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BBC's Naga Munchetty snaps at Corbyn over united Eire ‘does he VALUE the union?’

BBC's Naga Munchetty snaps at Corbyn over united Eire ‘does he VALUE the union?’ 1

The BBC’s Naga Munchetty criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s document on defending the Union throughout what viewers described as a “car-crash” interview with Labour’s Andy McDonald, which one observer stated “laid naked” the “sheer hypocrisy” of Mr Corbyn’s stance on the Union. Throughout final evening’s BBC chief debate, critics equivalent to Tory Social gathering chairman James Cleverly identified the Labour chief’s “hypocrisy” for his concern over the destiny of Northern Eire. Talking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Munchetty grilled Mr McDonald on whether or not Mr Corbyn could possibly be trusted to maintain the UK collectively.

She stated: “Let’s speak about a number of the points that have been raised final evening. Considered one of them was Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. Jeremy Corbyn says a deal has been agreed which places border checks between Nice Britain and Northern Eire and due to this fact places the union in danger. 

“What is difficult is that not solely has Jeremy Corbyn campaigned for a united Eire but additionally stated to Nicola Sturgeon he’ll contemplate an independence referendum for Scotland. Does he, does the get together, even worth the Union?”

Mr McDonald replied: “Effectively completely and that’s the reason we’ve got stated to the SNP in clear phrases there can be no deal finished on the election of a Labour Authorities. We’ll countenance that within the fullness of time however it’s actually not going to be in an early Labour Authorities.”

Earlier than the talk, Jeremy Corbyn held a bombshell press convention, claiming {that a} leaked doc confirmed Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal would have a “devastating” impression on Northern Eire.

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In accordance with the Labour chief, the leaked Treasury report undermined the Prime Minister’s declare that underneath his Brexit deal there could be no checks on items shifting between Northern Eire and Nice Britain.

In the course of the debate itself, Mr Corbyn stated: “He spoke at a DUP convention and stated there could be no commerce restrictions after Brexit in any respect, we now know there are restrictions.”

He then instructed Mr Johnson put the way forward for the Union in danger with such a deal. 

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Mr Johnson was met with applause from the viewers when he responded he discovered it “barely curious” to be lectured concerning the union by Mr Corbyn.

Mr McDonald responded: “This PM stated that he would by no means put a border down the Irish Sea and he has finished simply that.”

The senior Corbyn ally then instructed that the “clamour for independence would subside” as soon as Labour injected funding into Scotland.

Social media reacted to Munchetty’s interview with a dismal view on how Mr McDonald fared.

One consumer tweeted: “Andy McDonald having a complete car crash interview on #BBCBreakfast with Comrade Corbyn sheer hypocrisy on Ireland and Scotland being laid bare.”

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