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Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet brag fails to ring true

As Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle rattles on, it seems all that power is going to his head. The Labour leader has taken to Twitter to congratulate himself on appointing Diane Abbott and Emily Thornberry to the roles of shadow home secretary and shadow foreign secretary. Corbyn concludes that he is ‘proud’ that two of the three ‘great offices of state are, for the first time ever, filled by women’.


However, Mr S suspects that Corbyn would do well to rephrase.

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