Jeremy Corbyn and Labour MPs were accused of “jabbering away” as Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a huge blow at which point Speaker Lindsay Hoyle silenced Labour. Mr Hoyle said: “I think we will have a little more silence on the bench.”
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Johnson said: “They’re jabbering away because they still can’t decide whether or not they want to be in the European Union.
“And the hottest topic in the Labour Party is what job Mr Corbyn will have in the Shadow Cabinet after the leadership election.
“They are engaging themselves in narcissistic debates about the Labour Party.
“We are getting on in delivering on the people’s priories.”
His comments come as the Labour leadership election heats up between Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy.
Ms Long-Bailey has already promised the outgoing Labour leadership a place in her Shadow Cabinet.
Despite this, Sir Keir is the clear frontrunner of the campaign as London Mayor Sadiq Khan officially backed him
Mr Khan said the frontrunner in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn is the “best person to unite our party” and put Labour in government.
The Labour mayor, who was MP for Tooting before entering City Hall, is one of the party’s most powerful elected politicians.
Announcing his endorsement on Twitter, he said: “I will be voting for @Keir-Starmer to be the next Labour leader. I’ve known Keir for decades.
“He’s the best person to unite our party, take the fight to the Tories and put Labour in government. £AnotherFutureIsPossible.”
Sir Keir, the shadow Brexit secretary, said he was “honoured” to have received Mr Khan’s backing.
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“Sadiq is demonstrating that Labour in power can change lives. I look forward to campaigning alongside him to keep London Labour.”
The battle to lead the party is being fought by Sir Keir, shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy.
Members and party supporters have begun voting in the contest this week, with batches of ballot papers being sent out by email and post.
They will also select a new deputy leader from Angela Rayner, Dawn Butler, Ian Murray, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and Richard Burgon.
The winners are set to be named on April 4 before taking up the roles immediately.
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