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Corbyn: I'm prepared to live with decision to renew Trident

Jeremy Corbyn has told ITV News he would "live with" Trident "somehow" if Labour voted to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent.

The new Labour leader said he would do his best to persuade his party that the £100 billion-weapons system should be scrapped.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby questioned whether Mr Corbyn "would be seen as willing to sell out his principles for power, like so many others".

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Corbyn responds to Eagle criticism over nuclear comments

Jeremy Corbyn said his views are well known on nuclear weapons in response to criticism that he had "undermined" party policy by saying he would never launch a nuclear strike if he was prime minister.

Jeremy Corbyn Credit: PA Wire

Maria Eagle said the comments were "not helpful" and "undermined" party policy.

Responding to Eagle's comments, Mr Corbyn told reporters: "We will be having a discussion and a debate about nuclear weapons.

"We are going to have discussion and a debate about how we fulfil our obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and we will go forward from there.

"There's no decision required until probably next summer on this. I hold a view which is well known on nuclear weapons and it is a view which I have held all my life."

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