Election results – live: Thornberry denies calling Labour Leave supporters ‘stupid’ as Tories and SNP clash over Indyref2

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Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for an article in The Observer, in which he defended the “desperately disappointing” general election result and claimed political cynicism had been a driving force in turning former Labour heartlands blue.

The Labour leader was met with derision after saying his Labour movement “won the argument”, despite the party succumbing to its worst defeat in decades.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson and his key adviser Dominic Cummings have declared a radical overhaul to the civil service is required in order to “get Brexit done”, dubbing it a “Whitehall revolution”.

The former director of the Vote Leave campaign has been a vocal critic of the civil service, with the move signalling that he and the PM’s plans for Britain could be more radical than their manifesto suggested.