Labour election chief has been forced to apologise after saying Prince Harry should be left in Afghanistan at the mercy of the Taliban
In a speech at a Stop the War rally in February 2013, former Communist party member Mr Murray said: “There’s the war on Afghanistan where we have to campaign to bring all our troops home now.
“I mean I suppose we could offer to leave Prince Harry if that would help?
“Otherwise all the troops must be brought home now.”
Murry was soon confronted over the jibe and apologised, saying to the sun it was a: “flippant remark in poor taste”.
He added: “I was delighted that Prince Harry returned home safely and, as I said in my speech, I only ever wanted our troops to return home safely from that conflict.”
Senior Labour officials have urged Corbyn to sack Mr Murray
Security Minister Ben Wallace told the Sun: “We know Corbyn and his commie friends hate Britain but more worrying is their constant acceptance of terrorism.
“They view our brave soldiers and police as the enemy.”
Tom Tugendhaut, who served in Afghanistan and is campaigning for re-election in the Tunbridge and Malling constituency, added: “Offering a British soldier as a hostage to our enemies is disgraceful.
“All those that served our country deserve the same respect.
“Andrew Murray has consistently tried to undermine the British Armed Forces and he has no place in a serious national party.”
Prince Harry was a gunner in the Army’s Apache attack gunship when serving in Afghanistan.
The Prince served a total of 20 weeks in Afghanistan.