Hounded

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I am in no way qualified in politics, economics, or anything else come to that.
But I do have an opinion, and that is that Jeremy Corbin has been unfairly victimised by both some members of the Labour Party and the media.

Submitted: June 30, 2016

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Hounded.

 

Hounded – that is the word that jumped into my mind when I saw Jeremy Corbin on yesterdays news. Not only have a lot of MPs turned round and stabbed him in the back, but the media are there every step of the way; pushing, surrounding, baying for blood.

 

There was a time not so very long ago when Labour was red, Conservative was blue, and the Liberals were.....I really don't remember. Labour stood up for those towards the lower end of the social scale. It represented Workers Rights. It represented the 'masses'.

 

Then came Tony Blair along with a host of other like-minded members: Labour was no longer red but purple. The 'workers' were being pressed into a more Conservative way of life. They could become 'property owners' and step up the social ladder.

 

Easy credit was available. In fact there seemed to be little thought into how it would be paid back. The property boom formed another link in the chains of control. Workers Rights were nothing compared to personal gain. But so many times this 'gain' has turned out to be a 'loss'. Many people will never get out of debt.

 

And then appeared Jeremy Corbin appeared. During the party leadership race divisions started to show. Never had it been so apparent how far the Labour party had slipped into the Conservative mindset. Jeremy Corbin spoke to the people and he spoke for the people. He did not pander to the media or to pressure to change his mind. He said what he said and he stuck to it.

 

It then became a waiting game. There was criticism after criticism, most of it unfounded media hype, thought up to discredit someone that refused to play their game. He could not be leader of the Labour party when he didn't think, let alone behave, like an MP.

 

And now in the current chaos they are screaming out for his blood. He, as leader of the opposition party, is somehow to blame and will have to pay. They want to see the colour of the Labour flag turn purple yet again.

 

I have not lived in the UK for a long time but all my extended family still live there. I was there for the 'Right To Work' marches that I was proud to take part in. I was there for the original 'Anti-Thatcher' rallies too.

 

When Jeremy Corbin campaigned for leadership I thought that here at last was someone who I would have voted for. He had ideals, he would not be swayed, he would not become yet another manipulated mouth-piece.

 

I'm not going to beat about the bush here. If Jeremy Corbin is forced to resign or faces a coup from members of his own party, in my eyes that party will cease to exist. And whatever forms in its place should find a new name and perhaps use yellow as their colour. They should certainly no longer be entitled to use the colour red.



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