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The Daily BeastFeb 18, 2019
Seven U.K. Labour Lawmakers Quit Over Jeremy Corbyn's Handling of Brexit and Anti-Semitism
Reuters / Pedro NunesLONDON—Britain's nervous breakdown in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union has mostly been felt by Theresa May and lawmakers in her Conservative party, who have been at each other's throats for two years as they stumble towards Brexit.

But the main opposition party—Jeremy Corbyn's Labour—has also been coming apart at the seams. That became even clearer Monday when seven of its lawmakers, unable to back their left-wing leader on Brexit or the way he's dealt with anti-Semitism in the party, decided to quit.

Some of the reasons given by the seven members of parliament [MPs] at their dramatic press conference were similar to the bitter arguments which have seen Conservative party politicians angrily fighting amongst themselves. Namely, a complete disagreement with their leader on how to go forward with the Brexit referendum result.

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The Daily BeastFeb 17, 2019
John Oliver Exposes Trump's ‘National Emergency' Border Wall BS in ‘Last Week Tonight' Return
HBOWe last left John Oliver on Nov. 18 of last year, when the Last Week Tonight host addressed the president's outrageous comments on the sex life of Maureen Scalia, the widow of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. There were also flashy cameos from Gilbert Gottfried (reading portions of the draft Brexit agreement), Armie Hammer, and Oliver's nemesis Russell Crowe.

So, after three months off, Oliver returned for the sixth season of his Emmy-winning HBO program and kicked things off by addressing President Trump's national emergency declaration over his pet project, the border wall.

"The major drama since we left has been President Trump's repeated attempts to get Congress to fund his border wall—including shutting the government down for nearly a month," Oliver explained, before cutting to the national emergency news. "Yes, according to Trump, the border suddenly constitutes a ‘national emergency…and to be clear, there is zero actual emergency at the border right now. Illegal crossings have been declining for twenty years, and as we've talked about before on this show, a wall would be expensive and completely ineffective."

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