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Jess Phillips: I am interested in being Labour leader

Jess Phillips: I am interested in being Labour leader
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In December, Julie Burchill had lunch with Jess Phillips MP, and decided in an article for Spectator Life that the gobby Brummie had the balls to drag the Labour party back from Korbyn’s Keystone Kommunism.

It now seems that Phillips agrees. Speaking on Newsnight last night, she admitted - over a pint - that she was indeed interested in the role:

'Yes, absolutely I would consider doing it, a long time in the future. It’s not something I’m planning on doing any time soon but it’s absolutely something I would do in the future, yes.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ZWfl99WBg

Given what a tedious omnishambles Corbyn's reshuffle is turning out to be, and given that Phillips has called for a reversal of Corbyn's 'non-violent misogyny', that time could well come sooner than expected.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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