Will Brexit destroy the Labor Party?

Seven prominent members have resigned from the party in protest against the leadership style of British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn. They accuse the party leadership of failing to do justice to current problems with narrow thought patterns and criticize the way in which the largest opposition party deals with anti-Semitic tendencies.

Labor is likely to be hit particularly hard by the resignation of the charismatic MP Chuka Umunna. He is considered the young star of his party and leads a group calling for a second Brexit referendum. Umunna said at a press conference of the seven renegades in London that the Guardian documents that the parties are currently part of the problem and not the solution. The UK needs a party that is "fit for the here and now" and leaves "tribal politics" behind.

You could not stay in a party that was "institutionally anti-Semitic," said the member of parliament Luciana Berger. The party's leadership failed to deal with the hatred of Jewish people in their own ranks. It leaves behind a "culture of bullying, hypocrisy and intimidation".

Parliamentarian Mike Gapes also criticized the party's angry Semitism. He accused the party leadership of making it easier for the country to leave the EU. In addition, Jeremy Corbyn and his entourage are "on the wrong side on so many international issues, from Russia to Syria to Venezuela".

Chris Leslie criticized that the party they once joined was too dogmatic. He literally spoke of a "hard left machine policy" that Labor had been hijacked. He accused the party leadership of adhering to a "narrow and outdated ideology". For the Labor leadership, the world is divided into the oppressed and the oppressed, but the modern world is actually much more complicated.

Allegations against Corbyn

MP Gavin Shuker lamented that parties in the UK suffered from a complete absence of leadership at a time when the country needed it most. The seven MPs want to be represented in parliament as "The Independent Group" and have already set up their own Twitter account.

Party leader Corbyn said in a statement that he was "disappointed" about the deputies' resignation. He regretted "that these MPs are unable to continue working for a Labor policy that inspired millions in the last election". Corbyn stressed that Labor was making a policy "for the many, not for the few" and had presented a "unifying and credible alternative plan" for Brexit.

The British Guardian According to the move by the seven parliamentarians, the most spectacular Labor party exit since the so-called "Gang of Four" left the party in 1981 to found the Social Democratic Party.