Jeremy Corbyn will not travel to Cuba for Fidel Castro funeral

Monday, November 28, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not travel to Cuba for Fidel Castro's funeral.

That's according to ITV, which also claims the Labour leader has ruled out travelling for a memoral service in honour of the Cuban revolutionary and dictator, who died at the weekend aged 90.

Corbyn has been heavily criticised for praising Castro in the wake of his death, with critics suggesting it was inappropriate for the leader of one of Britain's major political parties to attend the funeral of a man widely criticised for the brutality of his regime.

It has also been widely speculated that Corbyn would attend Castro's funeral. 

It is reported that shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry will attend the funeral in Corbyn's stead.