Conspiracy theorist and vaccine sceptic Piers Corbyn has been exposed following a YouTube prank.

Josh Pieters and Archie Manners offered the brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a "dodgy donation of £10,000", after convincing him that they had financial interests in AstraZeneca.

The duo said Corbyn, who lives in Southwark, could have the cash if he left AstraZeneca alone, focusing his attentions instead on Pfizer and Moderna.

Starting by using their "brilliant PR firm Geld and Yapp", the YouTubers sent Corbyn an email claiming to be from the representatives of a very rich and powerful individual with connections to a vaccine company.

News Shopper: Corbyn with Josh Pieters and Archie MannersCorbyn with Josh Pieters and Archie Manners

Having been led to believe this wealthy person wanted to make a donation to his campaign, Corbyn, 74, agreed to a meeting in Sloane square.

The pranksters took out £10,000 in cash, which they showed Corbyn then switched with Monopoly money when he was distracted.

Upon meeting Corbyn, Pieters said he was an investor in the jab.

He said:“It’s not from a personal standpoint it’s more of a case of, it’s good business.”

Pieters said he wanted to help him and pretended he agreed with his views.

He then showed him the £10,000 in cash and said it was “a statement of intent”.

“We’d love to keep funding you,” he said.

“That’s brilliant!” Corbyn replied.

“As long as I can accept it with no insistence on any policy changes or anything that I’m doing.”

Manners said: “We’re not asking for a change in policy or anything but if there is anything that could be done to focus a bit on Pfizer or Moderna... that would be a useful thing.”

“Knowing that I was an investor in AstraZeneca with a financial interest in the other vaccines doing badly, Piers Corbyn started writing down benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Pieters claimed in a voiceover to the video.

“We weren’t insisting on any policy changes but it seems Mr Corbyn was open to the idea of accepting our donation and focussing his efforts on Pfizer and Moderna,” he added.

Pieters also claimed that his money came from a family business. When he accepted the money, Corbyn said: “If people ask where’s this come from I’ll say... it’s a businessman who runs restaurants.”

Pieters concluded: “Whether people choose to get a vaccine or not is entirely their business.

"But listening to people who spread misinformation about vaccines, particularly when they are willing to accepting £10,000 made from vaccines is a different matter altogether.”

Piers Corbyn was contacted for a comment.

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