Corbyn gets WhatsApp Brexit slap from Paul Mason in secret group chat

Paul Mason has warned the Labour leadership that Jeremy Corbyn appears too pro-Brexit in a secret WhatsApp group chat.

Paul Mason has warned the Labour leadership that Jeremy Corbyn appears too pro-Brexit in a secret WhatsApp group chat.

The group, named “It’ll Go Higher” after a Corbynista slogan from the 2017 general election, has played host to a row between Labour leadership figures and friendly journos over whether the party should back the EU.

Mason leathered Corbyn for committing to Brexit in a recent Guardian interview, complaining “the JC Guardian line … is playing massively badly with all the people who stop me in the street.

He also slammed Corbyn for riding roughshod over party policy, saying “the level of cut through of ‘Corbyn is pro-Brexit’ is now high and if it stays that way [it’s] impossible to publicly defend. What happened to the line that came out of conference?”

Paul Mason declined to comment when approached by The Red Roar.

While other top Corbynistas in the group have edged towards a more Remain position, some in the party leadership have insisted that staying in the EU is not compatible with a “socialist agenda”.

It is another sign of the increasing pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to adopt a more pro-EU position.

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