Jeremy Corbyn is rapidly turning into Billy No-Mates. For our readers outside the UK, this is a British slang phrase used to refer to someone who has no friends (Urban Dictionary).

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet Bingo Card
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In the last 48 hours he's lost at least 38 people out of his shadow government. It's literally unprecedented - I've never seen anything like it.

The Labour Party MPs are talking about holding a ballot on a vote of no confidence in him tomorrow.

In theory the Labour Leader is elected by the party, not by the MPs so a vote of no confidence has little meaning in that respect.

However if you have a party leader in whom the rest of the party's MPs have no faith you have a real problem, and a problem that must be sort out before the party can be effective.