IMPASSIONED Alan Johnson blasted “disastrous” Jeremy Corbyn – saying he “couldn’t lead the working class out of a paper bag” overnight.
The former Home Secretary hit out at the Labour leader after exit polls tipped the Tories to win a whopping 368 seats.
Speaking to ITV, the former Hull West and Hessle MP Mr Johnson said he knew Mr Corbyn was “incapable of leading”.
Waving his fist during the fiery debate, he said: “He could not lead the working classes out of a paper bag.”
And the former politician also hit out at Momentum – a grass roots movement which has been backing Corbyn – as he faced off with its founder Jon Lansman.
Calling Momentum as a “cult”, Mr Johnson said: “You will hear the culture of betrayal from Momentum and I want them gone.
“They can get back to their student politics. I feel really angry about this experiment of going back to the future.”
He continued: “I feel really angry about this – that we persevered with Corbyn for this experiment of back to the future.
“People like Jon and his pals will never admit this. But they have messed up completely and it’s our communities that are going to pay for that.
The debate then cut to George Osborne, who was seen smiling and nodding.
Mr Lansman desperately tried to defend Corbyn, saying it was still “early in the evening”.
Seconds after the polls closed at 10pm a joint poll put the Conservatives on track for a huge majority of 86, with Labour trailing behind on 191.
The expected results mean Britain’s political chaos could finally be over, leaving Boris with the numbers to finally push his Brexit deal through Parliament in just weeks.
ELECTION DAY ACTION
Earlier, Brits headed to the polls to vote in one of the biggest and most decisive elections ever.
Exit polls put Boris Johnson on course for a majority win with 368 while Labour trailed at just 191.
Prime Minister Mr Johnson, who gambled his premiership by triggering the vote, has sought to focus on his pledge to “get Brexit done” throughout the campaign.
Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has been overshadowed by anti-Semitism allegations and his refusal to take a stand on Brexit.
Voters had braved freezing temperatures throughout the day to line up outside community halls, churches and schools to have their say – and risked being a touch late for work.
Astonishing pictures of snaking queues came despite initial fears of a low turnout in the first Decemberelectionin nearly 100 years.
The third General Election in less than five yearshas been largely dominated by the 2016 vote to leave the European Union – with Labour pledging to give voters another say in a second referendum, while the Tories have vowed to take the UK out of the EU next month.
The last election in the UK in 2017 saw a 68.8 per cent turnout, higher than at the 2015 and 2010 elections – with bookies offering 6-4 odds on a 65-70 per cent turnout this year.
Boris has pledged to ‘get Brexit done’ throughout the election campaign
Corbyn promised to protect the NHS and bring in more cops