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UK opposition chief Corbyn say ‘sorry’ for election defeat

Thursday's snap general election handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives a mandate to take Britain out of the at the end of next month.

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Britain’s main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised to supporters on Sunday for overseeing his Labour party’s worst election defeat since before War II.

But the veteran socialist defended his far-left platform and gave no clear indication of when he might step down.

“I will make no bones about it. The election result on Thursday was a body blow for everyone who so desperately needs real change in our country,” Corbyn wrote in the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

“I wanted to unite the country that I love but I’m sorry that we came up short and I take my responsibility for it.”

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Thursday’s snap general election handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives a mandate to take Britain out of the European Union at the end of next month.

Corbyn said on Friday that he would step down at some point early next year.

But the century-old party has no clear successor and is being riven by infighting within its senior ranks.

Labour’s campaign was dogged by voter doubts about its vague position on and allegations of anti-Semitism within the party’s senior ranks.

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Corbyn tried to shift the campaign’s focus on bread-and-butter issues traditionally important to Labour voters.

“But despite our best efforts, this election was ultimately about Brexit,” Corbyn admitted in his letter.

“The Tory campaign, amplified by most of the , managed to persuade many that only Boris Johnson could ‘get Brexit done’,” he said in reference to Johnson’s campaign slogan.

“We will learn the lessons of this defeat, above all by listening to those lifelong Labour voters who we’ve lost in working class communities.”

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