Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn launched his new small business policy with a press conference at the Federation of Small Businesses. Alas things took a turn for the worse when the BBC’s Mark Lobel attempted to ask the Labour leader about the situation in Syria:
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 11, 2017
To dramatic effect, Corbyn walked out from behind his podium toward the reporter and snapped: ‘I’m really sorry, this is a Federation of Small Business conference’ — before going on to claim his media team had let it be known there would be no questions on the issue during the presser. However, hacks at the event claim Corbyn’s team were aware a question would be asked on Syria. So, was this conspiracy or cock-up? Given that Corbyn has made a habit of late of using media appearances to ‘stand up’ to the MSM, the former cannot be ruled out.
Happily, one person there could see the hacks’ side. The Federation of Small Businesses team went on to ask the crowd to refrain from heckling hacks for doing their job. If only Labour could follow their lead…