Jeremy Corbyn makes a joke about Virgin Trains at Labour conference, nails it

Louis Dor
Wednesday 28 September 2016 13:45
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The introduction to Jeremy Corbyn's keynote speech at the Labour party conference was greeted with a rapturous standing ovation.

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As he swanned to the podium, Corbyn raised a hand to thank the crowd, before starting his speech with a few thanks to those attending and those who had organised the event.

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He then proceeded to tell a little joke.

But I've got to slightly correct myself because I did say the hall is completely packed, well I did get a message on the way in from Virgin Trains, they have assured me there are 800 empty seats in the hall.

You can watch the full video, below:

And people noted that he actually delivered it well, as a brief look on Twitter will show you:

However, some were less impressed:

What a time to be alive.

Corbyn used his speech to praise Labour councils for implementing public ownership policies at a local level, to reiterate his pledges to nationalise the railway companies and to ban zero-hour contracts. He also announced that he will give councils freedom to borrow to build 60,000 extra council homes a year.

He accused the government of undermining employment rights and subsidising private landlords.

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