Answer my question! Piers Morgan in heated clash with Jeremy Corbyn over Hamas
Piers asks Corbyn if Hamas should stay in power
Jeremy Corbyn clashed with Piers Morgan over Hamas in a heated interview tonight.
The TalkTV presenter grilled the former Labour leader, who currently sits as an independent MP following an antisemitism row, on whether Hamas is a terror group and if they should remain in power in Gaza.
But Mr Corbyn did not give a straight answer to either of the questions during the fiery exchange, which saw them repeatedly talk over each other.
The journalist said: “Why won’t you say Hamas should go?”
The Islington North MP replied: “Piers you have a very strange form of interviewing when you interrupt, shout and abuse your guest.”
Morgan asked again: “Would you keep Hamas in power?”
Mr Corbyn said: “What I said was there has to be a ceasefire, a ceasefire has to be both sides, that ceasefire will then hopefully develop into a longer-term peace.”
The pair then went back and forth over whether Israel would make peace with Hamas after its barbaric attacks on October 7.
Mr Corbyn said: “Look if you want to have a discussion fine. If you want to just shout at me that’s your prerogative, your TV, your show.
“Listen, what I said was a ceasefire means a ceasefire, it means both sides have to cease fire.”
As Morgan continued to question him on whether Hamas should stay in power, a visibly irritated Mr Corbyn said: “Are you done yet?”
Morgan said: “It’s a critical question. Should they stay in power? This country says they’re a terror group. Do you agree and should they stay in power?”
Mr Corbyn insisted he does “not approve, support or welcome Hamas”.
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The pair then shouted over each other as Morgan pressed him on whether he would call Hamas a terror group and said: “You can’t, can you?”
Mr Corbyn said: “Piers, is it possible to have a rational discussion with you? Is it possible? Come on, answer that question.”
Morgan said: “No it’s my show, you answer my question. Are they a terror group?”
Corbyn said: “Piers can I speak? If you let me speak I’ll say something. A ceasefire means both sides.”
Morgan said: “You’ve said that. Are they a terror group?”
Corbyn went on: “I said that because that is part of the process. Why do you think most nations in the world are calling for a ceasefire?”
Morgan said: “I’ve asked you two questions, should Hamas stay in power and are they a terror group, you’re refusing to answer either of them, that is very telling.”
Mr Corbyn replied: “It’s not very telling at all. What is very telling is your inability to keep quiet for 30 seconds to allow anybody to answer a question.”
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