Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn turned the tables on an ITV News reporter – and reminded him that it is the news media’s responsibility “to make sure that the opposition voice is heard as well as the government’s voice”.

The reporter was trying to use the latest dire predictions that Labour could lose seats in the May local government elections as another excuse to suggest that Mr Corbyn should quit as leader of the party.

But it seems Mr Corbyn has been reading the social media. This Site reported on the right-wing media news blackout on Labour activities only yesterday – and that was in response to another blog’s article. It seems to have struck a nerve with the reading public and Mr Corbyn picked up on that.

Here’s his response:

He said: “You’re obsessed with this question, if I may say so – utterly obsessed with it.

“We have a very strong opposition in Britain – if you bothered to report what we were doing.

“If you bothered to report what Jon Ashworth is doing on the health service, if you bothered to report what Angela Rayner is doing and saying on schools. If you bothered to report what the Labour Party is actually saying.

“It’s your responsibility to make sure that the opposition voice is heard as well as the government’s voice. It’s your failings.”

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