Bill Clinton's utterly damning verdict on Jeremy Corbyn revealed in leaked private speech 3 years ago

Bill Clinton's utterly damning verdict on Jeremy Corbyn revealed in leaked private speech

Bill Clinton, the former US President who could be about to move back into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, described Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as "the maddest person in the room" in a private speech revealed by Wikileaks.

The 42nd President of the US reportedly discussed Corbyn's appointment in a speech at a Hillary for America fundraiser in Maryland just over a year ago.

Marked 'for internal use only', the speech was published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday.

"The British Labour Party disposed of its most (inaudible) leader, David Miliband, because they were mad at him for being part of Tony Blair’s government in the Iraq War," Mr Clinton said.

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"And they moved to the left and put his brother in as leader because the British labour movement wanted it. When David Cameron thumped him in the election, they reached the interesting conclusion that they lost because they hadn’t moved far left enough, and so they went out and practically got a guy off the street to be the leader of the British Labor Party, who I saw in the press today said that he was really a British citizen and had real British (inaudible).  (Laughter.)


"But what that is reflective of – the same thing happened in the Greek election – when people feel they’ve been shafted and they don’t expect anything to happen anyway, they just want the maddest person in the room to represent them."

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