But Mr Corbyn is passionate against nuclear weapons, and rallies during his summer leadership campaign were packed with anti-nuclear activists who hope he will scrap the missiles if he becomes Prime Minister.
For six decades, British governments have considered unilateral nuclear disarmament unthinkable, but the newly elected radical left-wing leader Corbyn, and his party members may commit a future Labour government to scrapping Britain’s Trident nuclear arms program.
This month Labour elected Corbyn, a 66-year-old backbench lawmaker who promises to combine old-school socialism with a new style of politics.
In previous years, Mr. Corbyn wrote a series of articles which appear to have endorsed the conspiracy theory about the “New World Order”.
“I want us to fulfil our obligations under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty”, Corbyn said on Sunday, as Labour’s annual conference opened in the seaside resort of Brighton – with a debate on nuclear weapons scheduled for the first time in many years.
Asked whether he could serve in a Labour government that was committed to scrapping Trident, he said: “We’d have to cross that bridge when we come to it”.
A formal decision will be made at a conference committee on Sunday.
“Labour have an opportunity to join a progressive alliance against the immoral, obscene and completely redundant weapons of mass destruction that Westminster continues to dump on the Clyde”.
Scottish Labour is reforming and is ready to take on a exhausted SNP administration more interested in a second referendum than governing in the interests of Scotland, Kezia Dugdale has said.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Given the clear view of Labour’s leader in favour of this crucial debate, together with very strong grassroots anti-Trident sentiment, conference’s failure to debate Trident policy is a both a surprise and a huge disappointment”.
Speaking after a fringe event at Labour’s conference in Brighton, Mr Johnson told the Press Association: “I met Jeremy last week”.
The veteran left-winger has been the MP for London’s Islington North constituency since 1983, and a vocal backbencher throughougt, but he had never been on a Labour “front bench” prior to becoming party leader.
“There are many people, military thinkers, who are very concerned, indeed opposed, to Trident because they don’t see it as part of modern security or defence”.
“I’m all for debate but, ultimately, we are going to have to have settled positions on things if people are to know what it is they are voting for”.
“The new deputy is well aware of the tough battle Labour faces to get re-elected, however, and said the key will be to “keep challenging” the Tory “myth” that Labour caused the 2008 crash”.
“The Stormont House Agreement seeks to address some of the most hard and challenging issues in Northern Ireland”.
Corbyn said he received 40,000 responses to his call for questions from the public.