Jeremy Corbyn fan Tom Jordan has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money to buy the Labour leader his dream bike – and he’s smashed his £475 target received a bit of a bad rap in the Telegraph on Wednesday Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , when columnist Helena Horton questioned whether a Socialist leader should really covet an ‘expensive’ bike.
Corbyn’s dream bike, it turned out, was a £475 Raleigh Criterium – very much an entry level commuter bike , and one that is at the low end of the price spectrum.
Having been bemused by the criticism, Corbyn supporter Tom Jordan took to crowdfunder.co.uk to try and raise the 475 quid needed to buy the politician his bike.
“With Eric Pickles having spent half a million quid at the taxpayers expense, it seems that Jezza’s desire for eco-friendly transport at 1000th of that cost is not unreasonable,” Jordan wrote on the funding page.
“Especially because he would most likely buy it out of his own pocket, when considering he is the lowest expenses claimant in the commons. I propose we make his dreams come true, by crowd funding his bicycle in time for his birthday in May.
“I will stick a quid […]