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by Tom Freeman
14 September 2015
Jeremy Corbyn: the twitter fallout

Jeremy Corbyn: the twitter fallout

Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory in the Labour leadership debate prompted a single line from the Conservatives.

The statement “The Labour Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family's security” was used in television interviews with Defence Secretary Michael Fallon then Employment Minister Priti Patel, and then used on twitter by the party’s central office.

David Cameron also got in on the action:

The SNP meanwhile suggested Labour’s rebranding could make independence more likely:

But perhaps most interesting has been the reaction of those within Labour itself.

While many of the party’s establishment figures took themselves off to the backbenches, even new Education Secretary Lucy Powell said she sympathised. 

As Corbyn unveiled his shadow cabinet, the appointment of John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor has been met with horror among some in the party

While the left of the party defended the decision:

And the lack of women among the ‘top five’ posts has infuriated some:

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