There’s lovely. Labour MPs have voted 172-40 in favour of a ‘no confidence’ motion against leader Jeremy Corbyn – with four abstentions.
It carries absolutely no weight at all and he can carry on regardless.
The logical thing for his detractors in the party to do now will be to put up a candidate against Mr Corbyn and trigger a leadership election. They only need the signatures of 51 MPs and more than three times that number voted against him today.
Oh, but they’re afraid, aren’t they?
They know Mr Corbyn has the absolute confidence of the Labour membership – the people who put them in Parliament.
If any of them show open opposition to him, they fear, the members will have them out of the gravy train and install somebody else.
In fact, as it is, those members who resigned – in an attempt to shame Mr Corbyn into stepping down – should be expelled for bringing the party into disrepute by their behaviour.
Corbyn must stick to his guns. Let’s get these fake-Labour backstabbers out, once and for all.
A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been passed by the party’s MPs.
The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit.
The leader’s allies have told his critics to trigger a formal leadership contest if they want to challenge him.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Mr Corbyn was “not going anywhere”, accusing his critics of trying to “subvert democracy”.
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