Apparently this image is misleading as the T-shirts were printed in the UK by a reputable company. Perhaps this merely shows the lengths to which the Mail went, in order to attack Jeremy Corbyn. What a shame the claims against him proved to be a fabrication![Image: Suvra Kanti Das].

Apparently this image is misleading as the T-shirts were printed in the UK by a reputable company. Perhaps this merely shows the lengths to which the Mail went, in order to attack Jeremy Corbyn. What a shame the claim against him proved to be a fabrication![Image: Suvra Kanti Das].

It makes a good story – but it seems the Mail on Sunday has been trying to stitch us up with its attempt to accuse Jeremy Corbyn of hypocrisy because T-shirts sold to support his campaign were made in sweatshops.

Here’s why:

Mr Corbyn had nothing to do with the T-shirts.

They were sourced by Corbyn supporter Daniel Ryder for Momentum, the organisation that supports Mr Corbyn’s leadership of Labour – in good faith.

He explains as follows, on his Facebook page:

160725 T-shirts Daniel Ryder

Another day, another deception about Jeremy Corbyn destroyed. What will be tomorrow’s silliness?

T-shirts sold to raise money for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign are being made by poverty-stricken workers earning just 30p an hour, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The machinists in Bangladesh toil for up to ten hours a day to make the garments, which are believed to have raised thousands of pounds for the Labour leader’s fighting fund.

Corbyn has previously attacked the pay and working conditions faced by clothes labourers in Bangladesh and urged consumers to think twice about buying products made in the impoverished country.

Yet a Mail on Sunday investigation has discovered that Momentum – the Left-wing organisation central to Corbyn’s leadership campaign – has bought hundreds of the T-shirts, some emblazoned with the politician’s name in superhero-style lettering, to sell here for £10 each.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn in T-shirt scandal where poverty-stricken workers fund leadership campaign | Daily Mail Online

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