Jeremy Corbyn has made Labour ‘toxic’ and should quit, half of voters claim

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Jeremy Corbyn has made Labour 'toxic' and should quit, half of voters claim



JEREMY Corbyn has turned Labour “toxic” and should step down, a damning poll has found.
More than half of voters think it is time for him to make way for a stronger, more tolerant leader.
AFP More than a third of voters believe Mr Corbyn is personally anti-Semitic

They overwhelmingly reject Mr Corbyn’s denials that his party is plagued by intimidation – and blame him directly for most of its problems.
The devastating verdict comes after a week in which nine MPs quit the party in protest over his leadership style.
Nearly half of Brits – 47 per cent – say Labour is “toxic, bullying and anti-Semitic”, according to exclusive OnePoll research for The Sun on Sunday.
Alarmingly, more than a third believe Mr Corbyn is personally anti-Semitic. And 54 per cent now think it is time for him to quit for somebody who is “better able to instil discipline and tolerate more viewpoints”.
Less than one in ten thinks he is doing a good job and should stay put and carry on exactly as before, although a further 15 per cent think he should stay on if he changes his ways.
But the defection crisis has done little to quell the culture of bullying – and at least six more Labour MPs close to quitting.
‘TOXIC AND ANTI-SEMITIC’
Some say internal intimidation has got even worse in the past week and fear it could drive out more them away rather than persuade them to stay.
Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh, who has voiced concerns about anti-Semitism, has received a “constant wave of abuse” from Labour members this week.
She said she did not want to quit the party after 43 years but warned: “Wonder if any …have questioned whether they are vindicating the claims of those who’ve left that our party is being consumed by a culture of bullying and intimidation. It’s not a great look.”
North Ilford MP Wes Streeting added: “I hate seeing women like Siobhain who are Labour through and through are being treated like this.
INTERNAL INTIMIDATION
“She is one of our very best campaigners – especially on housing. Why are people trying to drive her out of our party? How would this make our party better or stronger?”
Despite Mr Corbyn’s disastrous week, his party is still only three points behind the Tories.
Thousands of voters are ready to consider voting for something completely different – with six in ten saying there is demand for a new-born party.
Nigel Farage’s fledgling anti-EU party has attracted three times as much interest as the new 11-strong Independent Group of MPs.
One in five voters say they would consider supporting the Brexit Party, set up by pals of the former Ukip boss two weeks ago.
There is only conditional support for The Independent Group. Six per cent say they will definitely vote for it if it becomes a party, while 11 per cent would if it becomes big enough and a similar number if it finds an impressive leader. But 28 per cent say they wouldn’t consider supporting it.
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More than half of people are still in favour of Brexit – but they are divided over how to do it.
Most -23 per cent – say MPs should “just get on with it, accept the deal and leave”. Nearly one in five – 19 per cent – say we should depart without a deal and nine per cent would prefer extending Article 50 to give the PM more time to improve the departure terms.
Only 16 per cent want a second referendum and 17 per cent would prefer Brexit to be cancelled.
PA:Press Association/PA Images Ian Austin is the latest MP to quit the Labour party this week
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