JEREMY Corbyn has finally said “sorry” for Labour’s worst election result in 35 years as he issued a personal apology.
The hard left leader said the party had been dealt a “body blow” after the Tories thumped to victory – admitting “I take my responsibility for it.”
The Conservatives broke down the Red Wall in the General Election – winning seats that had been held by Labour for more than 100 years.
In a letter, Corbyn admitted the party needed to “earn their trust back” after the party’s once staunch supporters were left alienated.
And while previously refusing to take any blame for the resounding defeat, Corbyn – who clung to his Islington seat – today said he would “make no bones” over the loss.”
In the Sunday Mirror, he wrote: “Im sorry that we came up short and I take my responsibility for it.
“We will learn the lessons of this defeat, above all by listening to lifelong Labour voters who weve lost in working class communities. This party exists to represent them. We will earn their trust back.”
MPs and former ministers have been lining up to demand thehard-left leader’sresignationafter Boris Johnson’s epic victory.
Thepetulant party leader had announced he’ll step down after leading Labour to its most humiliating election defeat since 1935 – but refused to say when he would do so.
But Labour big beasts tore into his woeful leadership and even his close ally, union baron Len McCluskey, stuck the boot in yesterday.
An Opinium poll of 5,641 adults found 43 per cent said Mr Corbyns leadership was the reason they did not vote Labour.
Sir Keir Starmer is now thefavourite to take over as Labour boss – but Jess Phillips threw her hat in and Emily Thornberry gave a speech hinting she’ll go for it too.David Lammy also broke cover to suggest he will throw his hat into the ring to succeed Mr Corbyn.
As Labour’s civil war waged on, his former top aide Karie Murphy was accused of trying to throw him under the bus.
The Mail on Sunday claimed the aide had formed a pact with Len McCluskey to highlight Corbyn as the reason for Labour’s defeat, rather than the party’s policies.
McCluskey yesterday blasted the “incontinent mess” that led to the election loss.
Since the defeat, Corbyn’s right hand man John McDonnell said he would quit as Shadow Chancellor.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson vowed he would help give Britain back its mojo so the country could “stand tall”.
The Prime Minister secured a sweeping 80-seat majority on Thursday– meaning the UK is now on track to leave the EU in less than two months.
And on Saturday, Mr Johnson promised to deliver his slogan to “get Brexit done” – and also pledged “better infrastructure, better education and fantastic modern technology”.