Jeremy Corbyn refused to say whether he would defend a Nato ally if it were invaded by Russia. The Labour leader was asked multiple times at a leadership debate in Birmingham if he would uphold the Nato principle of “collective defence” where an attack against one member is considered an attack against all.
But he refused to give concrete assurance that he would do so were he prime minister. Instead he said: “I would want to avoid us getting involved military, by building up democratic relationships.”
The Labour leader repeatedly stressed the importance of improving diplomacy with Russia but would not firmly commit to upholding article five, which enshrines the “collective defence” principle.
When pushed on whether he would sign off on the UK going to the aid of a Nato ally, he said: “I don’t wish to go to war. What I want to do is achieve a world where we don’t need to go to war, where there is no need for it. That can be done.
Corbyns sycophantic attitude towards Russia and Putin gives you some idea of the “diplomatic route” his administration would follow if ever in power. No doubt there will be invites to tea on the Westminster terrace for his “friends” at Hamas and ISIS.
Corbyn is living in some parallel world from the 1970s and his behaviour is like that of the stroppy second year undergraduate with a poster of Che Guevara on the wall and the obligatory Yasser Arafat scarf slung around the neck.
Add to this his PR adviser Seamus Milne, who thinks that what Stalin did is nothing like as bad as Hitler “because there were no Belsen of Treblinkas”………..forget about all the camps in the gulag, show trials and mass a starvation of various ethnic groups.
Corbin is to politics what Joseph Mengele was to the medical profession!