Jeremy Corbyn needs to end the intimidation of Labour MPs, says director of centrist pro-Labour group

'Jeremy Corbyn needs to show leadership and end the intimidation of Labour MPs', says centrist group Progress

Richard Angell thinks Jeremy Corbyn isn't supporting the calls

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn needs to show leadership and end the intimidation of Labour MPs, says the head of centrist Labour pressure group Progress. 

Some Jeremy Corbyn supporters have called on Labour MP Luciana Berger, who is currently on maternity leave, to apologise to Jeremy Corbyn for her criticism of the leader in the past.

Richard Angell told Julia Hartley-Brewerthat people are acting "absolutely despicably" and "the idea that everyone else in the Labour party should do exactly what they’re told...is obviously ridiculous.”

The interviewee was quick to clarify that the alleged intimidation isn’t “supported by Jeremy Corbyn directly.”

However, Angel added "Jeremy Corbyn gets to be the first mover on this. He can say to these people 'oi, stand down. Don’t intimidate Labour MPs.'

"That’s the kind of leadership we’re looking for from Jeremy Corbyn."

Angell thinks the focus of Labour should be on unity and conciliation, as "if we pull together we could get Theresa May out of Downing Street."

Listen to the full interview above