Key Corbyn aide resigns, slamming Labour leader a loser

Andrew Fisher

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest aides has quit, declaring the Labour leader will not win the next general election.

Andrew Fisher – who wrote the party’s last manifesto – is said to have walked out before the Labour Conference in Brighton.

The former head of policy claimed the party was gripped by a “class war” among its top people.

He also cited a “blizzard of lies and excuses” for leaving.

In a memo, Mr Fisher criticised Mr Corbyn’s team for a “lack of professionalism, competence and human decency.”

As today’s conference opened a Labour spokesman said: “We don’t comment on staffing matters.”

The resignation will, however, come as blow to Mr Corbyn.

He’s already under pressure after a poll yesterday ranked him as the least popular opposition leader ever.

It’s said he may stand down as he feels under “incredible pressure”.











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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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