UK's Labour leader defies Brexit ouster vote

British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London on June 28, 2016British opposition Labour lawmakers voted massively against their leader Jeremy Corbyn in a no-confidence motion Tuesday triggered by the Brexit crisis, but the veteran socialist refused to quit. Corbyn, who has the crucial backing of labour unions and was elected last year in a landslide by ordinary Labour party members, was defeated by 172 to 40 in the non-binding vote of Labour lawmakers. “I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 percent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning,” he said in a statement.

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