Peter Mandelson, the former Labour First Secretary of State, has warned against pushing out Jeremy Corbyn, the current Labour leader, too early. His comments were seen in a private paper which had been seen by the Guardian Newspaper.
Mandelson said in the paper:
“In choosing Corbyn instead of Ed Miliband, the general public now feel we are just putting two fingers up to them, exchanging one loser for an even worse one. We cannot be elected with Corbyn as leader”.
Mandelson had warned Labour Party members against electing Jeremy Corbyn during the election process and comes from the Blairite wing of the party.
Corbyn’s team have yet to respond to Mandelson’s papers but during the leadership election he said of Mandelson:
“Despite what Mandelson might think, the tide is turning”