ONE of Jeremy Corbyn’s top aides has dramatically quit his job – saying Labour WON’T win the next election.
The Labour boss’ leadership was plunged into fresh chaos on the eve of their party conference after head of policy Andrew Fisher announced he would walk out.
Mr Fisher, who wrote Labour’s last manifesto, launched a stinging attack on the party’s top team in a memo to friends, slamming their “lack of professionalism, competence and human decency” and said he was sick of their “blizzard of lies and excuses”.
And he said that class war had gripped the upper realms of the party in a dig at Mr Corbyn’s top team, The Sunday Times revealed.
In a statement he claimed he was quitting so he could spend more time with his family – and young son.
“I’m now choosing to prioritise them,” he said in a statement.
“I will stay on for any autumn general election, but will be leaving by the end of the year.”
It comes amid rumours that the Labour boss himself, who is now 70, could quit because he’s under “incredible pressure”.
Labour MPs and members are meeting in Brighton today for the party’s annual conference.
And it comes as:
- Deputy Leader Tom Watson faced an attempt to boot him out yesterday – but Jeremy Corbyn said there should be TWO deputies instead
- The party descended into a fresh war as it tried to thrash out its Brexit policy
- Labour announced plans to scrap prescription charges and to charge people visiting hospitals by car
- A fresh poll showed the Tories opening a huge 15 point lead over Labour
One source told the paper that an investigation into the party’s anti-Semitism allegations could bring Mr Corbyn or his top team down.
“You’d be rationally frightened of a 70-year-old man dropping down dead,” they said.
“But the more rational fear is that only those people know what the EHRC has.
“When that report comes out they are all finished. It’s about planning for what happens if they get decapitated.”
A Labour source said: “We don’t comment on staffing matters.”
Yesterday the party’s annual gathering got off to a chaotic start as a huge row broke out over whether to ditch Tom Watson.
In a drastic move, Jon Lansman, boss of the Corbynista fan club Momentum, submitted a motion to Labour’s ruling national executive calling for the position of deputy leader to be axed.
After a furious outcry from MPs Mr Corbyn stepped in to diffuse the row.
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Mr Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror there should be two deputies instead, and one should be a woman.
He said the positions should “reflects diversity within our society”.
Mr Watson, who was also elected by Labour’s members, has long been at odds with the Labour boss over Brexit – calling for the party to throw its weight behind staying in the EU no matter what.
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