Labour Party Conference 2016: Ed Balls Warns Labour May ‘Never’ Win An Election Again

Ed Balls has warned Labour may “never” be elected as the government ever again.

The former shadow chancellor said he was “deeply fearful” about the direction of the party under Jeremy Corbyn – who was re-elected as Labour leader on Sunday.

Speaking to ITV’s The Agenda programme on Monday evening, Balls said: “do you really think trying to win from the hard left is going to work in Britain?’ I think there’s no chance.”

He added: “If there’s a general election and Jeremy Corbyn loses, that will refocus minds. I hope he doesn’t, but I fear that would be the outcome. It may be that Labour, as it stands, is never going to be elected again, but it’s not inevitable.”

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