London: Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday asked opposition Labour party’s embattled leader Jeremy Corbyn to step down in the national interest, saying "for heaven’s sake man, go".
British Prime Minister David Cameron
Criticising Corbyn’s role in the EU referendum campaign, Cameron during a regular weekly exchange in Parliament said, "It might be in my party’s interest for him to sit there, it’s not in the national interest and I would say, for heaven’s sake man, go."
British opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn
A challenge to Corbyn’s Labour leadership is expected following a no-confidence vote by MPs and the two possible candidates for the post including the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, and former shadow business secretary Angela Eagle. Labour MPs voted against Corbyn in the no-confidence motion by 172 to 40 after dozens of members of his frontbench team stepped down in recent days.
Despite most of his shadow Cabinet resigning and the no-confidence vote, the Labour leader has refused to step down, saying quitting would betray all the members that back him.
Cameron said Corbyn should "reflect on" his role in the campaign, adding: "He said he put his back into it, I would hate to see him when he wasn’t trying."