With just 39 days to Brexit, a group of Remain supporters split from the Labour party. Leaving now seemingly gave up on pushing the Labour leadership into backing a second referendum, when there were no disadvantages to leaving in a few weeks instead. It was hard to watch the press conference from the seven Labour MPs without a strange sense of hope.
The BBC’s coverage of the press conference where seven MPs announced they were leaving the Labour Party accidentally included audio of disparaging comments by an audience member. During Luciana Berger’s speech the person commented again, saying: “Not gonna lie, like this and Brexit… we’re actually f***ed.
Luciana Berger, Chuka Umunna, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, Ann Coffey resigned the Labour whip and formed a Parliamentary coalition called 'The Independent Group'.
YouGov research has suggested that Jeremy Corbyn's attitude to Brexit and failure to tackle antisemitism is turning people away from Labour.
Neil Coyle accused his party's leader of driving members away from the party over Brexit and allowing antisemitism to continue in his name.
A YouGov poll using the same method that correctly predicted the outcome of the 2017 election quizzed more than 40,000 people to see what would happen if Britain went back to the polls.
It was reported that a reference to a second Brexit referendum was removed from Jeremy Corbyn's letter to the prime minister at the last minute.
The amendments to May’s Brexit statement are like a collection of twitching corpses. Wherever you look - in the no-deal Brexiter ranks, in the ERG, in the DUP, in the People’s Vote, in the Cooper-and-Boles club, things are appalling and lifeless and inadequate. Yvette Cooper’s amendment looked like a smart, well-thought-through measure to prevent no-deal.
The prime minister faces a flurry of fresh challenges in Parliament over her Brexit deal.
It’s hard to imagine any two political figures behaving with less conviction or decency than Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn this week. Instead, she appeared only interested in using the talks for short-term political advantage. A Downing Street statement was arranged for just hours after her invite, seemingly with the sole intention of pointing out to people that Corbyn had not attended yet.
The Prime Minister reached out to opposition leaders to reach a consensus on Brexit.
All her various failings were laid bare: her short-sighted red lines, her self-harming cultivation of ERG Brexit myths, her presentational inadequacy, her lack of political empathy, and her utter strategic incompetence. As expected, the DUP stepped in to protect the prime minister. The Labour leader is now at exactly the point he wanted to avoid: the moment when he has to come up with a Brexit policy which does not involve him pretending that a general election would somehow magically fix everything.
The prime minister will say that "catastrophic harm" will be inflicted if politicians fail to implement the result of the referendum.
The Labour leader confirmed the party would vote against Theresa May’s deal in the Commons next week.
Is Jeremy Corbyn a democrat? One reason it’s hard to answer is that Corbyn rarely, if ever, talks about democracy – except as applied to Labour party internal affairs. A useful place to start is Labour’s 2017 Manifesto.
Last week Theresa May won a vote of confidence within the Conservative party, but she’s not out of the woods yet. Now there is a threat from Labour and other opposition parties to table a motion of no confidence under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. The Fixed Term Parliaments Act lays sets out two ways in which an early general election can be triggered.