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A Labour MP mocked Owen Jones after he revealed he had give up the get together in fury at Sir Keir Starmer.

Sir Chris Bryant joked that the Corbynista tearing up his membership card was “almost as shocking” as when Sir Elton John revealed he was homosexual.

Speaking on BBC Politics Live, the Rhondda MP mentioned: “I was absolutely shocked.

“You could have blown me over with a feather when Owen Jones left the Labour Party.

“It was almost as shocking as when Elton John announced that he was gay.”

Mr Jones used his Guardian column final week to announce he had left Labour.

The left-wing activist claimed the get together “won’t even do the bare minimum to improve people’s lives”.

He blamed the ditching of insurance policies Sir Keir promised throughout his 2020 management marketing campaign to exchange Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Jones mentioned: “My decision isn’t based on a desire to see Labour forever in the wilderness.

“Reaching it has been a gradual, painful means of realising the get together will not even do the naked minimal to enhance individuals’s lives, or to deal with the crises which have led Britain to disaster; and that it’ll, the truth is, wage struggle on anybody who needs to do both – making anybody with politics to the left of Peter Mandelson really feel like a pariah on borrowed time.”

Mr Jones said the premise of Sir Keir’s leadership bid “was that standard insurance policies corresponding to taxing the wealthy to put money into public providers, scrapping tuition charges and selling public possession had been to not blame for the get together’s 2019 electoral rout”.

But he added: “Yet 5 years on, Labour has change into a hostile atmosphere for anybody believing within the very insurance policies Starmer relied upon to safe the management.”

Mr Jones additionally criticised Sir Keir’s place on the Gaza battle and his refusal to revive the whip to Diane Abbott.