Several MPs set to quit the UK Labour Party 2 years ago

Several MPs set to quit the UK Labour Party

It's Monday morning, and you know what that means...

That's right, it's time for more nonsense politics news from the United Kingdom!


With roughly five weeks to go until the Brexit deadline of 29 March, several Members of Parliament, including Chuka Umunna, are set to quit Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.

According to the Guardian, other MPs expected to jump ship include Chris Leslie, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith and Mike Gapes.

Throughout the Brexit process, many Labour MPs have been dissatisfied with Corbyn's leadership of the opposition to May, including his lack of support for a second referendum. Corbyn, who campaigned for a Remain vote, has long been a fierce critic of the European Union.

As things stand, Labour currently has 256 MPs, but this split would still be the largest division in the party since the formation of the UK's Social Democrats in the 1980s.

An announcement is expected to come later on Monday, as several Labour MPs are expected to hold an event "related to the future of British politics".

As things stand, the UK is expected to leave the EU at the end of March without a deal.