Mick Hucknall's Jeremy Corbyn UB40 Joke Is Pretty Brutal But Quite Funny

Simply Red singer continues crusade against Labour leader.

06/09/2016 11:53

As we found out back in June, singer Mick Hucknall is no fan of Jeremy Corbyn as evidenced by this tweet posted at the time..

The Simply Red star’s dabble in political opinion prompted this musical reaction from Tom Watson (apologies in advance).

And it turns out Hucknall isn’t quite finished with his scathing criticism of the Labour leader.

On Monday, veteran reggae band UB40 endorsed Corbyn’s leadership campaign saying he had “re-ignited an interest in politics for people who no longer felt included, and engaged and inspired a new generation of young voters who, for the first time, believe that they have an incorruptible politician who truly represents them.”

The band added: “For these reasons he has our full support as leader of a genuine, believable Labour Party.”

Unfortunately UB40 are far from united - there are actually two UB40’s after five of the original eight members replaced singer Ali Campbell with his brother, Duncan sparking an acrimonious legal battle still to be resolved. 

The irony of their endorsement was not lost on Hucknall.

Labour MPs are to vote on restoring Shadow Cabinet elections after a stark warning that they risk losing the party’s heartlands unless they unite behind the party’s leader.

The Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) agreed unanimously to hold a ballot on Tuesday on a plan by backbencher Clive Betts to give MPs a say on who should be in Jeremy Corbyn’s – or Owen Smith’s - Commons team.

Betts, who spoke unopposed, said that his proposal would be a key way to heal the wounds opened by the bitter leadership race between Corbyn and challenger Smith.

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