I’m under far more scrutiny than I’ve ever been in my life before. At one level, I feel irritated by it because nobody really likes it when you’re under scrutiny 24/7, but I’ve learned to live with that.
Last week the Daily Mail ran an in-depth and completely bizarre deconstruction of Corbyn's choice of Christmas card.
Its analysis found a tonne of "hidden meanings" including a "Maoist bicycle" and "a chilling reminder of the Winter of Discontent".
But, when it comes to the media, Corbyn still picks up the newspaper. He remarked:
When I was buying a paper just now, this guy said to me, ‘you don’t need to buy any of those, they’re all going to be attacking you’. So I said, ‘no, no, I’ve got no problems with the Irish Post or the Leinster Leader. Or the Morning Star.'