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Labour shadow minister’s confusion over Jeremy

31 July 2017

10:53 AM

31 July 2017

10:53 AM

Labour’s Brexit position is confusing enough for the best of us, but one shadow cabinet minister found a unique reason for being lost for words this morning. The party’s Barbara Keeley appeared to lay into Jeremy Corbyn during an interview on 5 Live – only to backtrack saying she had been referring to a different Jeremy: Jeremy Hunt. Having responded to a question about Corbyn’s stance on free movement – that it should end – Keeley told Nicky Campbell that such a position would only make ‘the situation worse’. But when she was asked to explain why she was laying into the Labour leader, Keeley used an inventive ‘get out of jail’ card:

BK: ‘Look, look, you’ve confused me about Jeremys this morning. We’ve got two Jeremys in this conversation, haven’t we?’

NC: ‘You might want to clarify that then. I mentioned that your leader was explicit that freedom of movement must end and you said that’s a strange thing to say.’

BK: ‘Sorry, I thought you were talking about Jeremy Hunt’

Oh dear…


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