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Old 05.02.2019, 20:37
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I know of a few Labour MPs who are currently being subjected to a sustained deselection campaign because of Brexit, completely despite how well they've represented their constituencies. In my UK hometown, the debate has become exceptionally toxic.

This 'deselection' first raised it's head en masse regarding MPs who resigned from Corbyn's government, but now it's also being used regarding Brexit issues. Some very unsavoury people are feeling newly empowered, and are weilding it in a very disturbing fashion.
True but deselection is in the hands of the local committee; very little to do with voters.
The last Labour annual conference voted to make it easier for local party members to deselect sitting MPs, this decision may well turn around to biting the Labour party if it results in new candidates who are not popular with the electorate.
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