Corbyn snubs war dead: Labour leader turns down Passchendaele memorial to go on ...

Jeremy Corbyn Passchendaele battleGETTYJeremy Corbyn declined an invite to go to a ceremony to commemorate the battle of Passchendaele

Prime Minister Theresa May cut her holiday to ’s Lake Garda short to attend the ceremony to pay tribute to the 500,000 fallen World War One soldiers. 

The opposition leader was also invited by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but decided to send shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith to the Belgium event in his place.

A Labour source told The Sun Mr Corbyn had instead “marked the event on social media”. 

Tory MP David Morris attacked Corbyn, saying: “It is a terrible shame that Jeremy Corbyn and his allies chose not to attend this important event.

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