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'For Heaven's sake man, go!' Prime Minister David Cameron tells embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Published 29/06/2016

Prime Minister David Cameron has told Jeremy Corbyn to quit as Labour leader for the sake of the nation.

The Labour leader has faced a tough week with multiple members of his shadow cabinet resigning in the wake of the EU referendum Leave result.

In the latest resignation, the Shadow Education Secretary, Pat Glass resigned just 51 hours into taking up the post.

Mr Cameron has himself announced his resignation following the referendum result.

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During Prime Minister's Questions, Jeremy Corbyn asked about what the outgoing Prime Minster's legacy would be from his remaining months.

Mr Cameron said: "We all have to reflect on our role in the referendum campaign, I know the honourable member says he put his back into it, I'd hate to see him when he is not trying."

However, Mr Cameron had a stinging rebuke for Mr Corbyn when asked about child poverty figures.

The Prime Minister said: "Income and inequality has gone down, average incomes have grown at fastest rate since 2001.

"There are 300,000 fewer people in poverty since 2010 half a million in absolute poverty since 2010.

"If he is looking for excuses about why the side he and I were on about the referendum, frankly he should look somewhere else."

He added: "He talks about job insecurity and my two months to go, it might be in my party's interests for him to sit there, it's not in the national interest.

"And I would say, for heaven's sake man, go!"

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