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Watch: Richard Burgon turns nasty

When he first came to power, Jeremy Corbyn promised a ‘kinder’ politics and told Labour supporters to ‘treat people with respect’. But did Richard Burgon get the message? Mr S. only asks because he suspects the Labour MP and arch Corbynite won’t have won many new fans when he popped up on Channel 4 News yesterday evening in the aftermath of May’s thumping defeat in the Commons. Burgon told Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson that she would be ‘judged by history’ as a result of her party’s past coalition with the Tories:

‘The real enemies are the Conservatives. And you have aided and abetted them. to hurt working class communities and stall our diversity. I hope that rests well with your conscience.’

It fell to Jon Snow to step in to tell Burgon:

‘You’re being awfully beastly…no need to bellow, just say it nicely’

Whatever would Corbyn say…

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