Jeremy Corbyn to hang out with 'stars' and former critic at Labour conference
Ayesha Hazarika will host a 'unique and inspiring chat show-style event'.
Jeremy Corbyn has previously suggested that he is happy to forgive those Labour moderates who criticised his leadership.
"I’m very keen on providing olive branches," he said last year. "I’m growing an olive tree on the balcony of my office. It’s doing very well. It’s thriving."
During this year’s general election campaign, he told a rally in Runcorn: "I hear some people have said some nasty things about me. I forgive them."
And now the Labour leader is putting his money where his mouth is - by teaming up with one of those people who said nasty things.
In June last year, comedian and former Labour adviser Ayesha Hazarika wrote for TP about how Corbyn was going nowhere. "This dude has got wasted on the Kool-Aid," she declared.
In January this year, she suggested that a relaunch had not gone entirely to plan. "It would be pretty amazing if he could destroy his opponents in other parties as well as he is doing within the Labour party," she stated.
But after the general election, Hazarika struck a different tone. "I’ve literally face-planted myself in humble pie since the wee hours of Friday morning," she wrote.
Now Labour has told members that Hazarika will "host a unique and inspiring chat show style event" at this year’s Labour conference. Those coming up trumps in a prize draw will get the chance to rub shoulders with the Labour leader and a few celebs.
"Your fellow guests will include Jeremy Corbyn alongside senior Labour politicians and stars", stated a recent email to members.
It is not known which stars have been lined up for the event. Or if Corbyn will have his olive tree with him.