Labour's Stephen Pound says Jeremy Corbyn retirement is a 'when did you stop beating your wife' question

Some have taken Jeremy Corbyn's speech as a hint at retirement

Some have taken Jeremy Corbyn's speech as a hint at retirement

Monday, May 15, 2017

Labour front-bencher Stephen Pound accused Julia Hartley-Brewer of asking a "'when did you stop beating your wife' question" about Jeremy Corbyn.

Pound was speaking to Julia after Corbyn gave a speech to the Royal College of Nursing, in which he suggested people in stressful jobs should be allowed to retire early. Some have interpreted this message as a hint that Corbyn himself is planning to step down.

Julia asked Pound whether he thinks the job of Labour leader is a stressful one. Pound responded; "God you're good. This is a 'when did you stop beating your wife' question'."

Pound continued by conceding Corbyn has a stressful job but the role produces energy and is actually quite invigorating - suggesting Corbyn is unlikely to step down.

Listen to the full interview above