29 Jun 2019

Corbyn questions neutrality of civil service after health claims

Jeremy Corbyn has raised questions about the neutrality of the civil service after officials reportedly briefed journalists about the Labour leader’s physical and mental health.

The Times reported that officials were concerned that Mr Corbyn’s health may force him to stand down as Labour leader and suggested that he is being “propped up” by his advisers.

It has been a difficult week for the Labour leader who is under pressure from enemies and allies within his party over his handling of antisemitism and Brexit.