Derby South MP and former Foreign and Health Secretary Margaret Beckett infamously claimed, when it began to look like Jeremy Corbyn might win the Labour leadership election in 2015, that she was a ‘moron’ for nominating him to ‘broaden the debate’.
So when Sky News’ Sophie Ridge interviewed her and asked her opinion about the Labour leader, she and her channel might have been expecting a different outcome to the one they got:
Beckett admitted that Corbyn had surprised her – and that even Tory former Chancellor Ken Clark had praised Corbyn’s leadership of the Opposition, particularly interesting because as an arch-remainer Clarke does not echo the laughable smears of so-called ‘centrist’ remainers.
The best-laid plans and all that. But as the SKWAWKBOX reported last week, Corbyn has won the respect and support of far more of his former back-bench opponents than the media wants to acknowledge.
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