Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit bill vote ‘not a disaster’ for Labour – BBC News

The resignation of shadow business secretary Clive Lewis to vote against the Brexit bill was “not a disaster”, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. The party backed the government in Wednesday’s vote, but 52 MPs rebelled. Mr Lewis quit, saying he could not “in all conscience” support triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, getting talks with the EU under way.
But Mr Corbyn told the BBC that Labour had been right to “respect” the result of last year’s EU referendum. He dismissed as “fake news” and “absolute nonsense” suggestions that he was considering his own future as Labour leader. And he added that Donald Trump “should not be coming to the UK”, after it was announced recently that the US president had been invited to make a state visit later this year.

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