Jeremy Corbyn: from home-knitted jumpers to Harrington jackets, his style evolution
Newsnight has released a video from 1984 in which Jeremy Corbyn, current frontrunner in the Labour leadership election, was criticised by a Tory MP as a ‘Labour scruff’. How does it compare with his style now?
Newsnight has released a clip of Jeremy Corbyn being interviewed by the BBC outside the Houses of Parliament in 1984. At the time, he was the hard-left MP for Islington North, and a member of the Socialist Campaign group. Of course, the interviewer’s focus was not on his politics – rather, it was on the fact that he was wearing a jumper knitted by his mum.