Piers Corbyn tricked into ‘accepting’ £10,000 on condition he stops criticising AstraZeneca vaccine

Piers Corbyn tricked into ‘accepting’ £10,000 on condition he stops criticising AstraZeneca vaccine

Piers Corbyn was tricked into ‘accepting’ a fake £10,000 donation on the condition that he stops criticising the AstraZeneca vaccine, pranksters have claimed.

YouTubers Josh Pieters and Archie Manners pranked the anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorist by posing as investors in the vaccine who wished to support his cause on the condition that he layed off AZ and focussed on other vaccines instead.

In a video they explained that they contacted Corbyn to arrange a meeting. To film and prank Corbyn legally, they said, they had to actually invest in the company so bought one share for £100.

The pranksters then arranged to meet him and took out £10,000 in cash, which the showed Corbyn then switched with Monopoly money when he was distracted.

Upon meeting Corbyn, Pieters said he was an investor in the jab. He said:“It’s not from a personal standpoint it’s more of a case of, it’s good business.”

Pieters said he wanted to help him and pretended he agreed with his views. He then showed him the £10,000 in cash and said it was “a statement of intent”

“We’d love to keep funding you,” he said.

“That’s brilliant!” Corbyn replied.

“As long as I can accept it with no insistence on any policy changes or anything that I’m doing.”

Manners said: “We’re not asking for a change in policy or anything but if there is anything that could be done to focus a bit on Pfizer or Moderna... that would be a useful thing.”

Corbyn is the businessman brother of the former Labour leader, Jeremy, but he has made quite the name for himself all by himself due to his denial of climate change, anti-vaxxer credentials and for peddling the conspiracy theory that coronavirus doesn’t exist. He has been arrested for breaking lockdown and was last year criticised for attending an event addressed by Holocaust deniers.

In the mayoral election, he finished 11th with 20,604 votes, ranking below other odd candidates like Laurence Fox, Brian Rose and even Count Binface

“Knowing that I was an investor in AstraZeneca with a financial interest in the other vaccines doing badly, Piers Corbyn started writing down benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Pieters claimed in a voiceover to the video.

“We weren’t insisting on any policy changes but it seems Mr Corbyn was open to the idea of accepting our donation and focussing his efforts on Pfizer and Moderna,” he added.

Pieters also claimed that his money came from a family business. When he accepted the money, Corbyn said:

“If people ask where’s this come from I’ll say... it’s a businessman who runs restaurants.”

He added that he wouldn’t say anything about it coming from AstraZeneca.

Pieters concluded: “Whether people choose to get a vaccine or not is entirely their business. But listening to people who spread misinformation about vaccines, particularly when they are willing to accepting £10,000 made from vaccines is a different matter altogether.”

Too right.

Indy100 has contacted Piers Corbyn for comment.

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