Comments Corbyn has made to Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis have caused some controversy. Following Corybn’s appearance at the festival a Q&A with Michael Eavis was published in a local paper. Corbyn told Eavis he believed he would Prime Minister in six months and that he would scrap Trident “as soon as possible”.
Denials were issued shortly afterward and Corbyn said that Eavis was just paraphrasing. The Labour Party again reiterated their support for Trident renewal. Corbyn is well known for personally opposing nuclear weapons and has accepted that the refusal of the Labour Party conference in 2016 to discuss abolition of Trident is de facto support for its renewal. Further pressure is needed on Labour to commit to a policy that a vast majority of Corbyn supporters back — abolition of Trident.