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Hansom new 2008

Jeremy Corbyn ventures southwards while HS2 mixes up England and Scotland and a New York seller is resorting to launching customers into space to flog flats

Hansom new 2008

Jezza’s geography lesson

Last week, one of my hacks found herself at the launch of K&M McLoughlin Decorating’s Islington training facility, which was opened by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. While most of those attending thought Corbyn, who holds the north London seat of Islington North, was the local MP, the opposition leader was forced to point out the new training facility was actually on the wrong side of Holloway Road. He said: “Thank you for inviting me, I consider this a great honour, but it’s actually not my constituency.” Islington South and Finsbury, where the new facility is actually located, is held by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry. But given her infamous white van tweet a couple of years ago, it was perhaps best that the honour fell to Jez.

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