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Long Bailey: Corbyn is a 10 out of 10 Labour leader

Long Bailey: Corbyn is a 10 out of 10 Labour leader
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Jeremy Corbyn is a two-time election loser who condemned his party to a dismal defeat at the hands of Boris Johnson last month. So how would those vying to replace Corbyn rate his time at the top? Asked to give a mark out of ten, Rebecca Long Bailey had this to say:

'I thought Jeremy was one of the most honest, kind, principled politicians that I ever met...I'd give him ten out of ten because I respect him and I supported him all the way through.'

.@RLong_Bailey tells @PaulBrandITV she would give @jeremycorbyn's leadership of @UKLabour a '10 out of 10' and says he was 'one of the most honest, kind, principled politicians' pic.twitter.com/YLqZsXLxvs

— ITV News Politics (@ITVNewsPolitics) January 7, 2020

Mr S wonders what Corbyn's score would have been had he actually succeeded in winning an election...

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