General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn heckled at Glasgow campaign event

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Jeremy Corbyn was heckled by a member of the public in Glasgow today as he made his first campaign stop on a two-day visit to Scotland.

Arriving at Scotstoun community centre in the west of the city, Mr Corbyn was asked: “Do you think the man who is going to be prime minister of this country should be a terrorist sympathiser?”

Mr Corbyn was heckled on a visit to Glasgow today

Mr Corbyn was heckled on a visit to Glasgow today

He continued: “Who is going to be the first terrorist invited to the House of Commons when you are prime minister?”

Mr Corbyn did not respond and was ushered inside the venue by party colleagues.

The member of the public later identified himself as the Rev. Richard Cameron, a local Church of Scotland minister.

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The incident did not disrupt Mr Corbyn’s planned speech. Speaking to a room full of activists and Labour candidates, he said: “We have an industrial plan for Scotland and we will develop jobs and industries in sustainable ways.

“I want to lead a Labour government in the UK who will work with a Scottish Labour government to develop the economy in Scotland.”

He continued: “This is a general election where there is a simple choice about the government you want in Westminster - it’s either going to be a Conservative government, or a Labour government. Nobody else is going to form a government.

“Our manifesto will be coming out shortly and it will be inspiring in so many ways. I’ve got draft copies - but I’m not allowed to show you. It got leaked last time (in 2017) - I promise it wasn’t from me. But I am grateful as it gave everyone a sneak preview.

“But what it will mean is that in Scotland we will be investing £77bn in capital investment projects in a green industrial revolution. In jobs for the future, in hopes for young people.

“It will also be dealing with the grotesque levels of inequality that exist across the UK.”

Responding to the comments made by one of its ministers today, the Church of Scotland said it was an organisation with “a long history of engaging with politicians through a number of different channels”.

A spokesperson added: “Whilst we may occasionally robustly challenge policy issues with which we disagree, we always intend to do that in a way that is polite and measured and allows for reasoned debate.”