Mc­don­nell in U-turn over ‘coup’ claims

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

JOHN Mc­don­nell was forced to row back af­ter claim­ing Jeremy Cor­byn is a vic­tim of a “soft coup”. The Shadow Chan­cel­lor said the at­tempted putsch was “planned, co-or­di­nated and fully re­sourced” by forces “in­tent on de­stroy­ing Jeremy Cor­byn and all that he stands for”. He sounded the alert on the Labour Brief­ing web­site af­ter ex-leader Tony Blair’s at­tack over Brexit. But hours later his spokesman said Mr Mc­don­nell no longer stood by the views and “wants us all to fo­cus on party unity” af­ter de­feat in the Copeland by-elec­tion.

LEADER Jeremy Cor­byn

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