JEREMY Corbyn “would not defend this country” and struggles to answer simple questions, Boris Johnson declared in a scathing review of the Labour leader’s Question Time performance.
The Foreign Secretary accused Mr Corbyn of a perceived weakness on the defence of the UK, following his refusal “to confirm” he would use the country’s expensive nuclear programme.
Mr Johnson said: “When it came to Jeremy Corbyn on the defence of our country, we have invested £31billion in the Trident nuclear programme and he absolutely refused to confirm that he would even use it.
“Thereby voiding the logic of deterrents, he would not stick up for or defend this country.”
Mr Corbyn is a lifelong nuclear disarmament and peace campaigner, who has repeatedly displayed a reluctance over the renewal of the current Trident arrangements although his party’s manifesto commits a Labour government to do so.