Neil Kinnock: When he was Labour leader, he made a concerted effort to take the party away from its roots and select ‘more and more middle-class candidates’ [Image: John Curtis/Rex Shutterstock].

Neil Kinnock: When he was Labour leader, he made a concerted effort to take the party away from its roots and select ‘more and more middle-class candidates’ [Image: John Curtis/Rex Shutterstock].

According to Lord Kinnock, the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn being re-elected as Labour leader is the “greatest crisis” the party has faced.

What, the possibility of having an actual socialist in charge of the UK’s socialist party?

The chance of seeing some real democracy within British politics?

Methinks he doth protest too much.

If you really want to hear him, he’ll be on the BBC’s Panorama, on Monday.

Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has given a stark warning about the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn.

Speaking to the BBC’s Panorama programme, Lord Kinnock said: “Unless things change radically, and rapidly, it’s very doubtful I’ll see another Labour government in my lifetime.”

Labour announces whether Mr Corbyn or Owen Smith have won the leadership contest in less than a week.

Mr Corbyn insists he is “delighted” with the state of the party.

Lord Kinnock, who led the fight against left-wing extremism in the 1980s, when Labour was paralysed by faction fighting, said: “Not just in my lifetime but stretching back to the 1930s, by any examination this is the greatest crisis that the Labour Party has faced.”

Source: Lord Kinnock warns against Jeremy Corbyn re-election – BBC News

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