Jess Phillips' ideal response to Labour voter who says she should quit

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The 53-year-old has become the ninth MP to leave Jeremy Corbyn's party this week, but says he now has no plans to join the new Independent Group set up in the Commons to fight Brexit.

These forces have been unleashed by Brexit and the bitter divisions over how and whether to leave Europe behind.

"It's rather simplistic to say that this is because of anti-semitism and the actions of Momentum in Labour and because of Brexit in the Conservative Party".

This could of course change if any more of her MPs defect to join The Independent Group. Neither Labour or the Conservatives appear to be ready to take a stand. "The fact of the matter is the 10 DUP MPs keep the government in power, keep stability in the United Kingdom and are making sure that we deliver on our manifesto pledges of Brexit".

Quitting was "the hardest decision I have ever had to take", he said.

"However, I will continue to vote with them in next week's budget and any votes tabled by the Conservative aimed at taking control".

Ms Greening, the former education secretary, was invited to a meeting in Downing Street yesterday afternoon after she said she was staying in the Conservative Party "for the moment".

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He said the picture was a "random photo taken from the Internet" and dismissed any suggestion he was trying to threaten the judge. He also said the image was not of cross hairs, but rather, the "logo of an organisation" often featured in many photos.

An eighth Labour member soon joined them.

The shadow chancellor said that if it was an option "I'd campaign for Remain and I'd vote for Remain".

The email was sent in the same week as eight Labour MPs left the party over its Brexit stance and alleged antisemitism to start their own centrist "Independent Group".

"Over the past three years.the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has become infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism", a statement by MP Joan Ryan said.

Former Labour government cabinet minister and European Union trade commissioner Peter Mandelson said he felt "morally compromised" staying in Labour following anti-Semitic abuse endured by people such as ex-Labour MP Luciana Berger.

Asked what May would say to others considering resigning, her spokesman said: "She would, as she always has, ask for the support of her colleagues in delivering (Brexit)". "If you don't agree with the leader, don't be a member of the party". "Ending that membership after four decades was never going to be easy". A government defeat by eurosceptics on a symbolic vote last week showed their muscle, while the departure of some pro-EU lawmakers also undermines her position. "It makes an accidental no-deal Brexit fractionally less likely, too". Their courage deserves praise; they have put the national interest above party politics.

How this changes the dynamics of upcoming votes on Brexit is unclear.

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