Despite having called the Leader of the Labour party “slow-minded”, Martin Amis doesn’t even get the trademark Jeremy Corbyn side-eye. He just gets a bemused shake of the head.
Last week, the literary giant with a first-class degree from Oxford University called the opposition leader with two Es at A-level “undereducated”.
Now, at an event at Leeds University, Corbyn hits back at a Tory front bench who went to Eton and Oxford. “They are over-educated and under-learned,” he says.
“I just find it wholly bizarre that you could judge somebody by the exams they passed in 1967.
“A friend of mine rang to say I always thought you got a ‘C’ and an ‘E’, Jeremy. And I said, ‘well, does it make any difference’? And they said, ‘of course not’.”
Neither Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS, or wartime leader Winston Churchill did well at school.
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