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David Cameron tells opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn address MPs in the House of Commons in London on June 29, 2016. European leaders met Wednesday without Britain for the first time in 40 years to prepare for life after the Brexit bombshell, as the race began to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron. Britain has been pitched into uncertainty by the result of the June 23 referendum, with Cameron announcing his resignation, the economy facing a string of shocks and Scotland making a fresh threat to break away. / AFP PHOTO / PRU / HO /

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn address MPs in the House of Commons in London on June 29, 2016.<br />European leaders met Wednesday without Britain for the first time in 40 years to prepare for life after the Brexit bombshell, as the race began to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron. Britain has been pitched into uncertainty by the result of the June 23 referendum, with Cameron announcing his resignation, the economy facing a string of shocks and Scotland making a fresh threat to break away. / AFP PHOTO / PRU / HO /

British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday told the leader of the main opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing a revolt from MPs, to step down in the national interest.

“It might be in my party’s interests for him to sit there, it’s not in the national interests and I would say, for heaven’s sake man, go,” Cameron said to Corbyn at Prime Minister’s Questions in Britain’s parliament.

Labour MPs voted against Corbyn in a no-confidence motion Tuesday by 172 to 40 after dozens of members of his frontbench team stepped down in recent days. But Corbyn has refused to go.

Centrists have criticised the veteran socialist’s leadership for months but the row came to a head when he was accused of not campaigning enough in Britain’s EU referendum, which delivered a shock “Leave” result last week.

Corbyn was elected Labour leader last year on a wave of support from grassroots Labour members but has struggled to build broad support among MPs.

Cameron has said he will step down in the wake of the referendum and will leave office when his successor is chosen in early September.

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