Sunday, June 26

Political mayhem in U.K. as Corbyn counter-coup against Benn triggers mass resignations

Hilary Benn simply wasn't fast enough; Corbyn beat him to the punch. But now things are -- very unsettled.  The Telegraph is live-blogging the mayhem right this moment. 

EU referendum Labour crisis: Jeremy Corbyn to hold crisis talks with Tom Watson as Hilary Benn coup triggers ten resignations - with more expected to follow
By Laura Hughes, political correspondent, Barney HendersonRob Crilly
26 JUNE 2016 • 9:15PM
The Telegraph
9:25 PM The hokey cokey

Just published: front page of the Financial Times, international edition, Monday 27 Jun— Financial Times (@FT) June 26, 2016

9:13 PM - Day of Turmoil in Labour Party: Jeremy Corbyn's leadership has been plunged into crisis as a string of shadow ministers quit Labour's top team saying they had no confidence in his ability to win a general election.

Karl Turner became the latest senior figure to announce he could no longer work with the Labour leader following criticism of Mr Corbyn's "lacklustre" anti-Brexit campaign.

He was the eleventh shadow minister to quit or be sacked in 24 hours.

The party's deputy leader Tom Watson said he was to hold emergency talks with Mr Corbyn on Monday to "discuss the way forward" after ten members of the shadow cabinet announced they were resigning - with more expected to follow.


 Lots and lots more in the report for those who can't get enough mayhem.

See also

BBC 6/26: Brexit: Hilary Benn sacked as Corbyn faces 'no confidence' pressure

CNN 6/25: Brexit: EU leaders demand quick UK exit as economic fallout grows


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