NEWS
10/02/2019 11:00 GMT | Updated 11/02/2019 08:59 GMT

The Mail On Sunday Called Jeremy Corbyn A 'Dangerous Hero' And It's Raising A Few Eyebrows

"Mail on Sunday today is an anti-Corbyn pamphlet with a few pages on other news."

A Mail on Sunday article claiming to expose Jeremy Corbyn’s “extremist views” and “chaotic personal life” is being mocked for its varied and eyebrow-raising assertions.

Quoting excerpts from ‘Dangerous Hero: Corbyn’s Ruthless Plot For Power’, a new book by Tom Bower, the article contains such revelations as the Labour leader can’t tell the difference between Heinz baked beans and Tesco’s own brand.

Much of the book is based on interviews with Corbyn’s ex-wives, Jane Chapman and Claudia Bracchitta.

Chapman reveals that he didn’t read a book during four years of marriage...

Preferred camping to staying in hotels...

And demonstrated a “distressing” lack of interest in “medieval towns.”

Bracchitta reveals an episode in which Corbyn didn’t fulfil his household duties when they sold their home to downsize.

The article reads:

“On the day of the move, Corbyn was told by Claudia to empty the fridge. He forgot. He also forgot to clear the garage. Late in the afternoon, while their former home’s new owner fumed on the pavement, the garage door was opened to reveal rubbish crammed to the ceiling.”

The piece also claims the Arsenal supporter doesn’t actually like football...

Reaction on social media to the piece has been one of befuddlement. 

On Sunday morning the hashtag #DangerousHero was trending as Corbyn supporters vented their fury and suggested the article was part of a smear campaign.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Labour said it will seek to force Theresa May into a second Commons showdown on her Brexit deal by the end of the month.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Labour will use a Commons amendment to require the prime minister to hold another “meaningful vote” on her deal by February 26.

The move is in response to fears that May is engaged in a “cynical” attempt to run down the clock before the March 29 Brexit date in order to leave MPs with a stark choice of accepting her deal or crashing out of the European Union without any agreement.