Britain’s opposition Labour party has committed electoral suicide by picking left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday, in a highly unusual attack on an allied group. “The Labour party remains the only party that likes losing after the demise of the Washington Generals,” Renzi said. The U.S. basketball team shut down this year after losing more than 16,000 games to its sparring partner, the Harlem Globetrotters. Renzi is head of Italy’s largest centre-left group, the Democratic Party (PD), which is in the same political family as Britain’s Labour in the European Parliament. The prime minister said that Labour had condemned itself to languish in opposition by selecting Corbyn as its new leader after the previous head, Ed Miliband, resigned when Labour lost a general election in May.