Jeremy Corbyn duped into signing paper saying ‘I support terrorists’ by prankster

This is the moment a 15-year-old prankster duped Jeremy Corbyn into signing a piece of paper saying he ‘supports terrorists’, is an ‘anti-Semite’ and is being paid by ‘Iran TV’. 

Thomas Chambers walked up to the Labour leader during an event at Gloucester University on Saturday and asked him to sign a folded up piece of paper. 

He then unfurled the A4 sheet with Mr Corbyn still stood next to him to reveal an image of the 70-year-old wearing a Soviet t-shirt with the caption, ‘I support terrorists and I am an anti-Semite. Also I am on Iran TV payroll.’

Thomas Chambers walked up to the Labour leader during an event at Gloucester University on Saturday and asked him to sign a folded up piece of paper

Thomas Chambers walked up to the Labour leader during an event at Gloucester University on Saturday and asked him to sign a folded up piece of paper

Thomas Chambers walked up to the Labour leader during an event at Gloucester University on Saturday and asked him to sign a folded up piece of paper

He unfurled the sheet to reveal it read, 'I support terrorists and I am an anti-Semite. Also I am on Iran TV payroll'

He unfurled the sheet to reveal it read, 'I support terrorists and I am an anti-Semite. Also I am on Iran TV payroll'

He unfurled the sheet to reveal it read, ‘I support terrorists and I am an anti-Semite. Also I am on Iran TV payroll’

The prank was filmed by Mr Chambers’ former Labour-supporting father, Alastair, 38, and obtained exclusively by The Sun

Surprisingly, neither Mr Corbyn’s security nor his supporters appeared to notice what had happened. 

Mr Chambers, from Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, said the stunt was ‘my idea’ and added: ‘I don’t like his views in relation to anti-Semitism and I don’t like how he is affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah, who he refers to as friends.’

His father said he had always been on the ‘socialist spectrum’ but would be voting for the Conservatives at the election because Mr Corbyn ‘disgusts me’. 

The 15-year-old said: ‘I don’t like the views put forward by Jeremy Corbyn and I came up with this idea. I thought it was a good prank.

‘I heard rumours that M Corbyn was coming to Gloucester and printed it out with his head photoshopped onto another picture and took it to the Oxstalls campus.

‘I asked Jeremy to sign it and then I unravelled it to reveal what he had signed. I don’t think he noticed what was on it.’

Thomas who attends St Peters School in Gloucester said that his friends had congratulated him all day and received no negative feedback.

The family have not heard from Mr Corbyn or the Labour party itself.

Chants of 'Oh, Jeremy Corbyn' broke out at the event at Gloucester University on Saturday

Chants of 'Oh, Jeremy Corbyn' broke out at the event at Gloucester University on Saturday

Chants of ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ broke out at the event at Gloucester University on Saturday 

Thomas has been offered large cash amounts for the signed document. Thomas added: ‘Unless it is a substantial amount I shall be framing it as a memento of the day I conned the leader of the Labour Party.’

The Labour leader was met with chants ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ before he addressed a packed lecture hall. 

He vowed to put Brexit to a second referendum after negotiating a new deal with the EU ‘within three months’. 

He also spoke the difficulty of getting on the housing ladder, zero hours contracts and the importance of not letting Brexit divide the country because Remainers and Leavers often had similar interests. 

Mr Corbyn has nurtured links with many extremists and terrorists in the past, including Hamas and Hezbollah, convicted IRA members, Gerry Adams, President Assad of Syria, as well as President Maduro of Venezuela.

In 2014, he attended a ‘peace conference’ in Tunisia with many Hamas leaders, where he laid a wreath near the graves of Palestinian terrorists responsible for the massacre of Jewish athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

Officials from the Lebanese group Hezbollah, classified by the US government as a terror organisation and which has called for the destruction of Israel, were invited by Mr Corbyn to a meeting in 2009.

He said: ‘It will be my pleasure and honour to host an event in Parliament where our friends from Hezbollah will be speaking.’

Last night Jewish leaders claimed  Labour’s insistence it was doing all it can to tackle anti-Semitism ‘stretches credulity’. 

On BBC1's Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell was shown the front pages of three Jewish newspapers illustrating the anger of the community over Labour's anti-Semitism crisis

On BBC1's Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell was shown the front pages of three Jewish newspapers illustrating the anger of the community over Labour's anti-Semitism crisis

On BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell was shown the front pages of three Jewish newspapers illustrating the anger of the community over Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said he was ‘saddened’ after being confronted with claims that Jeremy Corbyn in No 10 would ‘harm the Jewish way of life’.

On BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday, he was shown the front pages of three Jewish newspapers illustrating the anger of the community over Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis.

In response, he insisted that the party was doing everything it had been asked to do by Jewish leaders. 

The Board of Deputies of British Jews tweeted yesterday: ‘John McDonnell’s claim that Labour is ‘doing all the things [the Jewish community has] asked’ over anti-Semitism stretches credulity.’

Last week the Labour Party’s Jewish wing announced it would not be campaigning for a Labour election victory for the first time in its 100-year history.

The Jewish Labour Movement said it would no longer send out activists to support candidates.  

‘The debate is over’: Jeremy Corbyn tells his shadow cabinet to obey him on Brexit as he fires-up his election campaign

By Joe Middleton for MailOnline

Jeremy Corbyn has told his shadow cabinet ‘the debate is over’ on Brexit, as he seeks to fire up his election campaign by focusing on climate change and social justice. 

The Labour leader told a meeting of his front bench colleagues it was time to back him on Brexit after a number of changes to the party’s stance on leaving the EU in the last 12 months.

At the party’s Brighton conference it was decided they would renegotiate Boris Johnson‘s deal with Brussels and then put it to the people in a referendum.

Mr Corbyn yesterday told a meeting of his front bench colleagues it was time to back him on Brexit, after a number of changes to the party's policy on leaving the EU in the last 12 months

Mr Corbyn yesterday told a meeting of his front bench colleagues it was time to back him on Brexit, after a number of changes to the party's policy on leaving the EU in the last 12 months

Mr Corbyn yesterday told a meeting of his front bench colleagues it was time to back him on Brexit, after a number of changes to the party’s policy on leaving the EU in the last 12 months

Speaking to The Guardian, in the south-west London seat of Putney, Mr Corbyn said: ”I just said, ‘look, this debate is now over. We’ve done it, the party has now made its decision, and that’s it; and that’s what we’re going to campaign on’.’

Mr Corbyn also revealed that he was the one who decided to back Boris Johnson’s plan for an election on December 12.

He added: ”I put it to them quite clearly: I said, our objections are now gone. 

‘We are now supporting a general election – and everybody gulped. 

‘I didn’t alert anybody in advance – it was my decision. On my own. I made that decision. And they gulped, and said, Yes Jeremy.’

The content of the manifesto will not be decided until a meeting of senior Labour decision makers, but Mr Corbyn is keen to emphasise it will be about more than just Brexit. 

On Sunday Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey confirmed that the party could campaign to leave the EU in a second referendum if it secures a strong enough new Brexit deal from Brussels

On Sunday Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey confirmed that the party could campaign to leave the EU in a second referendum if it secures a strong enough new Brexit deal from Brussels

On Sunday Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey confirmed that the party could campaign to leave the EU in a second referendum if it secures a strong enough new Brexit deal from Brussels

The Labour leader added: ‘This election is about the future of this country. It’s about the environment. It’s about the cohesion of society. 

‘We can’t go on with austerity, poverty, inequality and injustice. We need a government that’s committed to reversing that. And we are the ones to do that.’

On Sunday Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey confirmed that the party could campaign to leave the EU in a second referendum if it secures a strong enough new Brexit deal from Brussels.

‘Ultimately underpinning our final decision is how good that deal is,’ the shadow business secretary told Sky.  

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