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Billy Bragg Says Jeremy Corbyn Article Was ‘Stitch Up’ By The Murdoch-Owned Times

Billy Bragg has accused The Times newspaper of “twisting” his words by implying he has withdrawn his backing for Jeremy Corbyn.

The Times described Bragg a “formerly loyal supporter” of Corbyn after comments he made at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

The activist, who is a long-time supporter of the Labour leader, criticised Corbyn for being a “20th century Labour man” who was unable to reach the electorate, according to a Times article on Tuesday. 

He has since called out the newspaper’s reporting as “b/s” and says he has been “stitched up”.

Speaking at the festival, Bragg reportedly said: “I worry about Jeremy that he’s a kind of 20th century man, we need to be reaching out to people”.