Monday 21 March 2016 by Davywavy and Orange Peel

Iain Duncan Smith launches leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn


Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith has announced his intention to stand against Jeremy Corbyn as he’s doing a far better job as leader of the opposition.

Smith, who has done more damage to the government in an afternoon than Corbyn has managed in almost a year, is regarded as a strong candidate to take over the leadership of the Labour party, which isn’t saying much.

Smith staged a dramatic and principled intervention against government policy over the weekend and caused a u-turn, which is far more than Jeremy Corbyn has managed thus far.

It is believed David Blunkett’s dog is also expected to mount a strong and popular challenge against Corbyn and when asked said “Woof, woof”, which observers agreed was a more credible position on Trident than that of the current leadership.

In response to the challenge, Corbyn said something in a reedy and piping tone that the eight people who still read The Independent regard as genius and everyone else ignored.

Speaking for the Labour Party, spokesman Simon Williams admitted it was unusual for a member of the Conservatives to stand for their leadership but it’s not like they’re particularly picky these days.

“Ever since we changed our membership rules to ‘We’ll take anyone’ I don’t think we can complain”, he said.

“Although I’ve got to admit I expect fewer members of the Conservative party will vote for Iain Duncan Smith to be Labour leader than did for Jeremy Corbyn.

“They’d be afraid he might actually win something.”

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