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Jeremy Corbyn’s wife Laura Alvarez bashes Labour MPs claiming they stopped him being PRIME MINISTER

Jeremy Corbyn‘s wife launched a blistering broadside against Labour MPs today, claiming they had prevented him from becoming prime minister.

Laura Alvarez said her hard-Left husband, 70, had been ‘attacked by his own party’ on his way to overseeing its world election defeat since the 1930s in December.

In a newspaper article she accused the media of joining his opponents to vilify him and block his ambitions for the nation.

It marks her first serious intervention in politics after his five years in charge of Labour, which included two election defeats, the day before his successor is revealed. 

Sir Keir Starmer, the moderate shadow Brexit secretary, is widely expected to replace him in a stripped-back leadership announcement on Saturday morning.  

But speaking to the Telegraph today, Mr Corbyn hinted that he will not silently return to being the MP for Islington North and could be a thorn in the side of a leader who abandons his legacy.

Mexican lawyer Ms Alvarez, who is Mr Corbyn’s third wife, revealed it was difficult for her to watch from the sidelines, in an article for the Mirror.

‘It has been incredibly hard for me to watch my husband vilified and to hear his words twisted by his political opponents and some in the media,’  she wrote.

‘It has been even harder to watch him be attacked by his own party.

‘The brutal irony is that if we had pulled together, we would have been ready to lead the country rather than suffer more austerity under the Tories.’   

Laura Alvarez  (pictured centre last month) said her hard-Left husband, 70, had been 'attacked by his own party' on his way to overseeing its world election defeat since the 1930s in December

Laura Alvarez  (pictured centre last month) said her hard-Left husband, 70, had been 'attacked by his own party' on his way to overseeing its world election defeat since the 1930s in December

Laura Alvarez  (pictured centre last month) said her hard-Left husband, 70, had been ‘attacked by his own party’ on his way to overseeing its world election defeat since the 1930s in December

Mr Corbyn buying a paper

Mr Corbyn buying a paper

Mr Corbyn taking a stroll

Mr Corbyn taking a stroll

Mr Corbyn pictured queuing up in a north London newsagent this morning and then taking a stroll home

It marks her first serious intervention in politics after his five years in charge of Labour, which included two election defeats, the day before his successor is revealed

It marks her first serious intervention in politics after his five years in charge of Labour, which included two election defeats, the day before his successor is revealed

It marks her first serious intervention in politics after his five years in charge of Labour, which included two election defeats, the day before his successor is revealed

Ms Alvarez said she was ‘proud’ of her spouse of seven years and urged his successor ‘not to lose sight’ of the left-wing policies promoted by the veteran MP.

She argued that the NHS would have been better prepared for the Covid-19 outbreak if Mr Corbyn had been prime minister. 

Sir Keir is up to 100/1 odds-on favourite to be named Labour leader tomorrow, after a campaign truncated by the coronavirus. 

He has pledged to unite the party but is likely to diverge from Mr Corbyn’s policies in some areas. 

Sir Keir Starmer, the moderate shadow Brexit secretary, is widely expected to replace him in a stripped-back leadership announcement on Saturday morning

Sir Keir Starmer, the moderate shadow Brexit secretary, is widely expected to replace him in a stripped-back leadership announcement on Saturday morning

Sir Keir Starmer, the moderate shadow Brexit secretary, is widely expected to replace him in a stripped-back leadership announcement on Saturday morning

The outgoing leader, who backed Corbynista Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, to replace him, told the Telegraph he would be ‘happy to work with the party in any way’.

But he added: ‘Ideas live on forever, and activists live on forever. I will be doing my best to encourage others to be active and to stand up for all the causes that I believe so passionately in.’       

The final weeks of the race were largely sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all candidate events and hustings cancelled.

But speaking to the Telegraph today, Mr Corbyn hinted that he will not silently return to being the MP for Islington North and could be a thorn in the side of a leader who abandons his legacy

But speaking to the Telegraph today, Mr Corbyn hinted that he will not silently return to being the MP for Islington North and could be a thorn in the side of a leader who abandons his legacy

But speaking to the Telegraph today, Mr Corbyn hinted that he will not silently return to being the MP for Islington North and could be a thorn in the side of a leader who abandons his legacy

All three contenders have been asked to pre-record victory speeches in the event they win, with the victor having theirs released on Saturday morning when the result is revealed.

Those eligible to vote had until noon on Thursday to make their choice before the new leader is revealed on Saturday.

The ballot had opened on February 21, with voting papers sent out to party members, members of affiliated trade unions and groups and 14,700 ‘registered supporters’ who paid £25 to take part on a one-off basis.

Because of the coronavirus emergency, the winners of both the leadership and the deputy leadership race, which has been running in parallel, will no longer be unveiled at a ‘special conference’ as originally planned but via a virtual announcement.

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has been seen as the favourite to take the post of deputy leader.

Ms Rayner is in a race against Dawn Butler, Ian Murray, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and Richard Burgon.

 

Source: Daily Mail – Articles

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