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Jeremy Corbyn vows to provide Chequers to homeless if he turns into Prime Minister | Politics | Information – NEWS BY CONVI GMBH

Jeremy Corbyn vows to provide Chequers to homeless if he turns into Prime Minister | Politics | Information


The Labour chief made the extraordinary provide in an interview with ITV’s Julie Etchingham. It follows the lead of John McDonnell who beforehand mentioned he would do the identical with Quantity 11 Downing Avenue if he grew to become chancellor.

Mr Corbyn mentioned he would “certainly” quit the 10-bedroom stately residence – the place former prime minister Theresa Might discovered Cupboard settlement for her Brexit plan and hosted a press convention with US President Donald Trump – to these with out a residence.

The 16th-century residence in Buckinghamshire’s Chiltern Hills was gifted a century in the past to whoever holds the workplace of prime minister to permit them a spot to retreat from the bustle of Downing Avenue, with Chequers solely 41 miles from Westminster.

In the course of the interview, which matches out on ITV at 7.30pm tomorrow, Ms Etchingham mentioned: “John McDonnell mentioned he wouldn’t transfer into No 11 – he’d enable a homeless household to dwell there.

“Would you take into account giving up Chequers should you had been Prime Minister?”

The Labour chief replied: “I’d certainly. It may well’t be proper. We’re a rustic with 150 billionaires, and we’ve nonetheless obtained folks sleeping on the streets.”

Mr Corbyn additionally steered he was uncertain when the Queen’s message is broadcast on Christmas Day.

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Requested whether or not he sat down to observe the Queen’s annual message, he mentioned: “It’s on within the morning, normally we now have it on.”

However he was corrected by Ms Etchingham, who informed him: “It’s not on within the morning. It’s at three o’clock within the afternoon.”

Mr Corbyn replied by saying he and his household “don’t watch tv very a lot on Christmas Day” and are sometimes out visiting homeless shelters as an alternative.

Mr Corbyn additionally used the interview to repeat his apology to individuals who had “suffered” because of the anti-Semitism in his social gathering and referred to as the rise in racism towards Jewish folks “appalling”.

He mentioned: “Anti-Semitism is a vile evil in our society. I’m not a racist, in any kind – I’ve spent my life opposing racism.

“And, I believe the therapy of Jewish folks that endure from anti-Semitism is appalling.

“And the place there’s been delays by my social gathering in instituting a course of, in fact, I apologise to those who suffered because of it.”

Mr McDonnell mentioned he would hand over Quantity 11 to the homeless if he turns into Chancellor.

He mentioned he had no intention of shifting into Downing Avenue as he was rooted to the neighborhood of Hayes and Harlington, the place he’s an MP.

Talking on the Labour convention in Brighton he mentioned: “If there is a vacant flat, we would home a homeless household.

“Let’s clear up a part of the housing disaster.”

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