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U.K. Labour Party Descends Into ‘Civil War’

  • Once party’s most rebellious member, leader calls for unity
  • Labour feud combines with Tory leadership fight amid Brexit
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U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made his name by defying party discipline. Now he’s asking his lawmakers to toe his party line. With little success.

Corbyn has clung to the leadership during the week following the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, in which dozens of his front-bench team quit, he lost a no-confidence vote by a 172-40 margin and a slew of party grandees called for him to go. He has vowed to run again if a formal leadership challenge emerges -- most likely from his former business spokeswoman, Angela Eagle, who has spent the week gathering support.