fall-out continues

The UK’s shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn has been sacked from the shadow cabinet amid reports he was encouraging ministers to resign should Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ignore a vote of no confidence.

The Labour leader is facing a no confidence vote over claims he fought a “lacklustre” campaign in the EU vote.

A Labour spokesman said Mr Corbyn had “lost confidence” in Mr Benn.

Senior Labour sources also told the BBC that a significant number of shadow cabinet resignations were likely if Mr Corbyn were to ignore the result of the confidence vote.

Labour MPs Dame Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey submitted a motion of no confidence against Mr Corbyn – who campaigned on the losing Remain side – in a letter to the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) chairman John Cryer on Friday.

Has anyone got any confidence in anyone else in the UK Labour Party?

UPDATE:

Hilary Benn statement (3.40am latest) on his sacking. Told Corbyn to quit and says Labour will lose next election.

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Just been told half the shadow cabinet to resign this morning

Missy says Kuenssberg is BBC Political Editor.

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13 Comments

  1. Joe Bloggs

     /  26th June 2016

    With a motion of no-confidence already submitted to the Chair of the Labour Party, this kind of self-indulgence can only further marginalise Corbyn. It’s the beginning of the end for the Left’s great Corbynist experiment…the man’s dismally inadequate, spineless, and lacks any vestige of ability to lead anyone anywhere.

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    • It’s yet to be proven whether he can lead Labour to oblivion or not.

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      • Gezza

         /  26th June 2016

        We have had a small cast of people here who can show him the way to do that.

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  27th June 2016

        and with the resignation of 11 senior Labour MPs overnight from Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, it appears that it will never be proven whether he can lead Labour to oblivion or not – it seems almost certain that particular task will fall to his successor.

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  2. Pete Kane

     /  27th June 2016

    “Benn sacked from shadow cabinet.”
    About b……………………. time.

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    • Gezza

       /  27th June 2016

      Why Pete?

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      • Pete Kane

         /  27th June 2016

        You a Fox Terrier? (If that’s how you spell it.)

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        • Gezza

           /  27th June 2016

          Had one. Lucy. She was cute. Feisty though.

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          • Pete Kane

             /  27th June 2016

            Interesting. Mine was called Tip. Tenth birthday.

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            • Gezza

               /  27th June 2016

              Cool. Lucy loved kids & people generally. Would instantly go into chase mode on sight of any cat or rabbit. Would go into attack mode on any dog that snarled at her, didn’t matter what size. Dominated a German Shepherd one day. Had to save her from a few jaws though. Didn’t know when she was taking on more than she could handle.

              Was hard to stop her pursuing anything she took off after.

              What was Tip like? And you haven’t answered my question.

            • Gezza

               /  27th June 2016

              A lot of Poles here today. o_O

            • Gezza

               /  28th June 2016

              Another terrier?

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