Sunday, October 24

David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn to resign for heaven’s sake


 

 

David Cameron has called on Jeremy Corbyn to step down as leader of the Labour party. The Prime Minister made the call at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

“I have to say to the honorable gentleman, frankly he talks about job insecurity and my two months to go,” the PM said in response to a question about job insecurity.

“It might be in my party’s interest for him to sit there – he’s not in the national interest. I would say: for heaven’s sake, man, go!”

MPs of all parties were uncharacteristically quiet during the PMQs session, the first since the EU referendum.

Mr Cameron has himself said he will step down by Conservative conference in October, with a new leader in place by then.

Mr Corbyn has also come under sustained pressure from MPs to step down, but has refused to do so.

Dozens of MPs has stepped down from the shadow cabinet since the weekend calling for a change of Labour leader.

The most recent casualty was Pat Glass, the new shadow education secretary appointed by Mr Corbyn just 48 hours ago.

The leader’s internal opponents have however so far been unable to agree on a candidate to replace him.