Matt Hancock says Tories risks creating 'first anti-Semitic leader' in post-war West in Corbyn blast

Mail Online | 6/5/2019 | David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline
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Matt Hancock launched a searing attack on Jeremy Corbyn as he made his leadership pitch to Tory MPs tonight, warning their Brexit division risked letting in 'the first anti-Semitic leader of a Western nation' since the war.

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of D-Day the Health Secretary told a hustings of moderate Tories that they risked losing a general election to Mr Corbyn's Labour Party.

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The minister, who voted Remain in 2016, said the party needed to choose a leader for 'the next six years and beyond' rather than the next 'six months'.

He is currently a mid-ranking outsider in the race to replace Theresa May as party leader.

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Setting his sights on Mr Corbyn, whose party has been riven by scandals over anti-Semitism in recent months, Mr Hancock said: 'The Conservative party has to get this right.

'If we don't, we could end up with the first anti-Semitic leader of a Western nation since the Second World War.'

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He added that he wanted to 'slay this unicorn that we need a Brexiteer as PM.'

'We don't need a Brexiteer as Prime Minister. We need someone who is committed to delivering Brexit',' he said.

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He added that the party can't win by only appealing to their 'base', saying: 'We win by appealing to the next generation and appealing to people who haven't voted conservative before.'

Other MPs addressing around 60 MPs from the One Nation Tory group in parliament tonight includes Environment...
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