Monday, January 16, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn makes "secret" trip to Copeland ...

Jeremy Corbyn was in Copeland yesterday in what a Labour MP described as a "secret" visit.

According to this article in the Huffington Post, Corbyn came up here by train on Sunday to meet Labour activists but, unlike deputy leader Tom Watson and various Shadow Cabinet ministers, he didn’t meet the public or go canvassing on the doorstep.

Told about this by the Huffington post, one Labour MP responded

“He was in Copeland? Come or don’t come, don’t come in secret! It will give rocket boosters to the sense that he knows he is sabotaging the campaign with his personal musings on civil nuclear [power].”

Appearing on Television Corbyn equivocated on whether he would back the new nuclear plant or not, saying 

“I don’t know what the circumstances will be at that time. I want to see...”

He also got the name of the proposed new nuclear plant in the constituency wrong, describing it as Moorfield rather than Moorside ...

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