By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 11:53 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 11:53 GMT, 3 December 2019
Jeremy Corbyn today refused to say whether he believed 'life should mean life' for terrorists convicted of the most serious offences.
He was also forced to deny that he and his allies want to abolish the UK's intelligence services.
He made the remarks during an appearance on ITV's This Morning programme as he was grilled by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
It came after Boris Johnson suggested Mr Corbyn would be a security risk if he becomes PM.
Mr Johnson said the UK's closest allies were 'very anxious' about Mr Corbyn being elected to Number 10 and accused him of being 'naive' to the terror risk Britain faces in the wake of the London Bridge attack.
Mr Corbyn is desperately trying to kick start Labour's general election campaign amid signs that the party is stalling in the polls and still remains a long way behind the Tories.
But the Labour leader's appearance on TV this morning was dominated by questions about his approach to justice and national security.
Jeremy Corbyn was forced to deny that he wants to abolish MI5 during an appearance on This Morning today
The Labour leader also refused to say whether terrorists convicted of the most serious offences