Jeremy Corbyn has lost control of 6 of his key frontbenchers who went against party orders during the Queen’s Speech vote
Mr Corbyn had whipped MPs to abstain from voting on an amendment put forward by Chuka Umunna.
The amendment called for the UK to remain in the single market.
However, a division list showed six shadow ministers were among those who were in favour of the amendment – a humiliating rebellion for Mr Corbyn.
Among those who defied Mr Corbyn were shadow housing ministers Andy Slaughter and Ruth Cadbury, as well as shadow Home Office minister Rupa Huq.
Shadow communities and local government minister Gareth Thomas and shadow foreign minister Catherine West also rebelled.
Daniel Zeichner – the shadow minister for transport – resigned after the vote, tweeting that he was a “passionate pro-European & straight-forward politician”.
Mr Corbyn is following the Government’s line on leaving both the single market and the union.
The amendment was defeated by 322 to 101.
This is a clear loss of control by the labour leader.
His party says they are a ‘government in waiting’ ready to execute their ‘program’, but frankly, they couldn’t organise a p*** up in a brewery.
It will be a dark day for this country if this man and his shadow cabinet come to power.
Could you imagine what a push over this country will become?
The EU will laugh at us during the Brexit negotiations.
The Queen’s Speech being passed clearly shows that the government has the ability to vote through key laws and policies which many believed would not be the case.
It’s about time we get our act togeather, unite and achieve that so-called ‘Hard-Brexit’ which we all desire!