Think Jeremy Corbyn is a loser? Oh dear, you’ve been brainwashed… – The London Economic

Think Jeremy Corbyn is a loser? Oh dear, you’ve been brainwashed…

If you think Jeremy Corbyn is a clown or a total waste of skin, it could be too late for you – you’ve already been brainwashed by a handful of foreign billionaires.

We all agree that newspapers play a crucial role in British democracy, but what is troubling is that the majority of the UK press is owned by a handful of right-wing billionaires, most of whom don’t live here. In fact, almost 80 per cent of our press is owned by a handful of mostly foreign-based billionaires.

They’ve already told you what to think on a multitude of issues. You think you made up your own mind, and you think you’re right. But, you didn’t, and you aren’t.

How do I know this? Because blind policy based voting results (whereby voters tick the policies they agree with, without knowing which party they were voting for overall) are always radically different to the actual vote result when it comes to general elections and other major political votes.

Had all votes been cast on policy pledges alone, studies suggest the Green Party and Liberal Democrats would have both had a turn at power by now.

What this means is that people generally have some sense when presented with policy pledges, yet vote in a completely opposite direction. Why? Because these chaps’ media outlets are bombarding your brain with high level right-wing propaganda:

  1. Lord Rothermere, a billionaire living in France, owns the Mail, Mail on Sunday, and the Metro.
  2. Rupert Murdoch, a billionaire living in Australia, owns the Sun, Sun on Sunday and is the man behind Fox News, BSkyB, News Corp, etc, etc.
  3. Alexander and Evgeny (son) Lebedev, an Ex KGB Russian Billionaire, owns The Independent, Independent on Sunday, The Evening Standard.
  4. Richard Desmond, a billionaire, owns the Daily Star, Sunday Star, Daily Express, Sunday Express.
  5. David and Frederick Barclay, billionaire brothers living on a private island near Saark, own the Telegraph, The Spectator, and the Business.

The Sun, for example, claim to have backed the winner of each general election since the notorious Sun headline, ‘It’s The Sun Wot Won It’ referring to the 1992 John Major Tory victory.

The tabloid had led an increasingly personal campaign against the then Labour leader Neil Kinnock, culminating in the famous election day headline: “If Kinnock wins today will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights.”

The same campaign is running against Jeremy Corbyn right here, right now.

Think Corbyn is an unelectable loser? Apart from what you’ve read in your daily newspaper, how much do you really know about him?

Corbyn is a phenomenally hard working MP who passionately fights to protect the poor and vulnerable, seeks to protect the NHS, wants to nationalise natural monopolies and take back publicly financed utilities that were sold off to investors at a pittance, aims to stem the flow of capital from the poor to the rich, and campaigns tirelessly to seek diplomacy over war. Perhaps most threatening of all to the overseas billionaires is that Corbyn wants to stop corporate tax breaks, close down overseas tax avoidance, and stamp out wage inequality. This makes him hugely unpopular with the wealthy elite.

OK, maybe you do know a bit about Corbyn, but still dismiss his credentials out of hand. Sadly, it may be too late for you. The handful of right-wing media moguls running the bulk of the UK press have planted a seed, the roots of which have now grown deep within your subconscious, telling you that Corbyn is ridiculous, just like Kinnock was.

Of course Corbyn isn’t perfect, he does have a controversial past relating to some issues, but our national newspapers are full of stories ridiculing Corbyn, smearing him, or even worse, not featuring him at all.

He has as much right as anybody else to put his case forward, so why does he get such bad press? Because he represents the biggest threat to the right wing ideology and stability of the super rich – the same people who own our national media.

You may not agree with all or any of Corbyn’s policies, but it should trouble you that newspapers exercise power and influence in a number of ways. It is not just that they have a giant megaphone letting them dominate the public debate/thought. They have privileged access to politicians (just check out Rupert Murdoch’s recent wedding guest list) and have the ability to effectively set the political agenda.

However, none of the newspapers have privileged access to Jeremy Corbyn. Love him or loathe him, he’s the modern equivalent to the un-bribable Chicago cops who took down Al Capone. An untouchable politician. But, what use is a left leaning politician to a right-wing media mogul billionaire if he won’t even get into bed with him?

A perfect example of how the right-wing press paints a dire picture of Corbyn was reflected when the Labour leader turned down tickets to the opening game of the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The press slaughtered him. As did a number of high profile MPs.

The press claimed he had ‘snubbed’ the invite to the opening ceremony. Boris Jonhson was quoted saying “This is turning into a national joke…Come on Jezza: Scrum down for England.”

What wasn’t widely reported was that Corbyn had prior commitments, ‘scrumming down’ to meet with his constituents, the people he was elected to represent and serve.

He sat down for a private meeting with one of his homeless constituents to listen to her issues, as well as a full to the brim waiting room of others who had turned up to his weekly constituency meeting.

Whilst other politicians were quaffing down the free hospitality in the premier VIP seats, Corbyn was doing what the public elected him, and pay him to do.

So, why do people within Corbyn’s own party deem him unelectable? Because they know he’s an untouchable and principled individual who is unwilling to cosy up to the right wing press like Major, Blair and Cameron before him.

They may be right, The Sun and the Daily Mail may well decide the next election again and they won’t be backing Corbyn. People like Owen Smith realise this and think it’s better to change the system from the inside, once elected, and many Labour supporters know this too.

Despite Corbyn currently carrying a narrow appeal, the public has been crying out for a politician who isn’t part of the Bullingdon Club or Etonian alumni elite. Someone who stands up for their principles and isn’t a media lap dog. But, those very characteristics could be Corbyn’s undoing.

The Labour membership must now decide whether they want to get behind someone who really leans against the establishment, or whether they want to see someone who can get behind the media for the media to get behind them.

Whichever way you vote, just remember to ask yourself the question; Have I really made up my own mind?

 


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61 Responses

  1. Clivegsd

    And there’s the lazy and pathetic way of thinking by Corbyn’s idiotic followers. They are sounding more and more like Nigel Farage’s followers, *whinge whinge* “the press have got it in for us, they don’t understand us” or “it’s the Blairites, they don’t understand us”, the usual dickhead comments used by the minions to defend their choice of leader .

    Well matey many of us know about Corbyn, we lived through the bombings of the mainland while Corbyn was off honouring the dead murdering terrorists that were bombing England. That ain’t “being brainwashed” that’s personal experience, I nearly lost my sister in the Birmingham bombings to the people Corbyn classes as comrades, support him and you are pissing on the families of those that did lose relatives to the IRA.

    The man is a disgrace, he should have been booted out of the Labour party years ago, he will be the cause of Labour being in opposition as they were in the 1980’s, for all your defence of the vile little traitor all it will mean is yet more years of having to exist under a Tory government.

    If your intention is to support Corbyn and split the Labour party then you are so moronic as to not taking into account what will happen, we’ve seen it before.

    1. Richard

      What nonsense every word you have just repeated from media exaggeration lies and Propaganda but thanks for showing people how easy it is to be brainwashed you could not have made a better example well done.

    2. Jane Clout

      The article’s point is made. You have listened to the lies and swallowed them whole. Corbyn did not ‘honour’ the IRA, he, like Thatcher and others, engaged in negotiating the peace process. Or would you rather that the civil war was still raging in Northern Ireland?

      1. Ray b

        He didn’t ‘engage’ in the peace process, he had no official mandate and anyway, engagement would have required listening to all parties rather than uncritically accepting the perspective of one group.

      2. David

        Corbyn did honour those murdering IRA bastards. attended rallies and memorials and spoke at meetings. Refused to condemn the IRA on the radio in Belfast when asked 3 or 4 times. Keep supporting him and labour win never get elected.

        1. Micky

          Because he acknowledges that the IRA was spawned from the intervention of the British. The British government and army ruined a lot more Irish lives than the IRA ever did British lives. If you don’t understand the complexity of the situation, then you have no right to comment on it.

    3. Dan

      Lazy and pathetic? No, calling people morons because they disagree with you is lazy and pathetic. Corbyn, for the record, is not an IRA supporter. And anyway, didn’t Blair negotiate with the IRA to bring about relative peace in Northern Ireland today?

    4. david

      and what about the families of people who lost relatives in Iraq, Afghanistan Libya and Syria, both British troops and natives? Supporting a political position such as Irish independence doesn’t mean he supported the murder of innocent people for that cause. Throughout his career he has shown that he is passionately against violence. He is the only person I have ever seen anywhere near the front benches of parliament speaking openly and honestly and fighting for the rights of poor people. And no doubt had someone like him been in charge during those dreadful times when the IRA was at its peak, more diplomacy would have ensued which likely would have led to at worst less IRA terrorism and at best and end to it altogether

    5. Bruce paley

      Brilliant piece. Look at how the right wing media mocked Ed Miliband with pictures of him looking awkward eating a bacon sandwich or whatever – that sort of treatment and Labour’s Deer-in-the-Headlights response to the frequent claim re the economic “mess” they left behind (when they actually left behind a growing economy) cost Labour the last election. Now , as the article states, it’s up to the PLP: they can either support Corbyn and his sensible policies – most of which wold resonate widely with the public at large – and make a real run for No. 10, or cut off their own nose to spite their face by continuing to undermine him thereby handing the Tories the keys to Downing Street for many more years to come. Common sense says they would do the former, but I fear they’ll opt for the latter.

    6. TCliverpool

      I bet you don’t realise the troops went into Northern Ireland to protect the Catholic community from being murdered, it is easy to spout nonsense when you don’t understand what went on in that apartheid afflicted provence. Do you realise that more catholics died at the hands of paramilitary groups than the other way round, but as the Blog says knowledge is given to idiots by billionaires who swallow it up. lot’s of people left the Labour party yesterday when Corbyn was announced the winner but guess what wasn’t reported by your billionaires? 15,000 joined!

    7. M.H.

      Nobody pisses on the victims of violence in Ireland but those who would see the conflict go on and on and on.
      You seem to be one of those.

      If THAT is the only reason you dislike Corbyn, you might have been left behind by history.

    8. andreww

      ah, the tired old Marxist “false consciousness” idea once more – only the people who agree with Corbyn have seen the light, the rest of us are burrowing away in the dark.
      An endlessly circular argument which offers his supporters a permanent excuse for defeat – there’s always someone other than JC and themselves to blame !

    9. The Higg

      and are you pissing on the memory of all the Irish lives caused by Britain and their agents over centuries of suppression, starvation, etc? If we want to go to war, we demonise our enemies. If we want peace with them, we must find common ground. Corbyn wants peace, so concessions must be made. So a little less bias, please.

  2. Marcel Le Singe

    I think that “being brainwashed” is being unable to know you’ve been brainwashed….exactly why you’ve just proved the sense of the article

  3. Liam Charles White

    What patronising drivel. The guardian, economist and new statesman all think he’s crap too. Corbyn couldn’t win a general election today if only labour voters could vote. More of them prefer Theresa may as prime minister

    1. Frederick Robinson

      And of course, Liam Charles White, Theresa May is PM because neither Conservatives (apart from a select few), Labour, LibDems, SNPs, UKIPPers, nor even floating voters were given a say in her election. A ‘coronation’, or Conservative Party stitch-up. Re the billionaire (and other) newspaper proprietors – who rules them? Why, the PRESSES; those print-hungry machines which MUST be fed daily (or even more often), no matter what mental junk-food they have to be supplied with.

    2. Tim Gingell

      And you think the opinion of these papers is worth something?! Aren’t you being patronising yourself, and then seeking approbation from these papers as proof for your confirmation bias?

  4. Richard

    I think going by the referendum the people are ready for someone like Corbyn that is why the establishment is in a full scale panic they are no longer dictating how we do things and how we vote. Yes older people are still taken in by this stuff but when the average age of a newspaper reader is 68 and readership is declining by 10,000 a month won’t be long before those that think for themselves are in the Majority. Change is coming and the super wealthy are in meltdown dangerous times for all of us but change will come sooner or later.

    1. Joseph Adam-smith

      “Yes the older people are still taken in by this stuff.” As opposed to the young, more intelligent people? Those that are into Big Brother, say. or read about the latest must-have items. The latest fashion because, yeah, that’s really important, like, you know, like. and,yeah, which footballer is the one to know about and, don’t let’s miss so and so on SKY.

      Or the young people on an accountancy course at the local college I was attending who didn’t know that the then Chancellor of the Exchequer was Gordon Brown…… Bearing in mind that they had chosen a career in finance they didn’t care who the person was who would have a big impact on their working lives…..

      Labeling of any group of people is stupid,Richard. There are well-educated and ignorant people in all walks of life. There are people who will never pass any exam but have abilities in other ways.

      And this article indicates that the writer believes that people who SAY one thing but do another must have been brainwashed and cannot think for themselves. The possibility that people want to sound as though they are following the current trend – ie the eco-green trend in the point put forward – but actually know that the said trend is pie-in-the-sky fallacy and vote accordingly, does not seem to occur to him .

  5. Common sense

    So everyone who acknowledges statistics, facts, opinions polls, etc, is brainwashed, while those who translate reality as they wish are logical and commonsensers? This is what the article tells us. Since Corbyn took office most of his supporters are in denial, claiming that they have the majority on their side, refusing to see that Corbyn’s popularity is low, and the party almost has collapsed. These are the ones that have been brainwashed. And they only have themselves to blame, because their desire to see Corbyn becoming a Prime Minister has blinded them, inasmuch as they have lost contact with the real world.

      1. Joseph Adam-smith

        All right wing, Ann? Bearing in mind that the national broadcaster, ie George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth aka BBC, is so far to the left it would make Michael Foot look like a right-wing fascist.

        Then, there is the Guardian/Observer. Daily/Sunday Mirror and the Record. The Glasgow Herald.

        But,none of the print media, whether left or right wing,can trump the power of the Ministry of Truth – it is far reaching both on TV and radio. And,even more so, on the web. And checking its online news coverage you will see how biased it is……

        1. Matt

          Would that be the BBC who’s almost entire political wing (barring a “Blairite”) is Tory? That left wing BBC? Whose Board of trustees is lead by Rona Fairhead, appointed against normal practice by David Cameron, and a former adviser of his? That left wing BBC?
          Mate, you are funny, but I don’t think you realise why.

        2. Tim Gingell

          Goodness me, you really aren’t very discerning are you? The BBC has changed in my lifetime from having some semblance of neutrality to none. All papers have shifted to the right – it’s the way they wish to consolidate their position as needing to exist in the world and appeal to those who still have money.

    1. c mason

      Corbyn’s labour have won every local election since he has led the party, including winning a seat from the SNP and 3 from the Conservative in Scotland just last week. Some polls suggest labour was ahead of the conservatives in popularity before the planned and well orchestrated coup. Corbyn has 500,000 labour supporters behind him and more joining the party every day. That’s a hell of a canvassing force to be reckoned with. F*** the papers, the truth is out there if you read between the lines!

  6. Darren B

    Clivesg, a dare say you will be moderated if all you can post is attacks on the vast majority of Labour Party members and hackneyed rehashes of precisely the sort of tabloid trash that the article has warned against.

    The people are rejecting the right wing, and the right wing are forcing a split in an attempt to take control from the membership.

    You should be ashamed for promoting this.

    Blair got ‘the sun’ onside by promising to neuter the Labour Party. Now that’s been done, they’ll never support the party again.

    1. Darren you are spot on! Oh how blind are those that will not see, listen, to anything except to the right wing media. Which they accept as the gospel truth!

  7. Richard

    At the end of the day we the people would be better off taking a chance of having a conviction MP like Corbyn in opposition than have an establishment clone like Smith as PM because corporate puppets never bring real change just talk about it with no real conviction or intention.

    1. Joseph Adam-smith

      Would be the same conviction MP that was totally against the EU? And yet, when the referendum occurred he supported it? Sure, he was luke warm in his support, but he did support the EU and campaigned to REMAIN.

      1. Tim Gingell

        His position was more complex than the binary choice offered – he was in favour of remaining in order to reform. However, nobody, even the Remainers, would say the EU was perfect. He was just telling it as he saw it – that’s conviction. Politics sometimes requires an element of compromise, but he cannot (and this is why people like him) talk from a position he does not himself support. You are again looking for reasons to support your confirmation bias.

  8. Valerie

    I would like to know how many muslims have voted for him, i will not vote Labour again, i think his idea of open borders is crazy, i have always voted Labour in the p[ast, but i think Corbyn is too much on the side of anyone other than ours
    Some of his ideas are off the wall, too good to be true, anyone can make promises,

  9. jambob

    I think after reading Clivegsd’s comments, and taking into consideration the loss he suffered at the hands of the rogue IRA, I can sympathise with his view point.
    But frankly what has his nasty trolling negative, crock of irrelevant vile spewings got to do with this article?
    How does he think we shall stop the actions of the terrorists around the world?
    How do we counter the desires of the right wing elite that run our media?
    Through open and unbiased dialogue, a free unbiased press, actually trying to talk to the protagonists- not sympathise, but empathise to the point where some progress towards stopping the killing might happen.
    If he believes corbyn to be a supporter of terrorism then HE is as ill informed and whingy as those he wishes to insult in his spewings above.
    Get counselling asap, get a decent independent viewpoint and stop trolling – negativity is exactly what the media moguls want- great job playing right into their hands.

    1. Joseph Adam-smith

      “Empathise….” How do you empathise with mass rapists, Jambob? Or, how do you empathise with people who think it amusing to throw homosexuals off a roof? Or murder people who make jokes about their so-called prophet?

      Back in the 70s Monty Python were severely criticised for the Life Of Brian. But they weren’t murdered. Do you think that “Brian” could be centered around Mohamed? Not a cat in hell’s chance. So, please explain – how are we going to empathise with these people?

      1. Pete the Beat

        @Joseph Adam-smith: You’re conflating extremists with ordinary Muslims and that’s extremely foolhardy and dangerous.

        I’m white caucasian of Irish Catholic descent, first generation British, and I currently live in Bradford where I’m surrounded by Muslims on all sides; these people are my neighbours and some are my friends. I’m not going to pretend that Bradford doesn’t have its problems, just like any city, but peace reigns in our community and it isn’t a fragile one either, it’s robust. We are determined, all of us, Muslim and non-Muslim alike that it’s going to stay that way.

  10. DJG

    A leader of a party that wishes to win an election has to be pragmatic. To be in opposition and have ideals and convictions is all very worthy but does nothing for the millions of people who need a change of Tory rule.
    I would also be more inclined to consider an article if the contributor has the conviction to actually post it with a name.

    1. Joseph Adam-smith

      “Article submitted by reader Robert Owens.” It’s at the bottom.

      So, you want a pragmatic leader? Someone who says one thing but does another in order to get elected? To me, that’s a liar. If he/she cannot convince the voter that the policies are worth voting for, then either the policies are wrong or he/she is not a leader.

      Having said that, read Parliament of Whores. PJ O’Rourke balanced the USA budget. With money to spare (ie tax-cut) Trouble was, as the economist friend who checked the figures stated – on that budget he’d never get elected……

  11. Zongle

    I don’t think Corbyn’s a clown, but as a centrist I am wary of his hard left politics. I haven’t been brainwashed by right wing newspapers I don’t read. I haven’t been brainwashed by articles like this that are posted by Facebook friends either. UKIP and Trump fans try to present opponents of their views as having been brainwashed by the left wing media. They and Corbyn say things a lot of people want to hear, but which don’t stand up to much scrutiny.

    1. Dunnie

      Why do you claim Corbyn is “hard left”? All Corbyn’s policies are social democratic centre left; by European standards they’re the norm. The fact you regard them as “hard left” demonstrates how far to the right the media has dragged political debate. Evidently, you have been “brainwashed” without realizing it.

      1. Tim Gingell

        Great reply – I get fed up with the Hard Leftery assaults on Corbyn, when it seems to me he just wants what a lot of progressive European countries think is normal, and ETHICAL. Brainwashing is a funny concept, as it is not really correct – a friend of mine used to say that people need brainwashing, because their mind is so full of junk! Zongle has demonstrated the subtlety of it all. Once the “hard left” meme gets in, it’s hard to dislodge, if it’s an idea that has been accepted and then installed in the brain as a hard fact. Brainwashing may be required! 😛

  12. Nina

    Disappointing to read some vitriolic comments following N intelligent appeal to people’s consciousness. Vitriol aside, there is total truth in this article – opinions are manipulated and used by the powerful.

  13. Nononono

    On Ed Milliband’s portrayal in the media, the media syndication “interview” below says more about the man and his [pr] machine than a sandwich:
    https://youtu.be/wCem9EZb-YA

    It’s not unique to him, it just showed he’s no different to any other cynical, manipulative, brazen career politicians that are locked into a Skinnerian lust for votes, caring about the vote mote than the person that casts it.

    Corbin’s definitely not that, but:
    1) I’m not sure I either understand, or buy into his overarching ideology (particularly on economics [*])
    2) The labour party doesn’t even bother in our area. There was no campaign. Last election, a trusted Libdem MP retired, Con campaigned harder than the new Libdem guy and they won. Labour dropped one leaflet in the whole campaign. The Greens out campaigned them here. Labour didn’t present anything compelling in what they did present. I doubt they’ll bother with us next time either!

    To be fair about point 1, is rare the reality of any given politician’s plan or ideology has as much impact as either they, or we believe. Situational factors often play a bigger role than anyone cares to admit. Over the past few cycles, the illusion of control had been pretty strong IMO. Outside factors having more impact on more people than policies (that doesn’t mean other policies coudn’t make a difference, but most have far less effect than the credit or blame they’re given).

    So would I be against a Corbyn government? No. Most likely, it won’t make much difference to my life either way.

    [*] on economics and general public policy, an honest approach to human behaviour, less polluted by contrived leftist or rightist categorisation is what’s needed. Understanding

  14. Notes

    On Ed Milliband’s portrayal in the media, the media syndication “interview” below says more about the man and his [pr] machine than a sandwich:
    https://youtu.be/wCem9EZb-YA

    It’s not unique to him, it just showed he’s no different to any other cynical, manipulative, brazen career politicians that are locked into a Skinnerian lust for votes, caring about the vote mote than the person that casts it.

    Corbin’s definitely not that, but:
    1) I’m not sure I either understand, or buy into his overarching ideology (particularly on economics [*])
    2) The labour party doesn’t even bother in our area. There was no campaign. Last election, a trusted Libdem MP retired, Con campaigned harder than the new Libdem guy and they won. Labour dropped one leaflet in the whole campaign. The Greens out campaigned them here. Labour didn’t present anything compelling in what they did present. I doubt they’ll bother with us next time either!

    To be fair about point 1, is rare the reality of any given politician’s plan or ideology has as much impact as either they, or we believe. Situational factors often play a bigger role than anyone cares to admit. Over the past few cycles, the illusion of control had been pretty strong IMO. Outside factors having more impact on more people than policies (that doesn’t mean other policies coudn’t make a difference, but most have far less effect than the credit or blame they’re given).

    So would I be against a Corbyn government? No. Most likely, it won’t make much difference to my life either way.

    [*] on economics and general public policy, an honest approach to human behaviour, less polluted by contrived leftist or rightist categorisation is what’s needed. Understanding

  15. "Maybe you've been brainwashed to"

    On Ed Milliband’s portrayal in the media, the media syndication “interview” below says more about the man and his [pr] machine than a sandwich:
    youtu.be/wCem9EZb-YA

    It’s not unique to him, it just showed he’s no different to any other cynical, manipulative, brazen career politicians that are locked into a Skinnerian lust for votes, caring about the vote mote than the person that casts it.

    Corbin’s definitely not that, but:
    1) I’m not sure I either understand, or buy into his overarching ideology (particularly on economics [*])
    2) The labour party doesn’t even bother in our area. There was no campaign. Last election, a trusted Libdem MP retired, Con campaigned harder than the new Libdem guy and they won. Labour dropped one leaflet in the whole campaign. The Greens out campaigned them here. Labour didn’t present anything compelling in what they did present. I doubt they’ll bother with us next time either!

    To be fair about point 1, is rare the reality of any given politician’s plan or ideology has as much impact as either they, or we believe. Situational factors often play a bigger role than anyone cares to admit. Over the past few cycles, the illusion of control had been pretty strong IMO. Outside factors having more impact on more people than policies (that doesn’t mean other policies coudn’t make a difference, but most have far less effect than the credit or blame they’re given).

    So would I be against a Corbyn government? No. Most likely, it won’t make much difference to my life either way.

    [*] on economics and general public policy, an honest approach to human behaviour, less polluted by contrived leftist or rightist categorisation is what’s needed. Understanding

  16. Improver

    I sincerely tried very hard over a long period of time to demonstrate some evidence-based reasoning that Corbin would result in bad outcomes for poor people. Eventually I realised it just wasn’t going to work: corbynism is a theology – not good policy.

  17. Christine

    Well, as someone who still won’t have Sky in the house I really don’t think I’ve been got at by the rightwing press. I think Corbyn is a poor leader who doesn’t seem willing to engage with people who disagree with him . At least some of his difficulties with his shadow cabinet are down to the way he doesn’t engage with them. Admittedly this is the outcome of the years spent disagreeing with Labour policy but he does need to talk to them now, particularly the post-2010 entry who are not Blairites. And he does need to have a strategy for engaging with the media, the press in particular has always attracted Labour leaders – think of Kinnock – so this is not unique to him.

  18. David

    Does anyone else find it ironic that an article suggesting that those who are against JC have been brainwashed meaning that the article would therefore only appeal to strong supports of him?

  19. John M-E

    This is probably the most insulting, patronising and condescending article I have yet read on the Corbyn phenomena. Absolute cobblers. No facts, just badly thought out cod-sociology. Give me strength….

    1. brian jones

      Well said .I’m 67 years of age. labour supporter former trade union activist & am being told the same claptrap I heard from the International Socialists in the early 70s.In fact labour MP Kate Osamar declared herself an international Socialist at the conference earlier….Yet I am being told I don’t rate Corbyn because of tabloid press barons..like you say patronising , condescending cobblers..in my view

      bee-jay

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