Labour leader who voted against weapons renewal programme quipped about ridding UK of it, says Glastonbury founder

Jeremy Corbyn intends to scrap the UK’s Trident nuclear programme as soon as possible, according to the founder of the Glastonbury festival, Michael Eavis. As the festival in Somerset ended on Sunday Eavis recounted a conversation he had had with the Labour leader, telling an audience yesterday that he had asked Corbyn: “When are you going to get rid of Trident?” Corbyn, he said, had replied: “As soon as I can.”

According to the news site Somerset Live, Eavis told the audience at a Q&A session: “Wasn’t [Corbyn] fantastic? I said to him ‘when are you going to be prime minister?’” Corbyn had responded: “In six months.”

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