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Charlotte Church gives up on Corbyn

Oh dear. Since Jeremy Corbyn first announced he would run to be Labour leader, Charlotte Church has been one of his loudest cheerleaders. The self-proclaimed ‘prosecco socialist‘ has regularly praised the ‘inherently virtuous’ politician — even taking to the streets to protest at Tory conference.

However, times are now a’changin. Over a year on from Corbyn’s election and with Labour at a seven-year low in the polls, Church is having second thoughts. In an interview with the New Statesman, the singer says that she no longer thinks Corbyn is the right person to be Labour leader:

‘I think he can’t win. The best thing for him to do is to train somebody up under him, who can be a new fresh face but who has the same politics that have always been Labour’s.’

Naturally it is the fault of the MSM — mainstream media — rather than Corbyn that he is failing to appeal to the electorate:

‘I don’t think it’s anything to do with him. I think it’s everything that the press has created. You hear something more than seven times and then you believe it – that’s how advertising works. He’s a relic, he’s a nutter, he’s a left-wing lunatic. I just think that there needs to be somebody there who is not Jeremy Corbyn.’

Fingers crossed Corbynistas Russell Brand and UB40 don’t go the same way…

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