Is the fighting never going to end ? http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-29/dozens-of-labour-mps-defy-corbyn-to-back-umunna-brexit-amendment/ Labour has sacked three shadow ministers who joined dozens of their colleagues in defying the party to back a Queen's Speech amendment calling for Britain to remain in the single market and customs union. Andy Slaughter, Ruth Cadbury and Catherine West were all dismissed as splits were revealed within Jeremy Corbyn's party following the leader's call for MPs to abstain. Some 49 Labour MPs joined a group including the SNP and Liberal Democrats in voting in support of the amendment tabled by former shadow cabinet minister Chuka Umunna A total number of 101 MPs backed the amendment against 322 against. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has committed to ending free movement of EU citizens and leaving the single market. His party had campaigned on a promise to attempt to retain the "exact same benefits" of the trade bloc in Brexit negotiations. .The Brexit-related vote came after the government fought off a Labour amendment calling for an end to austerity by 323 votes to 297 and before a final vote in favour of the Queen's Speech, which was approved by 323 votes to 309.