August 14th, 2015
Episode 543 of 1479 episodes
Labour MP Liz Kendall has told the Today Programme that the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Labour would mean the end of the party as a serious alternative to the Conservatives. "I don’t want to see Labour submit our resignation letter to the British people as a serious party of government," said Ms Kendall. "Jeremy offers easy answers", the Labour MP told Today. These answers are not new - they are exactly the same as in the 1980s, said Ms Kendall. "If Corbyn were elected, I do not believe we would be re-elected in 2020", she said. Ms Kendall added that in the event of a UK vote to stay in the EU, Corbyn said he would not rule out voting 'no'. The Labour MP said that she feared Labour being reduced to a protest party. "I want us to change the world - I don’t want us to protest on the sidelines", she said.