By Adam Spartley
THE LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn came to Thurrock this morning on a flying visit just 48 hours before the local elections. Mr Corbyn came to Stifford Clays to give support to Labour candidate, Lee Watson and her colleagues as they fight in sixteen wards in the borough.
YT reporter Adam Spartley asked Mr Corbyn for this thoughts on local and national issues. The interview was conducted less than five miles from Tilbury Docks, where in 1948 the first post-war Caribbean migrants arrived from Kingston, Jamaica aboard the Empire Windrush.
The Windrush scandal has seen the Conservative government embroiled in controversy and culminated in the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Ms.Rudd has since been replaced with Sajid Javid, who has assured the public that his ‘most urgent task’ is to get to grips with the Windrush crisis.
Jeremy Corbyn fielded all questions with his usual resolve and seemed unaffected by a passing driver shouting ‘Corbyn you moron’ mid interview.