Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has dismissed suggestions of potential ill health and lack of stamina as he heads towards the UK’s most important general election for generations.
Speaking to BBC breakfast, he shrugged off the notion that he might under-perform as he’ll be the oldest first-time Prime Minister in 150 years, if he wins Thursday’s general election.
“I’m very healthy, very fit, very active and I’ve travelled more than any other party leader in this election”, the 70-year old Corbyn told the BBC’s Louise Minchin.
Despite facing an unexpectedly tough interview by Minchin, Corbyn repeatedly made light-hearted comments, by revealing, for example, that he eats “porridge” every morning.
On the broader question of the quality of his leadership, Corbyn dismissed repeated attacks on his “credentials” as a leader by staying on-message and insisting that he is “proud” of the Labour party’s manifesto and he sees his job as to “deliver it [the manifesto]”.