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BREAKING: Luciana Berger leaves @UKLabour along with several other MPs to form the #IndependentGroup. She says she is "embarrassed and ashamed" to be in Labour. Adds that the party is "institutionally antisemitic."

#LabourAntisemitism #LabourSplit
.@ChrisLeslieMP, also resigning from Labour, says: "(regarding the leadership of the party) there is an appalling culture of intolerance, closing down of debate, abuse online and offline, and antisemitism."

#LabourSplit #LabourAntisemitism #IndependenceGroup
.@anncoffey_mp, also leaving Labour, cites #LabourAntisemitism as a key reason for leaving @UKLabour.

#LabourSplit #IndependenceGroup
.@MikeGapes calls @UKLabour a "racist and antisemitic party", which "sickens" him. Says that Jeremy Corbyn and "those around him" are on the "wrong side of so many issues".

#LabourSplit #LabourAntisemitism
.@ChukaUmunna, echoing the words of the other Labour leavers, says: "You don't join a political party to spend years and years fighting the people in it."

#LabourAntisemitism #LabourSplit #IndependenceGroup
Answering a question from @bbclaurak, @MikeGapes says: "This is a Labour Party which has changed beyond recognition. It's not just the politics, it's whether you feel the morale integrity to go along with things you just cannot accept."

#LabourSplit #LabourAntisemitism
Question from @andybell5news about going before being pushed, @lucianaberger says: "It's not easy to speak out, especially when there is a culture which seeks to oppress that. It would be much easier if we kept quiet, but that's not what I came into politics to do."
.@lucianaberger: "(On #LabourAntisemitism) We've only had to look at the past few weeks to see how bad the situation is. There has to come a point where enough really is enough."

#LabourAntisemitism #LabourSplit
Statement from Jeremy Corbyn, which ignores all talk of #LabourAntisemitism.

.@JoStevensLabour tells BBC News: "We need to be much stronger on #LabourAntisemitism and get rid of antisemites from the party. I would ask Jeremy Corbyn personally to say what he is doing and say that he will not tolerate antisemitism in the party."

.@MikeGapes tells @SkyNews: "The Labour Party is not the party I joined and stayed in for many years. I don't believe it can be turned back. There is a moral issue here. You don't stay in an organisation which is broken."

#LabourSplit #LabourAntisemitism
.@gstringermp tells @BBCNews that it's "absurd" to call Labour "institutionally antisemitic".

#LabourAntisemitism #LabourSplit
The @TheIndGroup states that "visceral hatreds of other people, views and opinions are commonplace in and around the Labour Party" in its group statement on its website.

#LabourSplit #LabourAntisemitism
BREAKING: Labour deputy leader @tom_watson calls today a "sad day" for the party, but says the 7 MPs who have left have come to a "premature conclusion". He also singled out @lucianaberger for his "complete respect and understanding" for her decision.

BREAKING: @IvanLewis_MP on today's #LabourSplit: "As Luciana said Labour under its present leadership has become institutionally antisemitic....made worse by those who seek to justify or downplay this in a party which once had anti-racism as a core value".

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