Former Tory deputy chairman says Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year
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Lord Jeffrey Archer has predicted the Conservatives will lose the next election if it takes place in 2018. The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is “sick of elections” but said the party he has represented in both houses of parliament “couldn’t win at the moment”. He told the Press Association: “All I can predict with the air and genius of knowledge is if we have an election in 2018 the Conservatives will lose it. “(Jeremy) Corbyn is riding on a high, I don’t know how long that will last, that’ll be interesting.” Reflecting on the 2017 snap election, Lord Archer, 77, said Mr Corbyn had run a “brilliant campaign” and labelled the Labour Party’s message of For The Many Not The Few “one of the best political slogans” he had seen in his lifetime. “(It) was absolutely brilliant. How do you lose with a statement like that?”, he added. Asked how he thought Mr Corbyn would fare as prime minister, Lord Archer said: “We can only find out when he takes the keys of number 10. “An awful lot of people will leave the country the next day. And they’ll be people who employ vast numbers, circulate money at high levels, and we don’t need that while we’re facing Brexit.”
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