FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Labour Party’s Shadow Heath Secretary Jonathan Ashworth attends a meeting with NHS staff in London, Britain November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – A senior member of Britain’s opposition Labour Party has dismissed the chances of the party winning power in Thursday’s general election, speaking in a private conversation leaked to the Guido Fawkes news website.
The Labour Party are trailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party in opinion polls ahead of the election which will decide the fate of Brexit and the ideology that underpins the world’s fifth-largest economy.
Labour’s health spokesman Jon Ashworth said in the recordings that the situation in seats outside cities was “abysmal”, blaming the party’s Brexit policy and voters’ perception of leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“I just can’t see it happening,” Ashworth said, when asked how to prepare for Corbyn becoming prime minister. The r