Labour confirms Corbyn DIDN’T sing national anthem at service to honour Battle of Britain heroes
Jeremy Corbyn tonight claimed his refusal to sing the national anthem at a memorial service to remember the heroes of the Battle of Britain was ‘respectful’.
The new Labour leader, stood silently as the congregation at St Paul’s Cathedral sang God Save the Queen on the aerial conflict’s 75th anniversary.
The 66-year-old socialist, tonight defended his actions. A spokesman said Mr Corbyn had attended the service ‘to show respect for those who fought’ for Britain, but confirmed he had not sung the anthem on purpose. However, the Labour source added: ‘He stood in respectful silence during the anthem.’