Jeremy Corbyn hit by backbench revolt by 75 MPs in Brexit vote

Labour divisions show as one front bencher and five aides resign from shadow cabinetJeremy Corbyn faced his biggest backbench revolt since he became leader, as Labour’s divisions on Europe broke out once more on Wednesday night. In a vote on a Lords amendment that would effectively mean staying in the European Economic Area, 75 backbenchers defied party instructions to abstain and voted for the EEA. A further 15 voted against. Continue reading...

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