19 Feb 2019

Seven MPs leave UK Labour to form new party

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 19 February 2019

Seven Members of the British Labour Party have resigned and have formed an independent party. The seven said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to back a second Brexit referendum and a rise of anti-semitism within the party were the main reasons for their resignations. One of the resigning MPs Luciana Berger said she was too "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay. Rob Watson in London talks to Susie Ferguson.