There has been a flurry of anger on social media after an interview Jeremy Corbyn did with ITV ended up with him “offending the Queen”. It comes as he was asked a specific question regarding a very important Royal Family tradition.
The United Kingdom Monarchy is extremely politically neutral and do not get involved in political matters. Although, this has not stopped journalists attempting to put Corbyn in a corner and reveal his true feelings towards the United Kingdom’s monarchy.
In the in the interview Corbyn is asked whether or not he watched the Queen’s speech. Corbyn replies with “Yes, it’s on in the morning and we sometimes have it on”. The interviewer then hits back at Corbyn and says “The Queen’s speech is on at 3pm in the afternoon“. Corbyn smirks and moves into another topic regarding how busy Christmas is.
Many have said that the interview would deeply offend the United Kingdom’s Monarchy. The Queen puts a lot of time and effort into her speech and the message she delivers is one which crosses every political line. It’s thought that Corbyn is not a fan of the monarchy and would rather it be abolished or reformed. ￼