‘People are FED UP’ Labour MP SQUIRMS over U-turn on Corbyn’s pledge to CLEAR student debt

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Enter into the picturing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid ripped into Jon Ashworth beyond his party leader’s pledge to wipe out £100billion worth of due.

The fiery exchange comes after Labour gained a big surge in suffrages from young people after promising to scrap £9,000 a year teaching fees.

Mr Corbyn also promised to get rid of fees altogether.

But Reid devastated Mr Ashworth after shadow chancellor John McDonnell reduced the pledge to an “ambition” on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

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Susanna Reid ripped into Jon Ashworth one more time Labour’s stance on tuition fees

‘I will deal with it’ unmars very much like a promise

Susanna Reid

She said: “The peak is you say that before the election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Greenpeace area at Glastonbury Festival

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Greenpeace locality at Glastonbury Festival

He said: “Well, we’re definitely getting rid of tuition fares – that’s a clear promise, that’s the pledge that was in the manifesto.”

After the act bashed the MP for failing to address the issue, he proceeded to assure viewers of Mr Corbyn’s “vigour” which he said would be “outlined” in the coming months.

He said: “We do demand to deal with the debts, it is an ambition – a lot of these debts are written off anyway.

“The plan isn’t working but we believe that getting rid of the debts of students that they’ve stockpiled is an ambition and that is something that I am sure that John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn intent want to outline in the weeks and months ahead.”

But unhappy with the comeback Reid told Mr Ashworth “people are fed up of being told things that look as if to be promises”.

She added: “‘I will deal with it’ sounds plumb much like a promise.”