'He will slowly kill the Labour Party' – Baroness Tessa Jowell gives a damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

'He will slowly kill the Labour Party' - Baroness Tessa Jowell gives a damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

The former MP was brutally frank about the embattled Labour leader

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

 

Tessa Jowell has delivered a savage assessment of beleaguered Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. 

The baroness, who previously served as Minister for the Olympics, was speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the current turmoil within the Labour Party. After numerous shadow cabinet resignations and the sacking of Hilary Benn, Jeremy Corbyn has been facing a major battle to keep the party together in the wake of the EU referendum results. 

Jowell didn't hold back.

"He will use the rules to force a leadership contest," she said. "He will slowly kill the Labour Party if he goes on like this.

"He cannot command the support of the party and he shouldn't survive, but it looks like he's dug in. 

"He should do the proper thing and stand down today because we are haemorrhaging support while he continues as leader."

The former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood argued that his lack of support within the House of Commons made it clear what his decision should be.

"80 per cent of his members of parliament do not support him," she added. "Part of the contract of being an MP is loyalty to the leader. 

"But Jeremy Corbyn has not earned this loyalty."

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