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Labour MP brands Brexit voters ‘fat old racists’

Labour's Neil Coyle (Getty images)

One of the reasons the Red Wall fell so decisively in favour of the Tories was that Labour failed to understand Brexit voters. That at least is a common theory put forward as to why Boris decisively trounced Corbyn last December. And it certainly seems to tally up with what some current Labour MPs make of Britain’s decision to vote to leave the EU – and why, as a result, Brexiteers turned their backs on Corbyn’s party.

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