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Corbynistas accuse Andrew Neil of ‘bias’ and leading a ‘coup’ after brutal Jeremy Corbyn interview

Corbynistas turn on Andrew Neil to accuse him of ‘bias’ and leading a ‘coup’ in Labour leader’s disastrous live television interview in front of three MILLION viewers

  • Andrew Neil branded a ‘bully’ and ‘first class w***er’ after bruising live interview
  • He was attacked by left-wingers including radio pundit Stan Collymore 
  •  Mr Neil is well-known for his aggressive, dogged and impartial interviews

Furious Corbynistas branded the BBC’s leading political interviewer a ‘bully’ and a ‘first class w***er’ today after a bruising live television encounter for Jeremy Corbyn.

Andrew Neil was attacked by left-wingers including journeyman footballer turned radio pundit Stan Collymore after tearing into Mr Corbyn over anti-Semitism and his economic plans in front of three million viewers.

Mr Collymore, the former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker, branded it part of a ‘very British coup’ and accusing Mr Neil of ‘bias towards his personal world view’.

He later sparked a Twitter row with Mr Neil after labelling him a ‘Conservative to his core’ whose questions were ‘bias (sic) towards his personal world view’.

The interviewer hit back, saying: ‘Delighted you want to be involved in politics. Get back to me when you’ve done your homework and know what you’re talking about.’

Other Corbynistas also tore into Mr Neil, who is well-known for his aggressive, dogged and impartial interview technique.

They also attacked his BBC colleague Nick Robinson online after he branded the interview ‘memorable’. 

Andrew Neil tore into Mr Corbyn (pictured today in London) over anti-Semitism and his economic plans in front of three million viewers last night

Andrew Neil was attacked by left-wingers including journeyman footballer turned radio pundit Stan Collymore (right, at the Labour manifesto launch last Thursday) after tearing into Mr Corbyn

Andrew Neil was attacked by left-wingers including journeyman footballer turned radio pundit Stan Collymore (right, at the Labour manifesto launch last Thursday) after tearing into Mr Corbyn

 Under a brutal grilling last night on BBC One Mr Corbyn:

  • Admitted his party could not pay for its £58billion plan to compensate so-called ‘Waspi’ women who lost part of their pension – and said the party would have to borrow the cash;
  • Conceded low earners could face higher taxes under Labour, despite his previous pledge to limit rises to the rich
  • Did not know that the top 5 per cent of earners, who he has targeted for tax rises, already pay 50 per cent of all income tax.

He was facing fresh fury over anti-Semitism today after members of his own shadow cabinet urged him to apologise to Jews – despite him repeatedly refusing to do so.

The Labour leader was left reeling after Britain’s chief rabbi condemned him over the vile wave of hard-Left abuse wracking his party, warning he is not fit to be PM.

But Mr Corbyn responded defiantly by blaming the religious figure for failing to ‘engage’ on the issue, before refusing four times to apologise to the Jewish community.

The evasion caused fresh dismay in Labour ranks as the long-running crisis threatened to lay waste to their election campaign.

The Labour leader was left reeling after Britain's chief rabbi condemned him over the vile wave of hard-Left abuse wracking his party, warning he is not fit to be PM

The Labour leader was left reeling after Britain’s chief rabbi condemned him over the vile wave of hard-Left abuse wracking his party, warning he is not fit to be PM

Corbyn supporters took to Twitter to attack Andrew Neil after last night's brutal half-hour interview

Corbyn supporters took to Twitter to attack Andrew Neil after last night’s brutal half-hour interview

Not all Corbynistas were went on the attack however. Some activists admitted Mr Corbyn’s performance was ‘truly horrific’ as they vowed to ‘push images and stories with positive messages’ to try and deflect from the ‘awful’ appearance.

The messages which are alleged to have been sent between so-called Corbynistas attacked the Labour leader’s performance on the show, before discussing how they would try and rectify it.

The messages alleged to be from the Labour activists

Messages talking about Labour's policies

The messages (examples above) were thought to have been sent by Labour activists who described the interview as ‘horrific’

Jeremy Corbyn (right) is thought to have pre recorded the interview with Andrew Neil, which was aired last night on BBC One

Jeremy Corbyn (right) is thought to have pre recorded the interview with Andrew Neil, which was aired last night on BBC One

They are thought to have been leaked from a private WhatsApp or Apple group chat and start with one user saying ‘folks need to listen up for a sec’.

They then go on to state how the interview was pre-recorded, and mention his non-apology to the Chief Rabbi. The messages seem to have all come from one user.

‘Jeremy has pre-recorded the Andrew Neil interview already and apparently it’s truly horrific.

‘Like awful. Ten minutes purely on AS. The chief rabbi ect. JC refused to apologise to the Rabbi so it’s going to be brutal’.

The same person then calls for the group to ‘flood all hashtags relating to the programme with the above’.

‘Stories with positive messages and push integrity policies’.

They weer also told not to attack Mr Neil’s handling of the interview. 

Key points from Jeremy Corbyn’s interview with Andrew Neil 

During Jeremy Corbyn’s bruising prime time interview with Andrew Neil, the Labour leader:

  • Admitted his party could not pay for its £60billion plan to compensate so-called ‘Waspi’ women who lost part of their pension – and said the party would have to borrow the cash;
  • Conceded low earners could face higher taxes under Labour, despite his previous pledge to limit rises to the rich;
  • Repeatedly refused to say whether he would authorise the killing of the Islamic State terror group leader if UK special forces found him;
  • Could not say who would lead the campaign for his Brexit deal in a second referendum in which he has pledged to remain neutral;
  • Acknowledged that Labour would keep free movement in all but name;
  • Did not know that the top 5 per cent of earners, who he has targeted for tax rises, already pay 50 per cent of all income tax.

Corbyn’s four refusals to apologise

Andrew Neil: Many Jews, 80 per cent of Jews, think that you’re anti-Semitic. That’s quite a lot of British Jews. I mean, wouldn’t you like to take this opportunity tonight to apologise to the British Jewish community for what’s happened?

Jeremy Corbyn: What I’ll say is this. I am determined that our society will be safe for people of all faiths. I don’t want anyone to be feeling insecure in our society – and our government will protect every community…

AN: So no apology?

JC: …against the abuse they receive, on the streets, on the trains or in any…

AN: So no apology for how you’ve handled this?

JC: …or any other form of life.

AN: Try one more time. No apology?

JC: No, hang on a minute Andrew, can I explain what we’re trying to do?

AN: You have and you’ve been given plenty of time to do that. I asked you if you wanted to apologise and you haven’t.

JC: Andrew, I don’t want anyone to go through what anyone has gone through…

AN: And you’ve said that several times. I understand that, Mr Corbyn, I was asking you about an apology. Let’s move on to Brexit…

JC: Well hang on, can I just make it clear. Racism in our society is a total poison.

AN: You’ve said that several times. So you know we get that. I’m not arguing about that.

JC: Be it Islamophobia, anti-Semitism or…

AN: And you’ve said that too. Let’s move on to Brexit.

JC: …any other form of racism. And I want to work with every community to make sure it’s eliminated. That is what my whole life has been about.

AN: You made that clear and people will make up their own minds. Let’s move on to Brexit.

 

 

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