Labour's wide divisions over Brexit are still troubling leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is expecting another wave of resignations and revolts over the second reading of the Article 50 Bill.
Corbyn has imposed a three-line whip on his party but the last reading saw 47 pro-Remain Labour MPs defy the party stance and vote to oppose the Notification of Withdrawal Bill. This time around it is rumoured that prominent shadow cabinet ministers like Clive Lewis and his long-time ally Diane Abbott - who missed the last reading due to a 'migraine' - will resign from his cabinet.
Manchester Evening News political editor Jennifer Williams yesterday tweeted that figures on the Left were mobilising for a leadership contest.
She followed-up last night that, according to inside sources, the Labour leader has given a departure date to his close circle and that Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for for Salford and Eccles, was a contender for the leadership race.
The claim has been denied by "multiple Labour sources" according to The Independent, who were told the claim was "sh*t-stirring bol**cks" and had been leaked to journalists by Labour MPs who are "hostile to his leadership."
Though it is worth remembering the famous line from Yes, Minister: "Never believe anything until it has been denied"