In defence of Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is getting a lot wrong at the moment. Even his most passionate defenders would have to admit that. He seems to be on a quest to alienate himself from the media, whose support he will need to have any hope of getting elected. In his quest to appear totally above the mirky world of Westminster politics, he has missed wide open goals and is letting himself be attacked by opponents who aren’t living up to his high minded tactics.

In essence, he doesn’t care what his operation looks like from the outside as long as his inner circle is happy. And that’s his problem – who cares what things look like from the inside?

But, being lenient with him, let’s examine the defences he could be putting up if he were so inclined. Continue reading “In defence of Jeremy Corbyn”

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It’s painfully obvious why Corbyn is leading in the polls

Prior to June 2nd, Jeremy Corbyn was an almost unknown political entity. His humanitarian campaigns, like his efforts to free his constituent Andy Tsege from Ethiopian prison I spoke to him about in February, received limited national press coverage. Jump forward two months and Corbynmania has taken hold. Depending on who you ask, Jeremy Corbyn is either the saviour of an austerity hit nation, the man who will single handedly destroy Britain, or a smouldering Clooney-esque sex symbol.

Continue reading “It’s painfully obvious why Corbyn is leading in the polls”

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