Jeremy Corbyn sits on train floor... and his supporters love it
Has the Labour leader taken yet another leaf out of Bernie Sanders' book?
Jeremy Corbyn has reinforced his ‘man of the people credentials’ – by spending three hours sitting on the floor of a packed train.
The Labour leader could have upgraded to first class for his journey to Gateshead to debate Owen Smith in the latest Labour leadership hustings.
Instead he gathered his reading material (Private Eye and The Guardian) and settled down on the floor along with 20 other seatless commuters.
“This is a problem that many passengers face every day, commuters and long-distance travellers,” he said.
“The reality is there are not enough trains, we need more of them – and they’re also incredibly expensive.”
The footage was captured by freelance filmmaker Yannis Mendez, who has been following Corbyn and volunteers for his campaign. It was published by The Guardian and immediately seized on by many his supporters.
It comes after Bernie Sanders' supporters launched a social media campaign highlighting their candidate's frequent appearances on commercial airlines.