Breakaway Independent Group MPs enjoy Nando’s amid Labour Brexit crisis as Jeremy Corbyn backs second referendum

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BREAKAWAY MPs in the newly formed Independent Group tuck into Nandos after their first official meeting.

The ex-Labour and Tory MPs smiled in the picture tweeted by Chuka Umunna. It came amid rumours the first Lib Dem is to join.

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The Independent Group are made up of former Tory and Labour MPs[/caption]

Gavin Shuker, ex- Labour MP for Luton South, was elected as “convener” at yesterday’s meeting. They have not yet chosen a leader.

Heidi Allen, said: “We’ve had a really good first meeting, discussing a lot of things structural around process, values and priorities.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused of “betraying Brexit” last night after announcing Labour will back a second referendum.

He will give his party’s own Brexit policy one last chance in tomorrow’s crunch Commons votes.


But if Labour’s alternative Brexit deal fails to win a majority then the party will throw its full support behind another Brexit referendum.

MPs representing pro-Leave constituencies vowed to do all they can to stop a “corrosive” second vote.

But the party’s Remainers were jubilant about the decision, with Lord Mandelson saying a second referendum was now inevitable.

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The group met for the first time in Westminster on Monday[/caption]

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