Jeremy Corbyn has said not all terrorists should serve their full sentences in prison, after Boris Johnson urged a crackdown in the wake of the London Bridge attack.
The Labour boss said it “depends on the circumstances” and “what they’ve done in prison”.
The Prime Minister has called for toughening up of laws to make sure that anyone convened of terror offences should have to serve every day of their sentences or a minimum of 14 years.
Mr Corbyn told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I think it depends on the circumstances, it depends on the sentence but crucially depends on what they’ve done in prison.”
He also give a speech this morning where he will blamed Tory cuts to public services and the invasion of Iraq for the London Bridge attack.
“You can’t keep people safe on the cheap,” he will say.
A poll last night revealed only 14 per cent of people think Mr Corbyn is the best candidate to defend Britain from attack, compared to 54 per cent for Boris Johnson.
The Labour leader also said he was concerned about the practise of stripping British jihadis like Shamima Begum of their citizenship.
He told the programme: “If you strip away their citizenship, where are they going to go? They are then going to become stateless people roaming around into ungoverned places”.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said this morning: “Jeremy Corbyn believes that terrorists should not necessarily serve full prison sentences.
“We believe they should serve every single day of their sentence. Who do you trust to keep you safe?”