Jeremy Corbyn joins junior doctors on Whitehall protest march


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined thousands of junior doctors as they marched through Whitehall following a day of strikes.

Leading the march from St Thomas' Hospital and flanked by shadow chancellor John McDonnell, he said: "The Government has an opportunity to settle this, they should get on and do so."

Mr McDonnell said Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt would eventually have to back down amid sustained pressure from junior doctors.

Supported by teachers' unions and the BMA, thousands of junior doctors marched to the Department of Health to make their anger known, chanting: "Where are you Jeremy?"