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Labour Brexit rifts exposed as Jeremy Corbyn sacks EU rebels
Jeremy Corbyn speaking in the House of Commons this week. Picture: AFP.
10:05 AM June 30, 2017
In a sign that Labour’s profound splits on Brexit have not been soothed by the party’s successful election campaign, a fifth of Mr Corbyn’s MPs defied the whip to vote for an amendment to the Queen’s Speech attempting to soften Theresa May’s approach to Brexit.
Among the rebels were Andy Slaughter, Ruth Cadbury and Catherine West, all junior frontbenchers representing heavily pro-Remain constituencies..The trio were all sacked, joining Daniel Zeichner, who quit before casting his…
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