General Election: Labour MPs backing Corbyn after opposing him branded ‘hypocrites’  – News 247

General Election: Labour MPs backing Corbyn after opposing him branded ‘hypocrites’ – News 247

 Nick Timothy, an aide to Mrs May until 2017, savaged Labour MPs such as Jess Philips who once said she would “knife Corbyn in the front” but has continued to stand by him to oppose Boris Johnson
Mr Timothy said that despite the public’s opinion on Remainer MPs attempting to block or thwart Brexit, at the very least they have stood down to allow for their constituencies to pick a politician more suited to Boris Johnson’s Government having made their stances clear, regardless of the backlash
But MPs from the Labour side refusing to do so are “hypocrites” who are not serious about challenging what they claim to stand up for at a time when the election will trigger serious change in the UK along with Brexit
 He said: “This is no purge of the moderates. Few members of the public would agree it’s moderate to cut spending further and overturn Brexit
In truth, it’s Boris who is the moderate: he recognises that the new political mainstream lies slightly to the Left on the economy and to the Right on culture
 “And he knows it requires him to deliver Brexit. We are witnessing the Conservatives regenerate, like the Time Lord in Doctor Who, into a form that should allow them to unite and win
 “Compare this with Jeremy Corbyn and Labour’s so-called moderates. The MPs who voted 172-40 against Corbyn’s leadership
Who denounce his ideological extremism. Who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Jewish community to protest against Labour’s institutional anti-Semitism
 “Now is the time to judge whether they are serious about their opposition to Corbyn’s extremism
With an election upon us, they face a choice. Do they campaign to make Corbyn Prime Minister, or do they give power to an anti-Semitic, pro-Islamist, anti-British, pro-Russian Marxist intent on cultural and economic revolution?” Mr Timothy went on to refer Bridget Phillipson, a Labour MP who once told Mr Corbyn “You’re not fit to be prime minister and you’ve got to resign”
 She backed him when he presented the UK with a new Labour mandate. He said: “Now she tells her constituents to vote Labour, promising that Corbyn will ‘build a country for the many, not the few’
” He added: “Plenty of Labour MPs complain that Corbyn has turned their party into a cesspit of anti-Semitism
Stella Creasy, Liz Kendall, Stephen Kinnock, David Lammy and Wes Streeting were among the protesters last year when Britain’s Jewish community came together to say ‘enough is enough’
  “Yet all five are now campaigning to put Corbyn into Downing Street.” The remarks come after Boris Johnson finally got his Christmas wish when Mr Corbyn accepted his challenge to a general election after the Tory leader tabled a motion for one three times
 Britain will go to the polls on December 12 in what is expected to be a dramatic five remaining weeks
 The drama kicked off last week when Nigel Farage’s Brexit pact with Mr Johnson was subbed, prompting US President Donald Trump to voice his opinion
  President Trump said if Mr Johnson and if his friends Mr Johnson and Mr Farage formed an alliance, they could become an “unstoppable force”
 During an interview on LBC radio, Mr Trump said: “When you are the president of the United States you have great relationships with many of the leaders, including Boris, he’s a fantastic man, and I think he’s the exact right guy for the times
 “And I know that you and him will end up doing something that could be terrific if you and he get together as, you know, an unstoppable force
” Mr Johnson is on course for a Parliamentary majority which will give him the leeway he needs to get his Brexit deal through the House of Commons, a pollster predicted
Trending  Chris Hopkins, head of politics at ComRes, made his remarks after the publication of its latest Voting Intention poll, suggesting Mr Johnson’s Conservative Party currently enjoys an eight-point lead over Mr Corbyn’s Labour

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