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Jeremy Corbyn: I wouldn't resign over Trident

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not resign on principle if Labour backed retaining Britain's nuclear weapons - a policy which he opposes.

Mr Corbyn defended his anti-nuclear stance after senior Labour colleagues criticised him for saying he would not fire Britain's nuclear weapons if he became prime minister.

Put to him that Labour defence spokeswoman Maria Eagle said his remarks were "not helpful" and undermined Labour's policy review of Trident, he told the BBC's John Pienaar: "We'll be having a discussion about that."

And asked if he would have to resign if the party defied his view: "No. I don't know why you're even raising this subject. I've just been elected 16 days ago and I'm doing my best and I'm enjoying leading this party."

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