Jeremy Corbyn’s Friend Confusion
This next story speaks volumes about former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Sir Keir Starmer of “primary school stuff” after the Labour leader denied he was a “friend”. Sir Keir earlier this month repeatedly insisted he never considered his predecessor as a “friend”, despite previously using the term to describe him.
Speaking on LBC tonight, the former Labour leader said: “It makes me sad, actually. I don’t know why he says that.
“I mean, I worked with Starmer. He was in the shadow cabinet. I went to Brussels with him. Yeah, I worked with him, I worked with lots of people.”
So Corbyn is sad Starmer once called him a friend, but now denies he was a friend. Yet at the same time:
Asked if he regarded Sir Keir as a “friend”, Mr Corbyn said: “I regarded him as a colleague. I never regarded him as a friend.
Then again, Corbyn has denied he is antisemitic, so he clearly has no self awareness as to how ridiculous he sounds.
And speaking of Corbyn and friends…