Gerry Adams, an Irish republican politician who has said he will never “disassociate” himself from the IRA, a paramilitary terrorist organisation, and has now backed Jeremy Corbyn to become the next PM of the UK.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, Mr Adams praised Corbyn, and said: “I would like to see Jeremy in that position [prime minister] for the benefit of people in Britain, leaving Ireland out of it.

“I think Jeremy is an outstanding politician and I hope my endorsement of him is not used against him in the time ahead.”

Corbyn has been trying to distance himself from his past ties, so no wonder Gerry Adams cautiously suggests his endorsement may be used against him.