Room full of Labour voters asked if they’ll back Corbyn -and their reaction speaks volumes

Labour voters react

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The focus group of traditionally Labour supporters in Birmingham, filmed by Channel 4 News and led by James Johnson of JL Partners, was asked first and foremost whether they would be voting Labour at the December 12 election. In a stunning moment, the Leave voters present refused to put their hand up in support of the party they had been voting for their entire life. 

Asked immediately after to reason their response – or lack of – all those present agreed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the cause of their disappointment. 

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One woman said: “I don’t think I can trust the man.”

And a man added: “It would take an awful lot to persuade us back.”

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He added: “Labour is going to put a lot more money into the NHS than the Conservatives, aren’t they.

“But we don’t know where the money is coming from.”

Echoing him, another woman said: “It’s just going to hit somewhere else, isn’t it?”

And another man present: “Yes, that’s the biggest concern.”

Many lamented the “on the fence” position Jeremy Corbyn has maintained on Brexit.

One man explained: “Up North, a lot of the working class voted to Leave.

“He’s gone against that, hasn’t it? He hasn’t said it but he has.”

And Corbyn’s NHS pledges clash with his unclear position on Brexit for some. 

One woman added: “I think it’s one of the reasons I voted to Leave.

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“We’re spending so much money in Europe and we could put it into our own National Health Service.

“And schools and education and social workers. Sort it out here.”

The comments come as pollsters YouGov predicted the outcome of each seat in the Christmas election which gave Boris Johnson a majority of 359 – a 41 seat increase on the 318 seats they won in 2017.

The data predicted that Jeremy Corbyn will suffer a fall of 51 seats and only win 211 in next month’s election.

The Times reported that the seat-by-seat analysis was based on more than 100,000 interviews conducted over seven days.

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Such is the poor performance for Labour that it would be the party’s second-worst post-war defeat with Mr Corbyn only winning two more seats than Michael Foot did in 1983.

Due to the blue wave sweeping across the country, the Labour party is predicted to lose high profile MPs such as Dennis Skinner in Bolsover and Caroline Flint in Don Valley, despite both being eurosceptics.

According to YouGov, the Tories are predicted to make 47 gains across the country with all but two (North Norfolk and Penistone and Stocksbridge) coming from the Opposition.

Room full of Labour voters asked if they’ll back Corbyn -and their reaction speaks volumes

The focus group of traditionally Labour supporters in Birmingham, filmed by Channel 4 News and led by James Johnson of JL Partners, was asked first and foremost whether they would be voting Labour at the December 12 election.

The focus group of traditionally Labour supporters in Birmingham, filmed by Channel 4 News and led by James Johnson of JL Partners, was asked first and foremost whether they would be voting Labour at the December 12 election. In a stunning moment, the Leave voters present refused to put their hand up in support of the party they had been voting for their entire life.

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