Has the new Labour leader got a women problem?

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It is a question made for a tabloid headline, but the issue facing Jeremy Corbyn has got nothing to do with his private life.Shortly afterwards Eagle, already the shadow business secretary.

It is a question made for a tabloid headline, but the issue facing Jeremy Corbyn has got nothing to do with his private life.Shortly afterwards Eagle, already the shadow business secretary.

Previously loyal supporters and critics alike are asking: Has the new Labour leader got a women problem?

As the BBC's Eleanor Garnier reported: "Then, close to midnight, a new voice, we thought it could be Simon Fletcher: 'We're taking a fair amount of shit out there about women… let's make Angela… shadow first minister of State, like Mandelson, she can do PMQs… do the Angela bit now."

Corbyn's defacto deputy

Shortly afterwards Eagle, already the shadow business secretary, did indeed become Corbyn's defacto deputy.By the time the full shadow cabinet was named on Monday lunchtime, Labour were able to trumpet the fact that more than half of their shadow cabinet was made up of women.

 

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