• Labour leader was attacked on live television by GMB host Piers Morgan 
  • Corbyn was on TV to promote his latest policy idea of a new carers allowance 
  • But he was told dragging Labour 21-points behind meant policy was irrelevant

Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted making ‘too many’ mistakes to mention as he was lashed on live TV for dragging Labour to destruction with his unpopularity.

The Labour leader was compared to beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for refusing to accept he was failing.

GMB host Piers Morgan branded the Mr Corbyn ‘oblivious to reality’ after the tetchy clash on the ITV sofa.

Mr Corbyn was unveiling new policy on a carers’ allowance and insisted exposure for his policies would turn around his dire standing in the polls.

Two surveys in recent days have shown the Tories more than 20 points ahead of Labour, revealing the record breaking hole in to which Mr Corbyn has dragged his party. 

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted making 'too many' mistakes to mention as he was lashed on live TV for dragging Labour to destruction with his unpopularity

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted making 'too many' mistakes to mention as he was lashed on live TV for dragging Labour to destruction with his unpopularity

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted making ‘too many’ mistakes to mention as he was lashed on live TV for dragging Labour to destruction with his unpopularity

GMB host Piers Morgan, centre, branded the Mr Corbyn 'oblivious to reality' after the tetchy clash on the ITV sofa 

GMB host Piers Morgan, centre, branded the Mr Corbyn 'oblivious to reality' after the tetchy clash on the ITV sofa 

GMB host Piers Morgan, centre, branded the Mr Corbyn ‘oblivious to reality’ after the tetchy clash on the ITV sofa 

He insisted the party’s position would improve, saying: ‘I think the issue will get out there more and more, people will begin to understand that we don’t have to go through these levels of austerity in Britain, we don’t have to have these levels of inequality in Britain.

‘I think people will begin to see that actually what we are saying makes a lot of credible sense.’

As the clash with Morgan became more heated, Mr Corbyn demanded: ‘Why don’t you ask me questions about policy, why are you only asking questions about polling and me?’

The Arsenal fan dismissed as ‘nonsense’ an ‘absurd’ comparison between him and beleaguered Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Morgan, also an Arsenal fan, said Wenger refused to acknowledge mistakes, like Mr Corbyn.

The Labour leader said: ‘I’m not going to go into any big public self analysis. What I will say is of course I reflect on issues, I reflect on decisions we’ve made.’

He added: ‘I reflect on all of this, all the time. I want the party to be united around these policies. I think you will find the vast majority of Labour members would support these policies.

‘Labour voters would support these policies and I think the vast majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party.’

Pressed to give one mistake he had made, Mr Corbyn joked: ‘I can’t give you a mistake this morning. There are too many.’

Two surveys in recent days have shown the Tories more than 20 points ahead of Labour, revealing the record breaking hole in to which Mr Corbyn has dragged his party

Two surveys in recent days have shown the Tories more than 20 points ahead of Labour, revealing the record breaking hole in to which Mr Corbyn has dragged his party

Two surveys in recent days have shown the Tories more than 20 points ahead of Labour, revealing the record breaking hole in to which Mr Corbyn has dragged his party

After the interview Morgan said on Twitter: ‘I can’t help liking @jeremycorbyn. Like Wenger, a decent principled man – but seems oblivious to reality.’

Under Labour’s plans, Conservative cuts to inheritance tax would be scrapped to pay for the 17% hike in carer’s allowance.

Weekly payments would rise from £62.70 a week to £73.10, which would bring the rate into line with jobseeker’s allowance.

Mr Corbyn’s policy drive comes as recent polling on who would be the best prime minister saw him slump to 14 per cent among all voters and also follows criticism by Labour MP Neil Coyle, who said a complaint made about him by the Islington North MP’s office was ‘absurd’.  

Arsene Wenger has been under sustained pressure from Arsenal supporters for the failure to win any silverware 

Arsene Wenger has been under sustained pressure from Arsenal supporters for the failure to win any silverware 

Arsene Wenger has been under sustained pressure from Arsenal supporters for the failure to win any silverware 

Supporters have demanded the veteran manager be replaced by the football club 

Supporters have demanded the veteran manager be replaced by the football club 

Supporters have demanded the veteran manager be replaced by the football club 

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