Jeremy Corbyn has referred to as for an inquiry after a newspaper stated civil servants had stated he becomes “too frail” to lead Labour or turn out to be PM.
The Times said it changed into briefed by means of senior civil servants with guidelines the Labour leader may stand down over intended fitness troubles.
Mr. Corbyn has known as it “a farrago of nonsense” and “tittle-tattle”.
He said the briefing of a newspaper by means of senior officials against a politician “need to be very concerning” to humans.
“The civil carrier needs to be impartial,” he stated, adding: “It needs to be non-political and must be non-judgemental of the politicians they have an obligation to serve.
“I might make that very clear if we have been elected to authorities.
“There should be an investigation into which senior civil servants are spreading fictitious statistics to the clicking and in the manner compromising the integrity of the civil carrier.”
Mr. Corbyn, who turned into at an event to mark Armed Forces Day, added: “I am a complete suit, wholesome active individual. I love what I do and I love my community and love being exterior.”
The article within the Times – posted on Saturday – stated a professional saying there was an “actual fear” the 70-year-antique isn’t always up to the task “bodily or mentally”, is “losing his memory” and is being “propped up by the ones around him”.
The unnamed official is quoted as saying: “There’s growing concern that he’s too frail and is dropping his memory. He’s now not in fee of his own birthday party.”
Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed the Times the front web page thinking his health for the workplace as “tittle-tattle”.
So why draw extra attention to it by way of responding so robustly and questioning the role of civil servants?
There is an authentic subject by the ones across the Labour chief that there may be an try to undermine him by senior Whitehall figures.
One insider instructed me the Times story changed into seemed by means of the birthday celebration management as “sinister”. That’s because it went past the same old political assaults and became deeply non-public. And that now not to respond to the accusations might handiest lead to yet more negative briefing.
So there’s the choice to “nip this within the bud” – and to convince the current government to remind civil servants of their responsibility of impartiality.
And if they do not, then Jeremy Corbyn’s base will rally to him towards threats by using those seen as “the established order”.
Earlier, Labour denied the claims, announcing hints Mr. Corbyn does now not make his own choices are “laughable” and “demonstrably false”.
A spokesman said Mr. Corbyn runs and cycles often, and introduced: “Reports to the contrary are scurrilous and an obvious try to undermine Labour’s efforts to redistribute wealth and strength from the few to the various.”
Labour MP suspended once more over anti-Semitism row
Mr. Corbyn was also asked approximately MP Chris Williamson, who has been suspended from the celebration for a 2d time over the anti-Semitism row – two days after being readmitted.
Mr. Williamson has been suspended in February for remarks approximately the party’s dealing with of anti-Semitism.
He turned into allowed returned in on Wednesday after research by way of the celebration’s National Executive Committee. A Labour source has stated the decision continues to be pending.