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Ex-Tory MP Lord Archer says he would vote for Jeremy Corbyn if he lived in the North West of England

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The Conservative peer admitted to agreeing with half of what the Labour leader says but admits 'the other half is the problem'

FORMER Tory MP Lord Archer declared he would vote for Jeremy Corbyn if he lived in the North West because he "had too much" and was "over-privileged".

The peer and and ex-Conservative deputy chair - jailed for perjury in 2001 - revealed his backing on a recent trip North.

 Lord Archer said he might vote for Jeremy Corbyn if he lived in the North West

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Lord Archer said he might vote for Jeremy Corbyn if he lived in the North West

He told the Sunday Telegraph: "I was travelling through the north-west of England recently, where I was giving a speech at a school, and as I looked out of the window it did make me think I’d vote for Corbyn if I lived up here.

"I felt I had too much, that I’m over-privileged. And with half of what Corbyn says, I find myself agreeing with him 100 per cent. It’s the other half that’s the problem."

The novelist also rubbished calls for a second referendum on Brexit, saying: "I voted remain, and I lost, so I thoroughly disapprove of the idea of being asked to vote again."

And he also piled praise on popular backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg as "the best parliamentarian" he had seen.

Lord Archer said Corbyn's policies are good but said 'it's the other half that's the problem'
Jacob Rees Mogg would make a good speaker of the house, but a bad party leader, Lord Archer said

But he said he would be "the wrong man" to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader.

He added: "I think he’d make a brilliant Speaker of the House of Commons.

"He has a lovely feel for the House, but not leader."

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