Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee believes Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith can help "pull the party back again" and has hit out at critics who have called her a Blairite.
"[Jeremy Corbyn's supporters] say we're Blairites, because anyone who's not a Corbynite is a Blairite," she told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney.
"What I get on Twitter, the general abuse I get on the thread under my column is obnoxious.
"I've spent all of my journalistic life writing about low pay, the NHS, social security.
"[Yet] suddenly I'm thought to be a Tory. Well thank you very much, but that's no way to treat comrades.
"[Jeremy Corbyn] has surrounded himself with the sort of people from whom that [sort of online abuse] is a stock in trade.
"I think it's just possible that if Owen Smith can win this he can pull the party back again."
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