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GQ editor Dylan Jones criticises cover star Jeremy Corbyn

From BBC - December 1, 2017

The editor of GQ has criticised Jeremy Corbyn - on the day the Labour leader appears on the magazine's cover.

Dylan Jones told the BBC Mr Corbyn's photo shoot was "as difficult as shooting any Hollywood celebrity".

Mr Jones claimed that despite the Labour leader's "rock star persona" he was "underwhelming" in person.

The editor faced a backlash on Twitter with Corbyn supporters and others accusing him of political bias and carrying out a "hatchet job".

Mr Jones, who has written in the past about his support for the Conservatives and authored "Cameron on Cameron" - a series of interviews with the former Tory leader before he became PM in 2010.

Mr Corbyn's former spokesman Matt Zarb-Cousin claimed Mr Jones had not been in the room for the interview and said the editor's politics were "well known".

"It's slightly puzzling that the editor of GQ would put Jeremy Corbyn on the cover of his magazine looking like a prime minister in waiting, only to go on the Today programme and say the complete opposite," he said.

Mr Corbyn joins David Cameron and Boris Johnson on the list of politicians to feature on the cover of men's "fashion and style" magazine GQ - in his case under the headline: "Jeremy Corbyn's hostile takeover".

'Family photograph'

According to Mr Jones the Labour leader was "adamant" he would wear a Marks and Spencer suit for the photo shoot.

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