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Corbynistas go into meltdown over Labour splitters

Corbynistas go into meltdown over Labour splitters
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Oh dear. After months and years of speculation, this morning seven Labour MPs announced that they are quitting the party over Jeremy Corbyn's unsuitability to be prime minister. Chuka Umunna and Chris Leslie are among the MPs to say they are quitting the party and forming an independent group which is proud to be British and doesn't blame the world's problems on the West.

Unsurprisingly the news hasn't gone down all that well with the Corbynistas. Corbyn allies have been quick to accuse the splitters of ushering years of Tory rule. So, how are the socialists coping with the loss of seven MPs? Mr S will let readers decide:

https://twitter.com/YoungLabourUK/status/1097439224310231042

https://twitter.com/AyoCaesar/status/1097421052563648512

https://twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/1097438136232230912

https://twitter.com/PeoplesMomentum/status/1097441156164661249

https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/1097442398458781696

https://twitter.com/AaronBastani/status/1097461108829507584

Momentum responds:

https://twitter.com/Rachael_Swindon/status/1097467344853630976

https://twitter.com/RichardBurgon/status/1097459336975142917

https://twitter.com/skwawkbox/status/1097468623969488896

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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