They accuse him of mounting a weak opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union and of failing to stamp out anti-Semitism in the party.
He described the original seven MPs who quit Labour as "the seven dwarves", and described other MPs who may resign from the party as "a whole raft of rats who are about to jump ship in the hope it will sink that ship", and opining that Labour would be "the more resplendent for being rid of them".
The seven MPs who formed the Independent Group earlier this week were bolstered on Tuesday night when another MP - Enfield North's Joan Ryan - resigned from Labour to join the alliance. Ending that membership after four decades was never going to be easy.
"But by delivering on our manifesto commitment and implementing the decision of the British people we are doing the right thing for our country".
"I am determined that under my leadership the Conservative Party will always offer the decent, moderate and patriotic politics that the people of this country deserve".
His idea is to encourage groups of backbench Labour MPs to develop new policies to tackle the big challenges of the age, such as automation, climate change and ageing societies. It has completely infected the party and at every opportunity to deal with it he has not done so.
Veteran former Cabinet minister Ken Clarke, a leading Europhile on the Tory benches, suggested as many as six Conservatives could split away.
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After Flynn resigned, NSC Middle East director Derek Harvey aggressively pushed forward with the plan (Harvey now works for Rep. The meeting was organized by IP3 global - the consulting group that first drafted the proposal in question.
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Under Chinese law, firms are compelled to "support, co-operate with and collaborate in national intelligence work". The US likes to sanction others whenever there's an issue. "Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done".
Trucks prepare to evacuate last civilians from Syrian IS enclave: SDF source
SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said ISIS had blocked roads out of their holdout, preventing those remaining from escaping to safety. Thousands of people have streamed out of IS turf in recent weeks, but no civilians have made it out in the past three days.
It is with regret that we are writing to resign the Conservative whip and our membership of the Party.
Criticism of the now eight MPs who have left the Labour Party has come thick and fast from Corbyn allies within Labour, as well as from George Galloway a former MP and who was expelled from Labour for bringing the party into disrepute in 2003 and is a notorious anti-Zionist who tried to boycott Israeli goods from his constituency in Bradford in 2014. He added: 'If we're to fix the broken politics, you can't do that within the existing parties because they've become the problem'. "It comes with him, it is part of his politics, I am afraid", she told Today. She alleged that the issue did not exist before Corbyn's election as Labour leader.
In an indication that Labour expects to hold on to much of its support in any by-election, party sources said one of the key reasons for allowing recall when an MP crosses the floor is because people cast their vote primarily for the party and its platform rather than the candidate.
The party has proposed expanding the right of constituents to launch recall petitions.
Her announcement comes amid growing speculation that the group may take some members from the Conservatives.
If the change happen, a defection would allow voters to "recall" their MP and force a by-election if 10 per cent of them signed a petition.