When JME met Jeremy Corbyn – watch the full interview
I-D has released the full video interview featuring JME and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The unconventional duo met on May 14 at Spoke, a cafe in Islington – the constituency where Corbyn has been MP since 1983 – to discuss how to re-engage young people in politics.
The deadline to register to vote is on May 22, and in the full interview JME and Corbyn discuss why a high youth turnout on June 8 is important and the Boy Better Know co-founder also revealed why he hasn’t voted in previous elections.
The pair went on to discuss Labour’s policies, such as the party’s approach to tackling the UK housing crisis.
Corbyn told JME: “In government, I would want to measure our success or otherwise by the reduction in the number of homeless people, by the living standards of the poorest, by the opportunities of children growing up in the poorest households, so we actually say ‘listen, you’ve all got the same chance’.”
He also spoke about how university debt is putting off young people from higher education, to which JME said: “I know that first hand.”
The video ends with JME saying that the main thing is to make sure people remember to register to vote.
People seemed pretty excited to be able to watch the full video following snippets of it shared on Corbyn’s Snapchat, which JME then posted on twitter.
The meeting comes after many exchanges between the pair on Twitter.
The Boy Better Know co-founder is one of a number of MCs who have shown their support for the Labour leader – others include Stormzy, Novelist and Akala.