Jeremy Corbyn pulled apart by voter for ‘support for IRA terrorists’


Jeremy Corbyn was smacked down over his public support for the IRA terrorists killed by the SAS

The audience member confronted Mr Corbyn over why he was at a commemoration service for 8 IRA members who were killed by the SAS.

Mr Corbyn said: “I wanted dialogue in Northern Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s.

“I did make contact with Sinn Fein when their leadership was not allowed to travel to Britain, for example.

“I wanted there to be a peace process. We should all be pleased we’ve achieved a great deal through the Good Friday agreement.”

The audience member went on to criticise Mr Corbyn for attending a commemoration for eight IRA members killed by the SAS in Loughgall.

The Labour leader said there was a period of silence for “everyone who died in Northern Ireland” at the 1987 event.

When pressed further, Mr Corbyn said: “The contribution I made to that meeting was to call for a peace and dialogue process in Northern Ireland.

“It’s only by dialogue and process we brought about peace in Northern Ireland and I think that’s a good thing.”

Mr Corbyn has come under increasing pressure to admit that he has met the IRA in the past, something that he strongly denies.

The Conservatives are currently on track for a comfortable majority, however with just 9 days to go tensions are rising.

Labour have however come within 5 points of the Tories recent polls show.

There is a possibility of a potential ‘coalition of chaos’ with the Labour Party, Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrats.