UK Labour turmoil worsens as deputy leader tells Corbyn to go

The Labour leader ignores calls to quit after no-confidence vote

30th June, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn addresses a 'Keep Corbyn' rally in London yesterday Pic: Getty

The crisis engulfing the British Labour Party worsened as deputy leader Tom Watson joined the chorus of lawmakers and senior figures urging their chief Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

Watson spoke out after meeting Corbyn on Wednesday afternoon. The day saw the last Labour leader, Ed Miliband, and the last Labour prime minister, Gordon Brown, both tell Corbyn his time was up. On Tuesday, Labour lawmakers passed a motion of no confidence.

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