Feb 18, 2019 - World

7 Labour MPs resign from party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to reporters

Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Seven members of the United Kingdom's Parliament resigned from the Labour Party today, citing dissatisfaction with party leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism within the party, the BBC reports.

The details: The Labour Party, which overwhelmingly supported remaining in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, continues to be plagued with charges of rising anti-Semitism within its ranks, with one departing MP calling the party “institutionally anti-Semitic" at a press conference announcing her resignation.

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