The Prime Minister visiting Salisbury today . She said the UK “holds Russia culpable ” for the nerve gas attack. Now the Prime Minister also has the support of a number of Labour MPs who’ve rejected the stance of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – including today Stephen Doughty – Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth

In what is being seen as a clear snub to Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Stephen Doughty, the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth has now added his name to the list of  Labour MPs who are supporting Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats following the Salisbury nerve agent attack .

It is by no means the first time Doughty has delivered a snub to the leader of the Labour Party but indicates what may be the most serious rift yet in the Labour Party.

However Doughty’s decision will come as unwelcome news to the “progressive” voters in his constituency who may have been under the misconception that a vote for Doughty in the last General Election was a vote to put Corbyn in 10 Downing St.

Doughty was somewhat tardy in appending his name to the list of  Labour MPs who have signed the pro-May motion . The first 19 to do so were  Rushanara Ali, Ben Bradshaw, Ruth Cadbury, Ann Clwyd, Ann Coffey, Neil Coyle, Mary Creagh, Geraint Davies, Louise Ellman, Mike Gapes, Helen Hayes, Rupa Huq, Darren Jones, David Lammy, Chris Leslie, Pat McFadden, Catherine McKinnell, Albert Owen and Tulip Siddiq.

Penarth Labour MP Stephen Doughty confering in secret yesterday with fellow anti-Corbyn rebel  Chuka Umunna

Yesterday Steven Doughty was to be seen in a huddle in the Commons with long-term  Corbyn critic and former Labour Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna – in which Umunna was covering his mouth to avoid what he was saying being decoded by lip-readers

Chuka Umunna has laid into Corbyn’s hard-left senior aide Seumas Milne. Milne – who has been photographed Vladimir Putin – had attempted to defend Corbyn after his dismal showing the House of Commons on Monday and again yesterday.

Milne had said that “Jeremy ” had been “proved to make the right call time and time again”.  Umunna however was not prepared to put up with any of Milne’s nonsense and said  : “Mr Milne’s comments do not represent the views of the majority of our voters, members or MPs”. It’s now also clear that  the Labour Shadow Defence Secretary, Nia Griffith, is also backing Mrs May’s approach and not Corbyn’s.

Carwyn Jones – who visited 10 Downing St yesterday – has rallied to Jeremy Corbyn’s defence today.

Meanwhile the Labour First Minister of Wales – Carwyn Jones –  has unexpectedly rallied to Jeremy Corbyn’s side, –  saying that the Labour leader has been “unfairly maligned”.

The First Minister said “I think Jeremy Corbyn, in fairness, has been unfairly maligned.He condemned what had happened very strongly I thought.You heard me say yesterday that I thought that the response from the prime minister is proportionate and robust and it has my support.”



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  1. Philip Rapier says:

    “What do you think spies are: priests, saints, and martyrs? They’re a squalid procession of vain fools, traitors too, yes; pansies, sadists, and drunkards, people who play cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten lives. Do you think they sit like monks in London balancing the rights and wrongs? I’d have killed Mundt if I could, I hate his guts; but not now. It so happens that they need him. They need him so that the great moronic mass that you admire can sleep soundly in their beds at night. They need him for the safety of ordinary, crummy people like you and me.”
    ― John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    Real name David Cornwell- Real Life Spy- Betrayed by Double Agent of UK who defected to Russia Kim Philby.
    Speech spoken by Richard Burton in the film

  2. Peter Church says:

    While I don’t always have a lot of time for our MP Doughty. What he says about Corbyn and the hard left leadership of Labour and the supposed official opposition party is correct.
    Corbyn again shows his true colours and would rather support Russia and their corrupt regime rather than the UK anti terror forces and the ordinary people of Salisbury.
    A shameful man through and though.
    Cue Philip Rappier standing up for him……

  3. Frank Evans says:

    Corbyn is one mixed up pensioner. He forgets which country he represents.
    Who is the prime minster dear.
    Mr Putin 😆

  4. Chris David says:

    I wish doughty would actually do something for his Penarth constituency but have to say he’s right on this one. Corbyn’s behaviour in the Commons was despicable. Fuels the talk that he was recruited by the Kremlin 40 years ago and still a mole. Can’t be that tactically clever either what with his HOC commons mistake and having the desperately simple Abbot on board as a possible senior.

  5. Mark Foster says:

    Have you seen the stadia for the coming World Cup in Russia? They’re magnificent. Pity youse Poms and Yanks can’t build stadia like these. Prince William must be crying his heart out not being allowed to go, as President of the English FA.

    I originally thought this could not have been a Mossad operation because the Brits would be too intelligent to fall for it, but then I read the comments by you dumbos and I realised the Mossad was right and I was wrong. Just read “By Way of Deception”, the Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer, by Victor Ostrovsky.

    Ask yourselves, what are the benefits to Russia in doing this? About the same as the benefits to Bashar al-Assad using sarin gas on his own people in Syria.

  6. The Tax payer says:

    God I feel much better and safe now that Doughty is supporting the PM so we will all be safe now he’s on the case 😎😂😂

  7. Frank Evans says:

    Putin sorry Cornyn has shown what he thinks of the UK people.
    Can’t wait until Diane ABBOTT is leader 😅😄😃🤣😂😁😀😗😥😣🤤😢😭

  8. Andrew Worsley says:

    Mr Corbyn is a shameful man is he Peter Church ? do you mean because he didn’t go along with Mrs May, or because he needed to be convinced and wanted more evidence ? I thought the oppositions role in Parliament was to hold the Government to account and to question their role when required am I wrong ?. So because Mr Corbyn did not immediately say “I’m with Mrs May” he is a shameful character , I question your definition of ‘shameful’ and indeed your obvious certainty that May is in the right!?. I think Mrs May and her awful , grotesque ‘ so called ‘ Govt , has far worse to feel shameful about don’t you Peter Church ? The blatant abuse of Nurses, “theres no magic money tree” unless your the DUP, shameful behaviour! . The list of wrongs , abuse , indifferent , callousness , total lack of empathy , the list goes on and on of this abomination of a Govt , now that is ‘shameful Peter Church nothing Mr Corbyn has said or done comes anywhere near the daily shame we suffer from Mrs May. If I was you id keep your ‘true blue’ sympathies to yourself so as to not seem foolish or over dramatic.

    • Adam Mathews says:

      I’m doing something I never thought possible, agreeing with Andrew Worsley. I think Mr Corbyn’s stance is entirely reasonable. Isn’t it natural justice to allow the accused access to the evidence and a right of response!

  9. Chris Franks says:

    Hope the Tories give back the £800,000 donations to the Russians.

  10. Chris David says:

    He’s a traitor with a questionable background. Sun headlines. Corbyn Laid Bear. He and Abbot are letting the country down. We need credible opposition not this rabble or the Welsh red rotter’s.

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