It would be funny if his critics weren’t so serious about it: Having failed to gain traction by attacking his politics, Labour’s ‘intolerant’ MPs are now attacking his health.
But while groundless claims that he fainted in his office are easily batted away, perhaps more concern should be shown for those who are creating and circulating these rumours.
We should be concerned that the stress has, indeed, been too much for people on the right wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
It seems clear that some – possibly many – of them may have had nervous breakdowns either during Mr Corbyn’s campaign for the leadership or after he won.
Perhaps it is time they retired on medical grounds, and cleared the way for fresher minds to take over their Parliamentary seats.
Mr Corbyn’s team has been left incensed by continuing attacks on his leadership by moderate Labour MPs and has decided to break its silence on the abuse.
Sources close to the Labour leader have revealed that he has been forced to reassure MPs in private that he is not going to quit after being made aware of “smears” circulating Parliament about his fitness for the job – including the “categorically untrue” allegation that he briefly “passed out” under stress in his office last month.
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