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  • Deputy leader Tom Watson is expected to hold talks with trade unions to try to get them to withdraw support for Jeremy Corbyn
  • Angela Eagle warned Mr Corbyn she will 'resolve' the crisis if he 'doesn't take action'
  • Unite leader Len McCluskey said the 'coup' against Mr Corbyn has failed
  • Mr Corbyn has been under pressure to quit since nearly his entire shadow cabinet resigned
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Eagle: Corbyn must step down for sake of country

Angela Eagle refused to comment on reports linking Owen Smith with a leadership challenge as she reiterated her call for Jeremy Corbyn to quit as Labour leader.

Angela Eagle resigned as shadow business secretary. Credit: ITV News

Ms Eagle has also been touted as candidate to replace Jeremy Corbyn, who is under immense pressure to step down following mass resignations from the Labour front bench.

"It's all about Jeremy considering his position and I don't think speculation about anything else is useful," she told ITV News.

She called on Jeremy Corbyn to do the "right thing for the party and the country" and resign.

"Let's face it the country is in a crisis and we need strong opposition.

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