After a week of Shadow Cabinet resignations amid a Labour coup to oust Jeremy Corbyn, there have been several theories doing the rounds as to what it means for the party. While some have suggested that Corbyn’s director of communications Seumas Milne is stopping Corbyn from resigning, there have been reports that he will resign and allow John McDonnell to run.
However, today Corbyn has decided to set the record straight. In a — rather clunky — video message to Labour members, Corbyn declares that he is not going anywhere:
‘I have a huge responsibility, I’m carrying out that responsibility and I’m carrying on with that responsibility.’
After the events of the past week, I wanted to talk directly to Labour Party members.https://t.co/mmLLLCIsL5
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) July 4, 2016
With Angela Eagle declaring today that she will run if Corbyn refuses to resign, it looks like the Labour leader has no plans to make the road ahead easy for her.