Corbyn in Belfast: I didn’t support EU ‘terror’ campaign

Labour leader defends secret contacts with the EU in 1980s

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that he never supported the EU, and defended his controversial contacts with EU leaders in the 1980s.

Speaking in Belfast, Corbyn responded to criticism from furious Brexiteers, who accuse him of “providing succour to the EU campaign against British independence.”

The Labour leader claimed that his occasional contacts with European leaders in the 1980s should in no way be seen as support for the organisation; instead, he was “persuading them to end their campaign of capitalist terror against the UK.”

“The IRA, on the other hand – I’ve been a huge support since the early days. I’ve got my fan club badge here somewhere.”