John Woodcock: Corbyn is a security risk, says MP who quit Labour

An MP who quit Labour this week has said a government led by Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell would present a security risk to the United Kingdom.

John Woodcock, MP for Barrow & Furness, resigned the party whip on Wednesday in protest at the Labour leadership’s handling of antisemitism. He also heaped censure on what he said was a hard-left takeover of the party.

In an interview with The Times today, he predicted that parliamentary colleagues would follow his lead, saying: “I strongly believe that, although I may have been the first [Labour MP] to go, I most certainly will not be the last.”

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/corbyn-is-a-security-risk-says-john-woodcock-mp-who-quit-labour-60jfpcrxv

John Woodcock interview: ‘Corbyn would leave our country and its allies at risk of nuclear blackmail’

The MP who left Labour explains why he’d had enough

John Woodcock says that he “came out of the womb with a red rosette on”. By the age of five he was delivering leaflets for the Labour Party in Sheffield and at nine he composed his own “totally cringeworthy” verse for The Red Flag. His father was a local councillor and his mother took him on CND marches. So the former adviser to Gordon Brown felt nothing but sadness when he resigned from the party this week to sit as an independent MP. “The Labour Party has been my life,” he explains, “but I think it would put the security of the nation at risk if Jeremy Corbyn were to become prime minister.”

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/john-woodcock-interview-corbyn-would-leave-our-country-and-its-allies-at-risk-of-nuclear-blackmail-jrpmtttcr

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