ED MILIBAND has called on successor Jeremy Corbyn to quit as Labour leader, saying his position is “untenable”.
The former party leader said he had supported Mr Corbyn “all the way along” but urged the Opposition leader to now reflect on what is “the right thing for the country”.
Britain is facing its worst crisis since the Second World War, Mr Miliband said.
He told BBC Radio 4’s The World At One programme: “I have reluctantly reached the conclusion that his position is untenable.”
Mr Corbyn’s camp insisted he was going nowhere and issued a “put up or shut up” challenge to Labour’s MPs.
Mr Miliband’s intervention follows a similar appeal from former acting Labour leaders Harriet Harman and Margaret Beckett for Mr Corbyn to fall on his sword.
Prime Minister David Cameron also waded into Labour’s misery, telling him: “For heaven’s sake man, go.”