Jeremy Corbyn and ‘cronies’ must stop ‘clinging on’, says ex-Labour MP – ‘Embarrassing!’

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Former Labour MP, Denis MacShane, attacked party leader Jeremy Corbyn over the disastrous election defeat. In an interview with LBC, Mr MacShane called for Mr Corbyn to stop “clinging on” to the leadership and resign. He called the delay “embarrassing” and suggested some caretaker leaders instead.

The former MP said: ”I think everybody in the country has got to the point of saying what is going on with Jeremy?

“Different views on him. In many ways, a kind man. Why is he clinging on?

“In 1955, when Clement Attlee was defeated, he left. In 1979, when Callahan was defeated, he left.

“1983, Michael foot defeated, he left. 1992, Neil Kinnock defeated, he left.”

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He continued: “Gordon Brown in 2010, Ed Miliband in 2015.

“I think it’s embarrassing frankly. It’s embarrassing watching poor Jeremy walking along glowering and sulking beside a cocky Boris Johnson at the Queen’s Speech, just before Christmas.

“It’s going to be embarrassing when we’re back in a few days time, him trying to do Prime Minister’s Questions time. Frankly, he and particularly his cronies have to go.”

MacShane suggested that Harriet Harman or Margaret Beckett should be a caretaker leader instead.

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Labour dropped 59 seats to 203, which is its lowest number of seats in a general election since 1935.

Jeremy Corbyn announced during his acceptance speech for Islington North that he will stand down as Labour leader.

Mr Corbyn has said he will not lead Labour into another election campaign, although he will continue to lead the party during a “period of reflection” as it decides the direction it should take next.

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Neil Coyle, a re-elected Labour MP, called it a “shameless insult to voters” for Mr Corbyn and John McDonnell to hang on.

Mr Coyle tweeted: “In 2005 Tony Blair won a third consecutive general election for Labour with a majority of 67.

“Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell called for him to resign.

“In 2019 they helped hand Boris Johnson a majority of 80 & still have not had the decency to go. A shameless insult to voters.”

The Labour leadership contest is expected to kick off in January.


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