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Jeremy Corbyn donates fruits of his labour to Momentum

In the aftermath of ‘traingate‘, one of the most striking things about the incident was not that Jeremy Corbyn had a seat despite claims to the contrary, but that the Labour leader and his team kept providing conflicting versions of events. Although Corbyn eventually admitted he had just wanted to sit next to his wife, this was only after his representatives had told hacks that the issue was not that he couldn’t find two unreserved seats next to each other.

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