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    Jeremy Corbyn Proved To Be A Liar.

    Jeremy Corbyn has been branded a liar by Virgin as he told porkies in his video.

    Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage - BBC News

    Please keep an eye out for him as he could be on a train near you.



    Jeremy Corbyn

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    I wonder how he swill spin his reply to that one!!

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    Corbyn was setting an example to other politicians .

    The seats on trains are reserved for people who work for a living .

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Jeremy Corbyn has been branded a liar by Virgin as he told porkies in his video.

    Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage - BBC News

    Please keep an eye out for him as he could be on a train near you.



    Jeremy Corbyn
    I recognise that face, he's a multinicker on here, goes by the name of Fagin, the pickpocketer.

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    I don't know much about this story, but would like to add: Branson is a class A kunt...

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    He should resign, the lying twat.

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    Please, all politicians are liers.

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    Apparently he isn't lying. When first got on the train he couldn't find a seat that wasn't reserved. And he did sit on the floor. He was offered an upgrade to 1st class but refused it. A conductor then upgraded a family, leaving empty seats for Corbyn and his mates to sit on.

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    Hard to believe all the fuss they're making out of this.
    Folk have been complaining for ages about the lack of seats
    Not just on peak hours but on long journeys also.

    Any bs news but not the real news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    Hard to believe all the fuss they're making out of this
    wasn't it his spin doctors who first tried to get political mileage from it ? I doubt he thought of the tweet

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    The thing is that Corbyn wants to re-nationalize the railways. Branson doesn't want that to happen, so...............

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    The blokes a c u n t and on the mad mullahs payroll.

    Fucking terrorist.

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    Is strange though that this non event gets more media coverage than politicians fiddling expenses and fucking kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Is strange though that this non event gets more media coverage than politicians fiddling expenses and fucking kids.
    It's not a non-event. It is a blatant example of a politician lying and trying to take the piss out of the general public. He is a disgusting little turd who associates with terrorists, has said he is unwilling to use nuclear weapons and would not act to defend another NATO partner if that country was attacked. He is a piece of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    He is a piece of shit.
    Better than that other piece of shit Owen Smith

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    Labour MPs have written to the labour members in their ward to encourage them to vote for Owen Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    Jeremy Corbyn Proved To Be A Liar.
    You said you don't mind being lied to, in the Brexit thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Is strange though that this non event gets more media coverage than politicians fiddling expenses and fucking kids.
    here here.

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    ^Demonstrably utter nonsense.

    For one, the expenses fiddling scandal received massive media coverage for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    The thing is that Corbyn wants to re-nationalize the railways. Branson doesn't want that to happen, so...............
    This is the truth of the matter, right here...

    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    Owen Smith
    Has said that he won't Brexit because the voters were wrong. Wants to have another vote to get the answer he wants; sums up who he works for (bankers, eurocrats, but not the people who elected him).


    It seems that Virgin lied.

    The seats were reserved, but apparently you can sit in a reserved seat if you speak to a conductor; and a seat was found for him after a conductor moved folks into first class, so that a seat (a taken seat...) was now available. So, Virgin and Branson spin lies yet again; I suppose making record profits while providing a shite service is a money-spinner they wanna keep hold of...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    The seats were reserved
    No, these seats in carriage 'H' when he boards are clearly free.



    He walks past them to carriage 'F' where it seems all the free seats are reserved then he sits on the floor to do his little turn, before returning to carriage 'H' to take up one of the empty seats he had previously walked past.

    Did you look at the link?

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    ^ you and I, Cyrille, from that picture, simply do not know.

    Apparently, the timings of pictures coming from Virgin is way out of sync with the timescale of Corbyn's events and claims. It is telling that Virgin have admitted that Corbyn was seated AFTER they moved a family into first class to free up seats - if those seats in the picture above were available at the time then they would have simply seated him there - but they didn't because they weren't...

    Edited to add this link, but I've seen others where Virgin tell the exact same story:

    Confronted about the row, Corbyn repeated the explanation his camp gave on Tuesday night, saying: “I boarded a crowded train with a group of colleagues; we journeyed through the train looking for places; there wasn’t a place for all of us to sit down, and so for 40 minutes or so we remained on the floor of the train, in the vestibule.” He explained that a sympathetic train manager later found seats for him and his team, including his wife, by upgrading other passengers.
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...leadership-bid

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    It's a story because all Inter City travellers have an angle on seat reservations.

    Sit on a reserved seat at your peril. Everyone on board those packed trains is on edge and primed for a confrontation/quarrel.

    If the train operators had any balls they'd say one of the conditions of passage was that only passengers with reservations could get on board, but then that would screw up their revenue from people who end up riding shotgun.


    ps Not all carriages have paper reservation labels on seat backs, some have small overhead electronic reservation signs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    ^ you and I, Cyrille, from that picture, simply do not know.
    Well no, Betty. It's just that you apparently can't recognise an unoccupied, unreserved seat.

    Reserved...




    Unreserved...



    I see many admirable things about Corbyn's leadership, but this silly stunt was clearly very badly thought out and has rebounded on him quite amusingly.

    It seems very unlikely to me that Richard Branson would risk egg on his face from fucking around with the timings of these pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    if those seats in the picture above were available at the time then they would have simply seated him there - but they didn't because they weren't...
    But that was after he had walked past them when they were empty. The train may well have been full by the time he'd filmed his little fiction, but that does not mean he did not concoct the story initially.

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