I had it put to me recently that in supporting ‘someone like Jeremy Corbyn’ I was supporting someone who supports terrorists and fascism…
Jeremy may be many things, a man of honour perhaps, but not a terrorist sympathiser. Those accusations should be reserved for the actual supporters of terrorism, namely Rupert Murdoch and the Newscorp empire, who think it okay to bomb children in Gaza for the right of the IDF to get its blood lust on every couple of years.
Let’s get one thing straight, I am not suddenly a born again Labour Party member or supporter. There is still much wrong the Labour Party, namely three out of the four contenders for leadership and the people who are backing them, seemingly choosing the dark side over the light. What Jeremy does offer is a real choice between the current malevolent forces occupying Downing Street and change. In David Cameron’s Conservative Party, we have a more right wing, aggressive party than any cabinet Margaret Thatcher over saw. In fact, the next 5 years of Cameron’s hatchet mob might make us wistful for the days where miners got their skulls cracked by the police on Thatchers orders to break up the working classes only real strength; collective bargaining.
Jeremy Corbyn offers a chance of the politics of hope and not more of the politics of fear that we’ve had since 1979.