Jeremy Corbyn: consistent support for worthwhile causes
An extract from: http://drdavidlowry.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/corbyn-best-populist-mp-in-parliament.html. Dr Lowry writes:
- assisting refugees,
- supporting the Chagos Islanders displaced from their home island of Diego Garcia to allow US long-range nuclear bombers to be based instead,
- speaking out on behalf of victims of nuclear testing
- and the homeless, etc etc
This is why he is so unpopular with Blairite rump of MPs in the Parliamentary Party who do not resonate with their constituents, only the big money lobbyists.
Last weekend Corbyn was down with people at the Tolpuddle Festival; the previous weekend he was at the Durham Miners’ Gala – two great popular Labour movement events.
How many Blairite MPs were there? Was Owen Smith, the “newly minted man of the people” at either?
Every year Jeremy Corbyn attends the London-based commemoration of the atomic immolation of 200, 000 Japanese civilians by US weapons of weapons of mass destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. On many occasion he has been the only MP in attendance, although until his death, the great socialist former MP Tony Benn also regularly attended.
Corbyn has chaired Parliamentary CND for over a decade, and has been the one MP who has consistently campaigned within Parliament as well as outside Parliament for a world free of nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile other MPs like leadership contender Owen Smith were in CND when they thought it would advance their career in Labour to get selected for a Parliamentary seat, but now have dropped all the beliefs they had in a nuclear free -world by lending their pro-Trident vote to the new Tory Prime Minister in the very first occasion Labour had to oppose this terrible right-wing Government.
I know who I see is in touch with the grass roots of the Labour movement.