‘No time to be nice!’ Nick Robinson wipes smile from Labour MP’s face with Corbyn dig

‘No time to be nice!’ Nick Robinson wipes smile from Labour MP’s face with Corbyn dig

The Andrew Marr Show viewers watched as Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth’s face dropped during the grilling from BBC‘s Nick Robinson. A new review into why Labour lost the election concluded it was a combination of having an unpopular leader in Jeremy Corbyn, a manifesto that many people regarded as a fantasy and a confused message on Brexit. Mr Ashworth, who was secretly recorded disparaging the party’s efforts during the election campaign, tried to defend his former boss.

He said: “Jeremy Corbyn let me put together a Labour policy that would have helped so many people.

“I was proud to fight a general election on the health policy.”

However, Mr Robinson snapped: “It’s not the time to be nice, Jon Ashworth. You’ve had the worst defeat since 1935. It’s time to be candid and brutal, if necessary.

“Say to your party, I was right. I told you then, it was Corbyn and Brexit.”

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Published at Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:26:00 +0000