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Labour MP turns on Tristram Hunt

With Tristram Hunt stepping down as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Jeremy Corbyn has issued a statement wishing his old foe the best.

Alas, not every comrade is on the same page. Paul Flynn — a former member of Corbyn’s shadow cabinet — has had to delete a tweet in which he suggests Hunt quit as he was ‘baffled’ by the ‘vulgar alien world of politics’:

Mr S suspects Flynn’s insult would have had more impact had he managed to correctly spell either Tristram’s name or academia…

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