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McCluskey slams 'political lynching' of Jeremy Corbyn

Len McCluskey said the attempted coup against Mr Corbyn was 'unedifying' Credit: BBC/Andrew Marr show

The leader of the Unite union has hit out at Labour grandees being "dragged out" to be part of the "unedifying" coup against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn which he said was "outrageous".

In an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Len McCluskey said: "This has been a political lynching of a decent man undermined, humiliated and attacked in order to push him out."

He added: "And here's the truth, it's failed. Jeremy Corbyn is made of stronger stuff. He is a man of steel."

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