One Labour MP criticised the party leader’s links to Press TV, and said he should donate all the money to a Jewish charity.
In 2011 Mr Corbyn took part in a round-table discussion on the channel with journalist Yvonne Ridley, lamenting the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Been on that show myself.
Mr Corbyn told PinkNews his £20,000 fee for four appearances between 2009 and 2012 ‘wasn’t an enormous amount, actually’.
Bastards! I got £90 (err, maybe £70?) a pop!
True, I was doing it while working for Ukip as a press officer. In work training you might call it. What’s it actually like to be live on air, think on your feet (or sitting down) etc. Plus £90 is £90 of course. The one show I really remember was me and an econ professor taking the piss out of some bloke who claimed that the gold dinar was the solution to everything. At one point he started insisting that slivers of gold encased in plastic should be used to make change…….Ah, no, another one, with the Interpal bloke. Yanks had threatened to pull Lloyds US banking licence if they continued to operate a current account for them. Definite over reach there, no?
BTW, yes, I do think Press TV should be allowed to broadcast. Free speech and all that. And anyone who wants to be on it then fine.
But to describe £20k, just about median wage for the average worker for a year, for four hours work as “not an enormous amount, really” is taking the piss.