Corbyn bites Piers Morgan’s head off over suggestion he is ‘not a big beast’

Letting rip: Jeremy Corbyn savaged Piers Morgan for misrepresenting Labour’s response to the Budget.

It’s just a shame the injury was only inflicted metaphorically; This Writer is sure we’d all like to see Morgan’s head roll.

The incident occurred on ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain, where Jeremy Corbyn was attacking the Government over the £4.4 billion cuts to Personal Independence Payments that – we are told – prompted the resignation of former Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

Anybody who saw Corbyn’s barnstorming response to George Osborne’s Budget statement last Wednesday will know that Morgan was talking nonsense, and Corbyn himself did not hesitate to put the hated TV presenter in his place.

The ex-Daily Mirror editor said:

“What the party seems to be crying out for, whether it is on disability payments or Europe, what they are not hearing is you being a big beast in the jungle, smashing your chest and ripping into the Tories. It’s being left to the Tories to do all the ripping for you.

“When you watched even Iain Duncan Smith, the ‘Quiet Man’, roaring like a lion yesterday on television, did a little part of you not think: ‘I’ve really got to stop being so quiet because people are mistaking my quiet nature for a lack of passion and a lack of fire in my belly.’”

But Corbyn rejected the claim out of hand.

“Piers, I’m not clear where you’re getting this stuff from.

“We have stood up to try to defend the worst off in society, the most vulnerable in society. We have attacked this Budget for what it is – at the very core of it is unfairness and injustice within our society. That is what the Tory Party is about. That is what Iain Duncan Smith is about. That is what the Chancellor of the Exchequer is about.

“His Budget unravelled within hours of him presenting it, as his budgets usually do. Duncan Smith then had to resign. It’s time George Osborne considered his position because he’s put forward something that simply does not add up.”

Source: Jeremy Corbyn ‘Lets Rip’ At Tories Over Cuts As He Calls For George Osborne To Quit

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6 thoughts on “Corbyn bites Piers Morgan’s head off over suggestion he is ‘not a big beast’

  1. jeffrey davies

    well hes getting there pit6y he doesnt stomped on the blairites in this party but we now have a true labour man

    1. Joan Edington

      I agree. I just wish we had someone of his calibre in Scotland. I don’t know whose idea it was for him not to attend the Scottish conference last week but, if I was Corbyn, I would have wanted to distance myself from that. I am an SNP voter but I do believe that Labour up here should find someone similar to Corbyn (tough task). Although I support the SNP, there needs to be an efffective opposition, not just the current constant sniping.

  2. Neil Shaplin

    Yeah… no wonder Morgan doesn’t recognise it. This is a thinly-veiled and downright misfiring attempt to attack Corbyn again, and well done Jeremy for smacking it down with the contempt it deserves. And for smacking down its’ argument as well.

  3. Phil Lee

    It’s not just Gideon who needs to consider his position, it’s his boss.
    Frankly it’s long since time the Con party were locked up as the terrorist organisation they are – they’ve killed more Britons than Daesh have, which would be a source of shame for any government with even the vaguest hint of a conscience.
    It’s no wonder that so many of them what out of the EU – they don’t like the oversight and protection it provides.

  4. Terry Davies

    I never watch any corbyn interviews. usually read about them. Despise untalented and biased TV interviewers like piers morgan.

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