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Piers Morgan pinpoints Jeremy Corbyn's 'election losing' moment in Andrew Neil interview


The Good Morning Britain presenter shared a video clip of the Labour leader being asked nine times by Mr Neil how he will find the money to compensate the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaigners with their pensions. The veteran BBC broadcaster grilled Mr Corbyn on the billions of taxpayers’ money he is using to fund his major nationalisation policies in the Labour Party manifesto.

Mr Morgan tweeted the devastating clip accompanied by the caption: “This alone is election-losing.”

In its election manifesto, Labour promised to compensate an estimated 3.7 million women who believed they lost out financially due to changes in the state pension age – however, it did not publish its full costing.

The party has estimated the payout could amount to £58 billion over five years – with individual payments averaging £15,380 running to a maximum of £31,300.

It follows a lengthy campaign by the so-called “WASPI women” who said they were given insufficient time to prepare for the changes brought in by the former coalition Government.

On the Andrew Neil Show, Mr Corbyn refused to answer several times how he would find the £60 billion to compensate the women.

Mr Neil said: “At the weekend you said you were going to compensate the WASPI women and they are the ones who feel they have been hard done by state pensions.

“But I don’t see I have got your grey book here, the costings for it.

“I don’t see any sign of how you are going to pay for it?”

READ MORE: Corbyn’s fantasy WASPI plans exposed as Neil asks question NINE times

Flustered, he once again refused to answer and insisted the WASPI women pension fund was a “moral issue”.

Mr Neil said he acknowledged his concerns but said that was not his question and proceed to ask Mr Corbyn a further six times.

Eventually, Mr Corbyn was forced to admit the party may have to resort to further long-term borrowing to cover the cost.

He said: “Had a court case gone the other way the Government would now be having to do it.

“What we are saying it is we will do it.

“We will do it by paying for it from Government reserves and if necessary, because it is not all going to be paid for in one year, we will have to borrow in the long term.”



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