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Jeremy Corbyn Says He’s ‘Not Wealthy’ Despite £138,000 A Year Salary

Corbyn also owns a £600,000 home and will draw “the gold-plated pension offered to MPs, which will pay out at nearly £50,000 a year” when he retires, the Daily Mail reported.

Critics of the Labour leader slammed the remarks, made in Edinburgh yesterday.

Some called Corbyn a “hypocrite”, while an SNP spokesperson responded: “People listening to Jeremy Corbyn will be very surprised to hear him declaring that his six-figure salary does not make him wealthy, another example of how out of touch Labour is with Scottish voters,” according to the Telegraph.

Buzzfeed’s special correspondent James Ball commented that if a Conservative politician made the same remark they would be “crucified”.

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