The Labour Party was mocked and labelled hopelessly divided
The Labour leader has faced a relentless wave of criticism since 52 out of 229 Labour MPs rebelled against his three-line whip and voted against triggering Article 50 on Wednesday night.
A Conservative spokesman said: “This resignation shows that on Brexit, as with everything else, the Labour Party is hopelessly divided and can’t even agree amongst themselves, let alone speak of ordinary working people.”
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Clive Lewis, who became a Labour MP in 2015, stepped down as Shadow Business Secretary last night as he defied Corbyn and voted against triggering Brexit.
Mr Lewis’ defiance to tow the party line has left Mr Corbyn “isolated”, as he is now deciding whether to sack other frontbenchers who defied the whip, according to the BBC.
Jeremy Corbyn in pictures Tue, July 12, 2016
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn takes part in a community meeting at the Guru Har Rai Gurdwara Sahib temple
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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an anti-racism rally in London
In a bid desperate show of defiance, Corbyn tweeted: "Real fight starts now. Over next two years Labour will use every opportunity to ensure Brexit protects jobs, living standards & the economy."
Nicola Sturgeon branded Corbyn “pathetic” for giving Brexit a green light, and Conservatives followed suit in attacking the Islington North MP.
Sturgeon replied to Corbyn’s message, tweeting: “How? You've just handed the Tories a blank cheque. You didn't win a single concession but still voted for the Bill. Pathetic."
Shortly after the Parliament vote, the Brexit Secretary David Davis told Sky News the House of Lords must now do its "patriotic duty" and pass the bill without amendments.
Sturgeon ridiculed Corbyn on twitter and called him "pathetic"
The 14 junior frontbenchers who rebelled were Rosena Allin-Khan, Kevin Brennan, Lyn Brown, Ruth Cadbury, Rupa Huq, Chi Onwurah, Stephen Pound, Andy Slaughter, Catherine West, Alan Whitehead and Daniel Zeichner.
Three Labour whips, who were supposed to enforce discipline – Thangam Debbonaire, Vicky Foxcroft and Jeff Smith – also rebelled.
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