Jeremy Corbyn: the EU must be defeated

Jeremy Corbyn: the EU must be defeated
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Oh dear. Jeremy Corbyn was caught out last week after a video emerged of him claiming that the European Union was creating a ‘military Frankenstein’. It now seems as if that criticism of EU wasn’t a one off. Here is Corbyn making a speech at a rally in 2010 in which he says the EU must be ‘defeated’:

EXC: Jeremy Corbyn called for the EU to be "defeated" in explosive comments unearthed by @talkRADIO: "The world's bankers, International Monetary Fund, European Union... we will defeat them and we will win that decency that we want in this world."

— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) February 11, 2019

He told the crowd:

'They – the worlds bankers – the international Monetary Fund, the European Union, are utterly united in what they want. Utterly united in deflation, suppressing the economy and creating unemployment. We need to be equally united…to show that the voice of those campaigning for peace, justice, socialism, will not be silenced by these people. We will win through. We will defeat them.'

Mr S wonders how long it will be before Corbyn joins up with Nigel Farage's new Brexit party...

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