The Guardian's assistant editor Michael White has told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney that embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist" who never wanted to be Labour leader.
Despite MPs in his own party calling for his resignation, and leadership challenges from Angela Eagle and Owen Smith, Corbyn has so far refused to walk away from his job as Leader of the Opposition.
"There are two problems with Jeremy, one is policy and the other is personality, he's not really a leader," White said.
"He's a bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist.
"He can't lead from the front, when things get nasty he looks at his shoes. That's not his fault, he didn't want to be the leader.
"Some people say he's like the Spanish general in [the movie] El Cid, when they propped him up on his horse and sent him into battle just to have a leader."
Listen to the full interview as Michael White talks to Sam Delaney