Jeremy Corbyn praises David Cameron’s support of same-sex marriage, despite opposition
The Labour leader praised the Prime Minister’s support of same-sex marriage and LGBT equality.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has praised outgoing Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, highlighting his contribution towards marriage equality for same-sex couples.
During a question session following last week’s EU referendum, Mr Corbyn took time to praise his political rival for the work he has done as leader of the country.
“On a personal note, I have many fundamental disagreements with the policies of the Prime Minister and his governments,” he began.
“Nevertheless, as he announces the end of his premiership it’s right to reflect that he led a government that delivered equal marriage – against the majority of his own MPs – and he was right to do so.”
Mr Corbyn echoed the Prime Minister, who listed same-sex marriage as one of his major achievements when announcing his resignation outside 10 Downing Street last week.
“I am very proud and very honoured to have been Prime Minister for six years,” he said.
“I believe we’ve made great steps. Building a bigger and stronger society, and enabling those who love each other to get married, whatever their sexuality.”
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The Labour leader also praised Mr Cameron for his response to the Bloody Sunday inquiry and his reaction to the murder of Jo Cox, who was killed ten days ago.
However, the MP for Islington was quick to condemn members of his own party, following an onslaught of resignations in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
The leader cautioned MPs on all sides of the House against “internal factional manoeuvring at this time”.
Mr Corbyn said that although he regrets the resignations, he will stand in any new leadership election – before announcing his new shadow cabinet.