Jeremy Corbyn releases New Year message on Brexit - and is promptly attacked over it

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Jeremy Corbyn

Friday, December 30, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has released his own Christmas message - and promptly been attacked on Twitter for it.

Corbyn, who this year saw off a ferocious rebellion by his own MPs that culimated in a leadership contest, made Brexit the centre-piece of his brief message, suggesting he supports the will of the people and has no intention to fight the result of June's EU referendum.

The veteran left-wing politician said that this year "people didn't trust politicians and they didn't trust the EU. I understand that."

He pledged to help "build an economy that works for everyone" and deliver a "Brexit for the people" rather than the banking elite.

However the speech has received a largely negative reaction on Twitter, with many suggesting Corbyn is out of touch.

Read some of the responses below