Two Labour members of the British Parliament are demanding that Jeremy Corbyn resign his post as party leader. Corbyn’s allies respond that the members should accept the party’s democratic selection.

The Guardian reports:

John Woodcock, MP for Barrow and Furness, set himself on a collision course with those at the top of the party by writing that voters were being “appallingly” served by the current leadership, adding “we simply cannot go on like this”. …

Tensions have been high within the party ever since a list of names, which appeared to rank MPs by their loyalty to the current leadership, was allegedly left in a parliamentary bar and then covered by the media. …

[Woodcock] said the leadership had failed to stand up for disabled people badly hit by George Osborne’s budget before Duncan Smith’s resignation led to a U-turn over cuts.

“Those people are being appallingly served by a leadership team who cannot even get its act together properly to stand up for disabled people when they are screwed over by the Tories,” Woodcock added. …

His attack quickly received support from neighbouring Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed, who took to Twitter to claim that Woodcock’s article “nails it”. When challenged by Corbyn supporters who suggested MPs should be sacked for publicly berating their boss, Reed replied: “If your boss is killing your firm, do you stay quiet?”

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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