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JEREMY CORBYN’s three sons have paid tribute to him while condemning the “despicable attacks” he has faced throughout his leadership of the Labour Party.
Thomas, 25, Sebastian, 27, and Benjamin, 32, posted a statement on Twitter expressing pride in their father, who they said had produced the “most wonderful manifesto this country has ever seen.”
They described him as “honest, humble and good-natured” within a “poisonous world” of politics, and pointed towards “despicable attacks filled with hatred” as a reason for Labour losing 59 seats in last week’s general election.
“He took on an entire Establishment,” they added.
“This meant the attacks from all sides intensified and became even more poisonous while he was leader. We’ve never known a politician to be smeared and vilified so much.
“Jeremy has dedicated each day of his political life for the less fortunate amongst us. Unwaveringly, he has fought and campaigned for people who suffer and people in hardship.”
The brothers said that the defeat “hurt” but that Mr Corbyn’s socialist policies are fit for the future.
“To assume that the ideologies he stands for are now outdated is so wrong. In the coming years we will see that they are more important than ever,” they added.
“Thank you to every person who saw his vision and supported it and supported him. From the three proudest sons on the planet, please continue the fight.”
On Friday, Mr Corbyn gave a speech at his count in Islington North, saying he would not lead the party into the next election.
He later said he would step down as leader in the “early part of next year,” following a meeting of Labour’s national executive committee.
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