Furious Piers Morgan clashes with conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn on GMB accusing him of spreading ‘whackjob nonsense’ and ‘insulting’ families of Covid victims as he denies coronavirus exists
- Piers Morgan clashed with Jeremy Corbyn’s brother on Good Morning Britain
- Piers Corbyn appeared on the show following his arrest at a demonstration
- He said we are subject to a ‘psychological operation’ to shut down the economy
- Mr Morgan said: ‘What you’re saying is an insult to the families of every single one of the 800,000 plus people who’ve died from a deadly virus’
Piers Corbyn, sibling of the former Labour leader, appeared on the programme following his arrest at a demonstration against lockdown restrictions and vaccination programmes in Trafalgar Square, London.
Mr Corbyn today claimed the world was the subject of a ‘psychological operation to close down the economy in the interest of mega corporations’, who, he says, will see a ‘massive gain’ out of joblessness.
Presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, along with the show’s resident doctor Hilary Jones, each hit out at Mr Corbyn, with the latter calling the activist ‘extremely dangerous’.
Mr Morgan said the guest was relying on ‘conspiracy theorist whackjobs’ to back up his positions, grilling him on his beliefs about vaccines, climate change and 5G towers.
Losing his temper, Piers Morgan said: ‘What you’re saying is an insult to the families of every single one of the 800,000 plus people who’ve died from a deadly virus that’s swept this planet’
Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers (right) is a well-known conspiracy theorist who has claimed that the coronavirus is linked to 5G mobile networks
Protesters march towards Westminster from Trafalgar Square during a demonstration against the Government’s coronavirus prevention measures
‘800,000 people have died from this virus, of course it exists,’ Mr Morgan told Mr Corbyn, adding: ‘Nobody’s made up Covid-19.’
Piers Corbyn said: ‘Well they have actually made up these figures and the government has been caught out in the counting, as you well know.’
Losing his temper, Mr Morgan said: ‘What you’re saying is an insult to the families of every single one of the 800,000 plus people who’ve died from a deadly virus that’s swept this planet.
‘For you to come on national television and tell those families what killed your relative doesn’t exist is a slap in the teeth and a load of conspiracy theory whackjob nonsense.’
Piers Corbyn: Jeremy Corbyn’s conspiracy theorist brother who denies climate change and thinks Covid is a hoax
Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers was handed the first £10,000 fine in London for an illegal gathering after he organised a march claiming coronavirus is a hoax on the weekend.
The 73-year-old meteorologist led more than 10,000 anti-lockdown protesters who believe coronavirus is a hoax at the ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.
Mr Corbyn, the older brother of the former Labour leader, was seen being hauled off by officers after the event and his Twitter account has since confirmed he was slapped with the colossal fine and ‘held for ten hours.’
The arrest of Mr Corbyn in Trafalgar Square was the third time the divisive anti-lockdown campaigner has been arrested since the pandemic started.
Mr Corbyn was arrested on May 16 after he used a megaphone to say ‘vaccination is not necessary’ and ‘5G towers will be installed everywhere’, adding: ‘5G enhances anyone who’s got illness from Covid, so they work together.’
Piers is thought to be in favour of a no deal Brexit and hold denialist views about climate change, The Telegraph reports.
He once described teenage activist Greta Thunberg as ‘an ignorant, brainwashed child’.
Piers, with his brother, grew up in a seven-bedroom manor house in Shropshire and was privately educated at Castle House prep school.
He is thought to be unmarried with no children, making money from weather prediction models while living in Southwark – his home of 40 years.
He served as a Labour councillor there between 1986 and 1990, but quit the party in 2002 over its housing policies.
The host asked Mr Corbyn if he believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, invented having the disease.
Mr Corbyn said: ‘I don’t know if anyone invented it or not, but I would say that the numbers of people getting whatever they’re getting is declining rapidly and there is no justification whatsoever for continuing lockdown.’
Piers Morgan said 25 million people worldwide had tested positive for Covid-19, to which Mr Corbyn said: ‘You know and I know that these tests don’t work.’
Mr Morgan added: ‘Over 800,000 people have now died from Covid-19, that is a demonstrable fact.’
Mr Corbyn replied: ‘Well, 800,000 people have died, and they’ve been labelled Covid when it might have been completely something else.
‘It is not a pandemic because the numbers dying are nothing different from a normal year of people dying, where they die all the time.
‘Secondly, it is not a high consequence infectious disease, and that was decalred by the government and the World Health Operation on March 19.’
Susanna Reid said that more than 40,000 people in this country had died in Britain as a result of Covid.
‘What an insult to their family, to say it’s some kind of fiction to boost international pharmaceutical companies,’ she said.
‘Well, it is boosting pharmaceutical companies, and big telecom who are making billions and billions out of this while the ordinary British worker is going to the wall,’ Mr Corbyn said.
He went on to say ‘you don’t need a vaccine, vaccines cause death’, adding that there was already a ‘cure’ for Covid symptoms, namely ‘chloroquine and zinc’.
Mr Morgan then said his guest was stating ‘bold lies like hydroxychloroquine being a cure’, telling Mr Corbyn he was ‘relying on conspiracy theorist whackjobs’.
The host continued: ‘What you’re saying is an insult to the families of every single one of the people who’ve died from this virus.’
When asked his opinion on climate change, Mr Corbyn said: ‘The sun rules weather and climate, and I can tell you Christmas will be very cold in Britain and we might even have snow here.’
Dr Hilary Jones said Mr Corbyn’s statements were ‘extremely dangerous’ and ‘littered with dangerous errors’.
He said hydroxychloroquine and zinc as a treatment had been ‘completely dissed’ by ‘hundreds of different experts’.
Dr Hilary added that the virus had been identified by the electron microscope, and this has ‘nothing to do’ with other viruses we’ve seen in the last 40 years.
Demonstrators in the Unite for Freedom rally – which started at noon in the capital – called for an ‘end to Government lies’ and the restoration of all freedoms as they marched past Downing Street towards the Houses of Parliament (police pictured at the scene)
Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers was arrested at a mass-gathering of Covid-19 conspiracy theorists who took to the streets of London to demonstrate against lockdown restrictions and vaccination programmes