Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Jeremy Corbyn’s Downing Street petition gatecrashed by brother Piers

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to clarify if he's received vaccine

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The former leader of the Labour Party was in Westminster to deliver a petition and to protest for a pay rise for nurses. But Piers Corbyn, along with anti-vaccine followers, surrounded the MP.

At 4pm on Tuesday, the former Labour leader joined the NHS Workers Say No campaign outside Downing Street.

As the MP was waiting to be let past security to deliver a petition calling for a 15 percent pay rise for NHS nurses, his brother appeared.

Piers Corbyn shouted into the microphone “no more lockdowns!” and “end the Covid con!”

Piers was asked whether the former Labour leader is yet to have his first coronavirus jab, to which the anti-vaxxer replied: ‘I don’t know if Jeremy has taken the vaccine.”

In an embarrassment to his brother, Piers said he would be disappointed if Jeremy did take the vaccine “because he might die.”

Jeremy has been vocal about rolling out Covid jabs around the world, but has not disclosed whether he has had a dose.

He told Iain Dale on LBC in June he had taken a vow that “I would not discuss my personal health with anybody” after questions about his health while serving as Labour leader.

Jeremy said: “I have been to my local community centres and our local mosque that was opened for people to get vaccines who haven’t got any appointments because many people…don’t have a GP.

“I’ve supported the campaign to get vaccinations locally and I will continue to do that.”

Mr Dale told the MP he was taking that as confirmation he has had the vaccine, to which Jeremy said: “You’re a very perceptive man.”

Piers also railed against current Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer outside Downing Street.

The anti-vaxxer and former London Mayoral candidate said Jeremy “doesn’t like Keir Starmer” because “he is a liar and a traitor”.

Earlier on Tuesday, Piers appeared at a protest outside Labour headquarters organised by groups opposing expulsions and suspensions.

Labour’s ruling body has agreed to proscribe four groups – Socialist Appeal, Labour in Exile Network, Labour Against the Witchhunt and Resist – in a move that could see at least 1,000 members automatically expelled from the party.

Piers said he was present to give “100 percent support” to those he said were “being purged from the Labour Party”, before comparing compliance with Covid vaccinations to Adolf Hilter’s Nazi Germany.

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