I tried to commission Dennis Skinner to write a comment piece ahead of the general election. He told me he wouldn’t “moonlight” and take work off journalists.
So I interviewed him, instead.
But what about those who would like to vote Labour but are reluctant to back Jeremy Corbyn? What would he say to them?
Skinner’s response is so forceful I feel like I may have to hold the phone away from my ear. “Any Labour government is better than a Tory government”, he booms, adding, “even Blair”.