Yvette Cooper dismisses Jeremy Corbyn Labour leadership victory poll
A YouGov poll of 1,054 Labour supporters who are eligible to vote in the leadership race found Mr Corbyn as the first preference with 43% – ahead of bookies’ favourite Mr Burnham on 26%.
Her comments came after Tony Blair intervened in the Labour row intensifying the already deep rifts in the party in the wake of the disastrous election and as a result of the leadership contest.
Despite the party’s hammering in the general election in May, Mr Blair – who insisted he was “Labour through and through” – said it could regain power in 2020.
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Ms Cooper’s allies are privately anxious that Mr Corbyn’s surprise lead in the contest could benefit Mr Burnham.
Andy Burnham was going to vote against the new proposed cuts to welfare but is now following the party line of voting to abstain as outlined by current leader Harriet Harman.
Mr Corbyn only made it onto the ballot paper at the last minute after MPs who supported other candidates “lent” him their nominations to get him into the contest, arguing Labour needed as wide a debate as possible about its future direction.
“At the moment the Labour Party is being posed with this false choice”.
“Yvette is the only candidate who can both win support across the party but take the fight to the Tories as a credible Labour Prime Minister”.
For Labour to win back the public by 2020, it must first curb the constant stream of negative, impotent rhetoric on inequality that dominates its output and turn its attention to communicating positive, concrete ideas that will deliver real equality to every corner of Britain.
The Conservative chancellor said he will outline the reductions in his spending review on 25 November. I want to see people getting jobs and work and backing businesses so we create the wealth we need to help protect the poor and the vulnerable. Based on the assumption that Kendall’s supporters would en mass put down Cooper as their second preference, they believe Burnham would be knocked out after Kendall and a good chunk of his second preferences would also go to Cooper.
Sir Jeremy Heywood told MPs that he had approached the inquiry chairman on the prime minister’s request, after Labour’s Paul’s Flynn accused Heywood of “washing his hands” of the report.
“Liz (Kendall) is doing it. She makes it clear where she stands”.
He mockingly suggested anyone whose “heart says I should really be with that politics” should “get a transplant“.
He predicted that some donors would stop funding Labour, although he acknowledged there could be more support from the trade unions.
Mills warned that there would be an impact on donations too, but stressed he would be minded to stay loyal to Labour even if Corbyn turned it into a substantial far-left party, like Die Linke in Germany.
Professor John Gaffney, Professor of Politics at Aston University and Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe, says: “Of course Corbyn is the most popular candidate for leader”.
Hunt called Corbyn the ‘Syriza of Britain while Blair said if Corbyn won it could keep Labour out of power for the next 20 years.