The Labour leader was the subject to a brutal bashing on Radio 4’s The News Quiz on Friday evening as commentators assessed the politician’s challenging week.
Broadcaster Francis Wheen ripped into the Islington North MP and sarcastically praised him for being for voting to push through Article 50 calling it his “little victory”.
“Corbyn was on the winning side of a Parliamentary vote – admittedly he had to vote with the Government to achieve this but still, it’s a start,” he said.
“And he issued one of his hilarious three-line whips, basically from the man who holds the Commonwealth all comers freestyle record for voting against Labour whips.
Clive Lewis, right, quit the shadow cabinet over Article 50
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Corbyn was on the winning side of a Parliamentary vote – admittedly he had to vote with the Government to achieve this but still, it’s a start
“But anyway with a straight face says to his shadow ministers ‘three-line whip I’m afraid and you’re going to have to vote for it or resign’ and so Clive Lewis and many others said ‘alright then okay, off I go’.”
Labour Party frontbenchers Rachael Maskell, Dawn Butler, Jo Stevens and Tulip Siddiq also stepped down from Mr Corbyn’s cabinet over the Brexit bill.
Wheen continued: “It was quite surreal the whole thing, because quite a lot of people haven’t resigned yet and they still voted against him.
“But as far as I’m aware he hasn’t actually sacked them and it included three actually Labour whips, who voted against Jeremy Corbyn’s whip.”
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The whips, who defied Mr Corbyn, include Thangam Debbonaire, Jeff Smith and Vicky Foxcroft.
“You can’t actually accept all their resignations," said Wheen. "Otherwise you won’t have a shadow cabinet, they are rather running out of Labour MPs to serve in it because they’ve all found one reason or another to resign in recent months.”
Mr Lewis, who resigned on Wednesday as the third reading of the EU notification bill took place, said he did not want to become “Westminster’s voice in Norwich”.
He said in a statement: "When I became the MP for Norwich South, I promised my constituents I would be 'Norwich's voice in Westminster, not Westminster's voice in Norwich'.
"I therefore cannot, in all good conscience, vote for something I believe will ultimately harm the city I have the honour to represent, love and call home.
"It is therefore with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from the shadow cabinet."
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