Piers Corbyn arrested after urging public to ‘burn MPs’ offices’

Piers Corbyn arrested after urging public to ‘burn MPs’ offices’
Piers Corbyn, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Piers Corbyn has been arrested after reportedly urging the public to ‘burn MPs’ offices’.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers Corbyn has been arrested. Piers reportedly took to social media to share a video where he calls for the public to burn down MP’s offices.

According to the Metropolitan police, Corbyn was arrested shortly before 2am on Sunday morning on suspicion of encouragement to commit arson. During the video, Corbyn comments: “those scum who have decided to go ahead with introducing new fascism,”


He then adds: “You’ve got to get a list of them … and if your MP is one of them, go to their offices and, well, I would recommend burning them down, OK. But I can’t say that on air. I hope we’re not on air.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel commented on the arrest and said: “I back police to take the strongest possible action against him.” Patel labelled Corbyn’s video “sickening.”

Other MPs have also commented on the shocking video. MP Yvette Cooper stated: “Appalling Piers Corbyn video.

“We have lost two MPs to terrible violence in recent years – we know how incredibly serious this is.

“Police will have all our support pursuing this.”

Corbyn likes to cause controversy and in September he hit back at conference staff and accused them of assaulting him. He commented: “I attempted to ask a question, they grabbed me and they assaulted me and I shoved back at the person, the security guard, who assaulted me and sat down and refused to leave and stayed in the meeting.

“They tried to remove me and they gave up.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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