After a long deliberation period, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn sacked his EU policy chief and moved his defense spokeswoman to another position in an attempt to tighten control over Britain’s main opposition party. Labour announced that former junior education spokeswoman Pat Glass would replace Europe shadow secretary Pat McFadden, while Emily Thornberry would replace Maria Eagle as defense spokeswoman. Another member of the shadow cabinet, culture spokesman Michael Dugher, was also fired from his position. Several Labour shadow cabinet lawmakers have openly disagreed with Corbyn and his positions during his four short months at the helm – especially in foreign and defense policy issues like intervention in Syria and the UK’s nuclear weapons. Labour’s finance spokesman John McDonnell said that Corbyn had recently questioned some lawmakers’ loyalty to his vision for the party. McDonnell said that Corbyn was trying to “hold everyone together” while being “very clear about our direction of travel in terms of policy.” Corbyn was elected party leader in 2015 after campaigning for a major overhaul in Labour’s image. With a long-standing background as a left-wing activist, Corbyn managed to attract younger voters and new members to the party after Labour lost the general election of… Read full this story
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