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Boris Johnson’s IRA swipe after Jeremy Corbyn slams Northern Ireland plan

Support: Jeremy Corbyn with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness PICTURE: PA

THE prime minister has accused Jeremy Corbyn of supporting the IRA after the Labour leader said he was ‘throwing Northern Ireland under the bus’ over Brexit.

The pair clashed when Mr Corbyn said Boris Johnson was ‘damaging the fabric of the union’ by agreeing to a Brexit deal including customs checks between Britain and Northern Ireland.

‘It is a bit rich to hear about his sentimental attachment to the fabric of the union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland when he has spent most of his political lifetime supporting the IRA,’ Mr Johnson shot back at PM’s questions yesterday.

Mr Corbyn, who ignored the jibe, met leaders of the IRA political wing Sinn Féin during the Troubles but has denied supporting political violence.