Labour SNOWFLAKES: Jeremy Corbyn confuses viewers who ask ‘is he outside in the snow?’

Viewers of both Sky News and BBC News were confused by what appeared like either glitter or snowflakes floating around Jeremy Corbyn as he began his campaign speech in Lancaster. The unidentified flakes could be seen floating around and over the Labour leader as he addressed the crowd on his party’s free broadband plans. Viewers took it to Twitter to express their confusion. 

One user wrote: “Is he outside in the snow? It looks really odd on telly.”

Daily Mirror’s political correspondent Mikey Smith wrote: “Why does it look like it’s snowing on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech?” 

Sky News’ Lewis Goodall joked: “We go live now to the upside-down where Jeremy Corbyn has just started speaking…”

And Huffington Post’s Rachel Wearmouth asked: “Is Jeremy Corbyn in a snow globe or is it a Sky News graphic?”

The Labour leader said his party’s plans for free full-fibre broadband would help build a country “fit for the future”.

He added: “The internet has become such a central part of our lives – what was once a luxury is now an essential utility.

“That’s why full-fibre broadband must be a public service, bringing communities together with equal access in an inclusive and connected society. “

Mr Corbyn said the roll-out process will begin with “those with the least connectivity” in “rural and remote areas”, before moving on to towns and “well-connected urban centres”.

He continued: “British Broadband will oversee a publicly-owned full-fibre network and deliver free broadband to every home, with a phased roll-out over ten years. To do that, we will bring the relevant parts of BT, including Openreach, into public ownership.

“By creating British Broadband as a public service, we will lead the world in using public investment to transform our country, reduce people’s monthly bills, boost our economy and improve people’s quality of life.

“It will have national security benefits too – to me, that’s common sense.”

Mr Corbyn said: “Full-fibre will provide the most reliable service and British Broadband will be properly staffed, with guaranteed jobs for everyone currently working in broadband.

“Under public ownership, key universal services can be run for the British people instead of for profit.”

He added: “It will save the average household £30 a month on bills.

“Just 8 percent to 10 percent of the UK has access to full-fibre broadband, compared to 98 percent in South Korea. Something clearly isn’t working.

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“So, under our plans, we will create a new public enterprise – and we’ll call it British Broadband.

“British Broadband will oversee a publicly-owned full-fibre network and deliver free broadband to every home, with a phased roll-out over ten years.

“To do that we will bring the relevant parts of BT, including Openreach, into public ownership.

“By creating British Broadband as a public service, we will lead the world in using public investment to transform our country, reduce people’s monthly bills, boost our economy and improve people’s quality of life.

“And it will have national security benefits too.”

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