Jeremy Corbyn: 'I'll be Prime Minister in six months’

Jeremy Corbyn has reportedly claimed he will be Prime Minister before the year ends.

The Labour leader sat down with Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis before the two went on the Pyramid Stage together to rapturous applause.

He said Mr Corbyn told him he would be PM “in six months”.

His comments come as a Panelbase poll showed Mr Corbyn was perceived to be doing a good job by 45% of people – compared to just 28% for Theresa May.


During the Q&A between Mr Corbyn and Mr Eavis, the pair apparently discussed how Labour would scrap the Trident nuclear deterrent if they win a snap election.

Mr Eavis said he then asked Mr Corbyn when he was going to get rid of Trident, and Mr Corbyn replied: “As soon as I can.”

The future of Trident has been a major source of tension within Labour since Mr Corbyn assumed the leadership.

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The party is committed to renewing the nuclear weapons system, but Labour has said it will hold a strategic defence review if its gets into power.

However, a Labour source downplayed the comments and said that Mr Eavis appeared to be “paraphrasing” a conversation with Mr Corbyn.

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn added: “Jeremy and Labour are ready to fight another general election as soon as it is called.

Jeremy Corbyn and Michael Eavis drew rapturous applause at Glastonbury (REX)

“We will be campaigning to win and hope that Jeremy will be returned as Prime Minister.

“That is the case whether it’s in six months, as has been speculated on, or later.

“Both Jeremy and the Labour Party have long been committed to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty which aims to achieve a nuclear-free world.

The Labour leader reportedly told Mr Eavis he would scrap Trident as quickly as possible (PA)

“Trident renewal is Labour policy, as spelled out in our manifesto, which Jeremy and the party were proud to stand on in the election.”

Labour are hoping that a potential deal between the DUP and the Tories will break down or that Mrs May either resigns or is pushed out as leader, piling the pressure on the Government to have another election before the year is out.

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