He added that the new leader’s drive to celebrate the “fizz” of ideas and energy among new members also had great appeal.
A long-standing campaigner for nuclear disarmament, Corbyn infuriated senior shadow cabinet colleagues after saying
He said: “It would be dishonest of me to say anything less than my honest view on it”.
Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech – a nationally televised event Tuesday – to try to soften his image as a radical left-winger who will dash the party’s electoral hopes by bringing back discredited policies from the past.
Corbyn said he believed it was “immoral” to have or use nuclear weapons. “I believe it is possible”. A few words on the Today programme did the trick. If he became Prime Minister would he ever press the nuclear button? The SNP, which is calling for the £100-billion nuclear deterrent to be scrapped, has campaigned stringently against the program’s renewal.
The Leader of the Opposition will use his first visit to Scotland since being elected UK Labour leader to pledge to work alongside Kezia Dugdale.
“I don’t think that a potential prime minister answering a question like that in the way in which he did was helpful”.
Amongst others to question their leader’s stance were shadow business secretary Angela Eagle and Lord Falconer.
He said: “Too many people have told me that they think the Labour party lost its way”.
“There is no decision required until probably next summer on this and I hold a view, which is well-known, on nuclear weapons…”
He said the Labour was “just saying what he means and I agree with that”.
Early polls suggested people like what they heard and like his leadership style. We are not under threat from that.
“We haven’t been given an official reason for why he’s pulled out, or an apology from him, but we get the sense that he had simply had enough of doing media and refused to do any more“.
Mr Corbyn said: “Me and my team went through a lot of time preparing this speech and working out how to put across what is actually quite a complicated message”.
‘The only other country that has given up nuclear weapons is Ukraine – which is being invaded by the Russians’.
A vote on replacing Britain’s current nuclear deterrent with a more sophisticated Trident system is expected to take place at Westminster next year.
Politicians in the United Kingdom are expected to decide on the future of Trident in 2016. “As far as I’m concerned we start from the policy we have”, she told BBC Radio 4.
“If you look at the Syrian refugees, the motion about helping them came from Sian together with Flick [Rea, Lib Dem councillor] back in March originally”.