Jeremy Corbyn would make ‘pact’ with SNP to be PM

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he would be willing to make a pact with the SNP to become prime minister.

Jeremy Corbyn speaks during an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb, in Tavistock Square, London. Picture: PA
Jeremy Corbyn speaks during an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb, in Tavistock Square, London. Picture: PA

The left-wing candidate, who has dominated the leadership contest since entering to “widen the debate”, raised the prospect of a new relationship with the Nationalists and Labour.

The stance would be a reversal of the position adopted by former leader Ed Miliband, who in the run-up to May’s general election said there would be “no deal, no pact, no coalition” with the SNP.