Labour MPs demand answers over views of Jeremy Corbyn’s new policy chief


Perhaps this is courting criticism, but many might say this gentleman has been raising important points.

Just because they may be upsetting to certain members of the party, that doesn’t mean they are inaccurate.

Labour MPs have asked Jeremy Corbyn to explain why he has appointed a head of policy who welcomed the shadow chancellor Ed Balls losing his seat in the 2015 general election.

On the morning after the general election, Andrew Fisher posted on Twitter that it was “fitting that the architect of Labour’s miserable austerity-lite economic policies should lose #Balls”.

It was one of a series of tweets from Fisher, posted before he began working for Corbyn, that were highly critical of the previous Labour leadership. He also described the Labour front bench as “the most abject collection of complete shite” in September last year.

Fisher also argued that the former shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper was following policies worse than the British National Party. Fisher, discussing Cooper’s policies in May this year, wrote: “BNP policy = no benefits to people who haven’t paid in. Cooper = no benefits even if paid in for 3yrs+”

A spokesman for Corbyn said he was not prepared to comment and referred inquiries to the Labour press office. Fisher is a former head of policy at the PCS Union and author of The Failed Experiment, which argues that over the last 35 years, “politicians of all parties in government ceded power over fundamental sectors of our economy to a new oligarchy of corporations”.

Source: Labour MPs demand answers over views of Jeremy Corbyn’s new policy chief | Politics | The Guardian

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6 thoughts on “Labour MPs demand answers over views of Jeremy Corbyn’s new policy chief

  1. paulmac49

    The man is only telling the truth, just look at those ex ministers who refused to join the shadow cabinet, Lord Warner who resigned yesterday how many people knew about him.
    Let them all resign they were the reason why we lost the last two elections

    1. John Gaines

      We obviously need to set-up our own PSY–OPS Department, (which I headed in the Forces) the bleating of the would be Tory sheepie, who use the Labour as a Tory substitute for their failure to swindle themselves into the Tory Party, without the tiniest chance of ever getting a Seat, keep trying to bend us towards Tory policies; what are they scared of, they are already on the political Gravy Wagon and, would have been safe if they had kept their mouth shut, now we will simply dump this Tory Lite Dirt.

  2. Joan Edington

    He sounds like an OK guy to me from his comments. The Labour party could do with more of him.

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