Jeremy Corbyn's car drives over BBC cameraman's foot arriving at Labour manifesto event

Journalist reportedly 'in good spirits' and has received first aid

Jon Sharman
Thursday 11 May 2017 11:32 BST
Corbyn's campaign van runs over cameraman's foot

A car carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ran over a BBC cameraman's foot outside a Labour manifesto event, it has been reported.

The cameraman was "in good spirits, but pain", according to one account.

Following the leak of Labour's draft manifesto on Wednesday Mr Corbyn did not attend the launch of his party's first general election campaign poster.

Instead he was reported to have been preparing for the "Clause V" meeting at which the manifesto's final form is to be decided. Labour's new poster features the slogan: "The Tories have held Britain back long enough".

According to a leaked draft of the manifesto, Labour will pledge to renationalise the railways and Royal Mail, spend an extra £6bn-a-year on the NHS and abolish university tuition fees alongside the bedroom tax.

The party will also consider proposals to review the Government’s plans to increase the state pension age to 67 in the next decade.

Despite Mr Corbyn’s long-held beliefs on nuclear disarmament, the document also stated Labour's support for the renewal of Trident – the UK’s nuclear deterrent system.

But, it added, "any Prime Minister should be extremely cautious about ordering the use of weapons of mass destruction which would result in the indiscriminate killing of millions of innocent civilians".

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