Former dwelling secretary Jack Straw has mentioned Labour goes down the incorrect route with Jeremy Corbyn on the helm.
Mr Straw was talking on the Henley literature competition about his guide, The English Job, about Iran, but additionally admitted he had been having doubts about voting Labour, regardless of many years in the celebration.
Speaking to Sky News’ Alistair Bunkall, Mr Straw mentioned: “I think the route Mr Corbyn is taking the party down is not the right one and it will end in tears were he ever to get in power.”
At the Labour Party convention final week, the celebration voted to marketing campaign for a 4-day week, to scrap Ofsted and abolish non-public colleges, and to take care of a impartial stance on Brexit.
The celebration’s place on leaving the EU has been a supply of frustration amongst a few of its members as inconsistencies amongst members of the highest workforce emerged.
Labour has mentioned it needs a second referendum, however after one other election, and ideally after a authorities headed by Mr Corbyn has been in a position to negotiate a brand new Brexit deal.
Mr Straw, 73, isn’t the one Labour celebration grandee to admit to doubts over the present management and technique of the celebration. Spin physician Alistair Campbell was booted out after he admitted to voting for the Liberal Democrats, and has been a campaigner for a individuals’s vote.
Unlike Mr Campbell, the previous dwelling and overseas secretary mentioned he would nonetheless vote Labour for “tribal reasons” however admitted he’d had doubts.
“Yes, I’ve had doubts, that is truthful to say.
“I labored for the Labour Party as a runner on a polling station once I was eight in 1955 for Pete’s sake, even that I’m having that dialog tells you one thing in regards to the unhappy place that the celebration has acquired to,” he mentioned.
Mr Straw is one in every of solely three individuals to have served constantly in Labour cupboards between 1997 and 2010, the others being Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling.
He was dwelling secretary from 1997 to 2001, overseas secretary from 2001 till 2006, then chief of the House of Commons for a 12 months, earlier than being justice secretary from 2007 to 2010.