Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism
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Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism - the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the party, which sees itself as the representative of Britain's working class. It's also the latest fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union, which has split both of the country's two main parties - Conservatives and Labour - into pro-Brexit and pro-EU camps. FRANCE 24's Catherine Clifford reports.