Remembrance Sunday: Jeremy Corbyn stays behind after ceremony to applaud WWII veterans
Pictures have emerged of Jeremy Corbyn quietly paying his respects to WWII veterans on Remembrance Sunday.
On the same day that the Labour leader was criticised for apparently not bowing properly, the images show Mr Corbyn stood next to the railings applauding as veterans march past at the Cenotaph in central London.
Tim Brown, an Ashfield Labour Cabinet member, tweeted a picture of Mr Corbyn with a number of veterans after the service, claiming: “Jeremy Corbyn went up to Horseguards to meet/talk with WW2 veterans while the other politicians went for VIP lunch”.
Labour has not confirmed whether the party leader had missed a VIP lunch, though it confirmed Mr Corbyn had a second ceremony to attend in his constituency of Islington North.
The DCMS, which is responsible for organising commemorations, has not responded to request for comment.
Jeremy Corbyn went up to Horseguards to meet/talk with WW2 veterans while the other politicians went for VIP lunch pic.twitter.com/c8Pa8yKTzD— LabourTim (@LabourTim) November 8, 2015
A pic you won't see in papers: Corbyn remained in the crowd after laying the wreath to applaud the veterans' march. pic.twitter.com/tLd3uEFr0k— Adam Payne (@adampayne26) November 8, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn showing 'disrespect' to veterans today pic.twitter.com/2eLxA6g7sF— Gary Barker (@Barkercartoons) November 8, 2015
Corbyn not at a VIP reception so he could talk to veterans away from the press. Still they say he doesn't show respect. #RemembranceSunday— tim. (@timfromdagworth) November 8, 2015
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