Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, is thought to have appointed Matt Zarb-Cousin as a senior press aide who had previously called the Queen “a scrounger”.
Corbyn’s office refused to comment on the appointment of Zarb-Cousin who had previously worked for Labour MP Andy Slaughter.
Zarb-Cousin had said in 2012:
“Congratulations this morning to Queen Elizabeth II. 60 years of scrounging benefits off the taxpayer without being caught”.