George Galloway: 'A succession of Blairites are the cause of Labour's loss in Copeland'

George Galloway: 'A succession of Blairites are the cause of Labour's loss in Copeland'

George Galloway gave his view on the by-elections

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After the Stoke and Copeland by-elections, George Galloway has given his views on why the results turned out the way they did, claiming there is no point to UKIP and Blairites were the cause of Labour's loss.

The Conservatives took the victory in Copeland beating Labour, however in Stoke the Labour party won, beating UKIP leader Paul Nuttall. 

Galloway believes: “There is no point in UKIP, it’s only point was to get a referendum on membership of the European Union and then to win that referendum.

“That could be disguised as long as Nigel Farage was the leader," he added. “The latest incarnation of leader of UKIP is not fit for purpose.

“Were Nigel Farage to return to the leadership of which I think there is little likelihood, then they might be able to sustain an afterlife."

He also spoke about Labour's loss in the Copeland by-election: “It wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn who lost all those votes.

“It was a succession of Blairites [over time] who lost those votes, who lost that majority," he said. “[Corbyn is] going to have to get out to the liberal hothouse.

"[Corbyn] is going to have to get out into the country...and deliver the anti-austerity message that Sanders blistered the United States with in the elections last year."

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