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Independent Group leave the Labour Party

Geoff Riley

18th February 2019

Is this a day we will remember for the splintering of party politics in the UK? A group of seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party and will sit in Parliament as an independent group.

Here is some of the immediate coverage of the decision on a landmark day for British politics.

BBC news: Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Guardian politics: Seven MPs quit Labour in protest over Brexit and antisemitism

Independent Group has a new twitter feed

Update on the state of the parties in Westminster

Liberal Democrat response

Ben Fullers excellent Politics twitter feed is strongly recommended

Robert Peston on the morning of the decision by the Independent Group to leave the Labour Party

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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