5 July 2016
The Labour Party is almost certain to split - and could be ripped apart within weeks - if Jeremy Corbyn remains leader, a leading academic has said. There is an "80 or 90 per cent" chance the party would be divided if Mr Corbyn triumphed in the leadership election if he does not resign, it was claimed. Professor
Tim Bale said a split could happen "within months, maybe even weeks" if the current crisis continues.