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Jeremy Corbyn: I'm not interested in David Cameron pig allegations

Labour leader says allegations about knowledge of tax deals are more interesting

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is not interested in allegations about what David Cameron did or did not do with a pig while a student at university.

In an interview with the New Statesman magazine Mr Corbyn said he had “absolutely no response at all” to the story and that he was more concerned about allegations regarding knowledge of tax agreements, which made in the same book.

Call Me Dave, an unauthorised biography of Mr Cameron by former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft, made a number of allegations about the Prime Minister.

The peer alleges that Mr Cameron knew about his non-domiciled in 2009, stating that Mr Cameron was “fully aware of my status as a so-called non dom.

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“Indeed we had a conversation about how we could delay revealing my tax arrangements until after the election,” he said.

Mr Ashcroft’s non-domiciled tax status became public knowledge in March 2010. The Prime Minister said at the time he had only known about it for a month.

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“I am concerned about the alleged knowledge, or not, of the non-dom status of some of his friends in the House of Lords,” Mr Corbyn said.

The “pig” allegations, about which Mr Corbyn has said he has no interest, refers to an allegation that Mr Cameron inserted his private parts into the head of a dead pig whilst a student at Oxford University, which friends of Cameron say is "utter nonsense".

Lord Ashcroft said in the same book that the claim, allegedly made by an MP who attended the university at the same time as David Cameron, could have been a case of mistaken identity.

Downing Street has declined to comment on any of the allegations made in Lord Ashcroft’s book.


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