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He referred to economic claims made by the Leave campaign:

The Vote Leave bus said “we send the EU £350m a week, let’s fund the NHS instead”. There’s a couple of problems with that, firstly the UK Statistics Authority says that slogan is “misleading” and told them to stop using it. […] It’s an outright lie, and they know it. And they’ve since been forced to re-paint the bus.

“Outright lie”, from a man renowned for his generally calm and mild-mannered enunciation, was strong stuff. But it became stronger still:

Does anyone really believe that those from the hard right of the Tories and Ukip would spend any extra funds on the NHS? Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson really are wolves in sheep’s clothing, using this concern for the NHS to mask their real agenda.

You could almost sense the collective intake of breath from the assembled journalists – but Corbyn is correct.

Will Corbyn’s intervention be enough to sway both Labour supporters, and the public more widely?

Current polling has Leave ahead. Time will tell.

What can be deduced is a very unsubtle change of tactic from Corbyn and his camp. Jeremy the Fighter has arrived.

Source: Corbyn comes out fighting for a Labour ‘Remain’ vote, he didn’t mince his words | The Canary

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