Jeremy Corbin does not give up. On the contrary, he has decided to form a new shadow government following the numerous resignations of his ministers. An earthquake that destroyed the shadow formation of the Labour Party began soon after the referendum that determined the exit of the UK from the European Union.
At the root of the shadow ministers’ resignations, there seems to be a phone call in the middle of the night between the leader of the Labour Party and his foreign minister, Hilary Ben. The latter seems to have told Corbyn that he had “lost confidence in his ability to lead the party”. He also seems to have accused Corbyn of not having adequately supported the cause of “Remain” during the referendum.
After Hilary Ben had been dismissed, 11 other shadow ministers left office, explaining that they do not think that Corbyn will be able to lead the Labour Party to victory in the next general election and have announced a motion of no confidence for the “colorless” referendum campaign.
“I am sorry for the resignations from my shadow government – Corbyn said -. But I will not let down those who trusted and voted me, nor the millions of people around the country who need to be represented by the Labour Party”.
Moreover, Corbyn has “challenged” those who have resigned, explaining that if they want to change the direction of the Labour Party, they must partake in a democratic election where he will be a candidate too. “Over the next 24 hours, I will reorganize my shadow government – Corbyn has concluded – and I will announce a new team for the leadership (of the party), which will lead the campaign of the Labour Party for a fairer Great Britain and for the best possible deal with Europe.”