Jeremy Corbyn resignation claims dismissed by political editor

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

One of Britain's most respected political editors has poured scorn on claims that Jeremy Corbyn is set to resign over Labour's Brexit crisis.

It has been suggested that Corbyn, frustrated by the ongoing schisms within the Labour party and the rebellion he has faced over the Article 50 bill, has already put forward a date for his resignation.

However David Wooding, political editor of the Sun on Sunday, pointed out to Julia Hartley-Brewer that the claim had come from a regional newspaper and had not been confirmed by a second source.

"I haven't been able to confirm he's told anybody he's going to go," Wooding said. 

Yet our guest did concede that Corbyn faces huge problems as Labour leader, ahead of tonight's final commons vote on the bill to trigger Article 50.

Although Corbyn has imposed a three-line whip on the vote, ordering all Labour MPs to vote in favour, Wooding said he will find it very difficult to punish any rebels as he "doesn't have many people left" and is already "scraping the barrel" in his attempts to fill his shadow cabinet.