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Jeremy Corbyn, 70, is 'too frail' to be PM he is not 'physically or mentally' up to

Top civil servants fear Jeremy Corbyncould be too frail to become prime minister, it was claimed last night.

Mandarins discussed the Labour leader's future at an event this month as rumours mount that he is 'losing his memory', where one went as far to say that the 70-year-old was 'not firing on all cylinders'.

They are increasingly worried about the prospect of Mr Corbyn, who became Labour leader in September 2015, becoming prime minister because he is 'propped up' by his advisers, according to the reports.

One senior civil servant told The Times: 'When does someone say [he] is too ill to carry on as leader of the Labour Party let alone prime minister?... He is not functioning on all cylinders.'

Another said: 'There is a real worry that the Labour leader isn't up to the job physically or mentally but is being propped up by those around him.

'There's growing concern that he's too frail and is losing his memory. He's not in charge of his own party.'

Another well-connected adviser said: 'We have heard he has had a mini stroke about two to three months ago.'

There were also claims circulating among Labour MPs that Mr Corbyn could step down at the party conference in autumn, to be replaced by 39-year-old shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey.

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My view: Whether Jeremy Corbyn is frail or not, it's not the job of Civil servants to decide who is fit to be the Prime minister, they should leave that for the voters to decide. But having said that, I don't think Jeremy Corbyn is fit to PM, he's not a decisive leader. Also I don't think you need to be a Senior Civil Servant to realise that Jeremy Corbyn is 'mentally unfit' to be Leader of the Opposition. Even his own MPs think he's unfit to be Prime Minister.

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