Independent Group

111: The Gang of Seven

The biggest party split in nearly 40 years. Seven Labour MPs have walked, but it’s clear dozens more have had enough. Even the deputy leader, Tom Watson, calls for change. It’s a huge challenge for Jeremy Corbyn, explored in this bonus podcast.

Why have the gang of seven gone now? Will anyone follow them? And what becomes of the Independent Group? Will it become a new party of the centre? Or will it fizzle out?

And how will Labour react? Has it in fact further strengthened Jeremy Corbyn’s hold on the party?