Hilary Benn sacked as Corbyn faces 'no confidence' pressure



    Hilary Benn sacked as Corbyn faces 'no confidence' pressure

    June 26, London: Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn has been sacked from the shadow cabinet amid claims he was encouraging ministers to resign should Jeremy Corbyn ignore a vote of no confidence, reports said.

    Labour's leader faces a vote of no confidence over claims he was "lacklustre" during the EU referendum.

    A Labour source told the BBC Corbyn had "lost confidence" in Benn.

    Benn said there was "widespread concern" about Corbyn's "leadership and his ability to win an election".

    He added: "There is no confidence to win the next election if Jeremy continues as leader.

    Senior Labour sources also told the BBC that a significant number of shadow cabinet resignations were likely if Mr Corbyn were to ignore the result of the confidence vote.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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