Britain’s left wing opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn frequently gets focus for his public pronouncements, but on Sunday his communications took a turn for the weird after his Twitter account was apparently hacked.
On the list of messages posted–and promptly deleted–to Corbyn’s 384,000 followers by an anonymous source was a dreamlike slur against Britain’s prime minister: “davey cameron is a pie.”
But one message sent by the mysterious invader was not far away from Corbyn’s own policy position.
About the BBC’s Today program on Monday, the actual Corbyn– not one for using foul language in public and mild mannered reiterated his opposition to replacing the nuclear weapons system, which consists of four subs equipped with nuclear missiles.
“If we would like to stay in a nuclear free world we must understand that people must create a contribution to it,” said the Labour party leader.
Formerly the party has supported reviving the weapon, but Corbyn, a dedicated anti-nuclear activist for much of his political life, needs to alter this.
On Now , Corbyn said he meant for non-parliamentary members of his party–more inclined to be anti-Trident than his members of parliament–to have a “large say” in determining the party’s policy with this problem.
He also failed to affirm or deny if he’d be attending against Trident arranged by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, of which Corbyn is Vice President.
Corbyn’s comments follow a reshuffle of his top team, where he gave the key defense policy occupation into a fellow critic of the nuclear arms capability of the UK.