David Miliband accuses Jeremy Corbyn of ‘wrecking tactic’
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David Miliband accuses Jeremy Corbyn of ‘wrecking tactic’

The former foreign secretary said 'denial after four successive defeats is a route to more defeats'

David Miliband. Credit: Jillian Edelstein
David Miliband. Credit: Jillian Edelstein

David Miliband has accused Jeremy Corbyn of employing a “wrecking tactic” after the former Labour leader reportedly alleged several party officials sabotaged his 2017 electoral chances.

The former foreign secretary, who is Jewish and whose brother Ed is Keir Starmer’s shadow business secretary, spoke to Times Radio host Matt Chorley on Monday.

“This is a pure wrecking tactic from Jeremy Corbyn and the Corbynites’ denial after four successive defeats is a route to more defeats,” he told the programme.

According to the Guardian, Corbyn and several allies accused some party staff of undermining his 2017 electoral campaign during a factional dispute. The claims were strongly denied by the accused, the newspaper reported.

Miliband, who lost his 2010 leadership bid to his brother, is now based in the United States and runs the International Rescue Committee.

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