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Hugo Rifkind

Corbynglish as a second language

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is so far out of the political mainstream he needs a whole new dictionary of terms

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

Corbynterpretation [n]: The inevitable process of debate, after Jeremy Corbyn is interviewed, over what he actually meant. Does the Labour leader believe the killing of Osama bin Laden was a tragedy, or not believe this? Would he like Britain to negotiate with Daesh or would he be opposed to that happening? Would he, or would he not, abandon the Falkland Islands? As in, ‘Well, that’s a matter of Corbynterpretation’ or, ‘No, no, those remarks have been totally misCorbynterpreted.

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