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Francesca Martinez: a word on the latest Corbyn ‘mural’ outrage

While we’re all debating whether Corbyn’s a spy or a Putin stooge, or an anti-semite, people are dying in NHS corridors, disabled people are starving to death, our public services are being cut, our assets are being privatised, our wages are being driven down, our environment is plundered and polluted, and wealth and power remain in the hands of the 1%.

Francesca writes:

This is, as always, about politics. If anyone needs convincing, please read about other socialist leaders around the world. They are routinely called commies, anti-semitic, insane etc. It is an age-old tactic.

Corbyn can’t be touched on policy so they have to manufacture shit-storms.
He is a life-long anti-racist campaigner with a thirty year record of standing against racism in all its forms.

He is one of only 8% of MPs to have signed the five UK parliamentary motions that condemned antisemitism.

No other MP has such a record of commitment to fighting racism and anti-semitism.

While we’re all debating whether Corbyn’s a spy or a Putin stooge, or an anti-semite, people are dying in NHS corridors, disabled people are starving to death, our public services are being cut, our assets are being privatised, our wages are being driven down, our environment is plundered and polluted, and wealth and power remain in the hands of the 1%.

Make no mistake, this is a war.

If Corbyn goes, we, the 99%, all lose.

 

We will never achieve a more equal, democratic, humane and peaceful society, if we allow the elite to destroy anyone who stands up against them.

 

 

 

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Jeremy Corbyn? Alex Nunns sets the record straight – a result!

simon-kuperDescribed as a British author and sports journalist, Simon Kuper, in his article “Poor, white and no longer forgotten” (December 17) alleged that “Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn seems more interested in Venezuela and Cuba” than “unglamorous, everyday working-class problems”.

Alex Nunns pointed out:

“In the 198 questions that Mr Corbyn has asked at prime minister’s questions this year, he has made no mention of either Venezuela or Cuba.

“He has, though, asked about social care, the NHS, housing, welfare, inequality — as a BBC analysis has shown.

“Are these not the very “working-class problems” Kuper writes of? Neither has Mr Corbyn made any speeches aboutjc-bcc Venezuela or Cuba.

“In fact, he has not commented on Venezuela once, and only mentioned Cuba after Fidel Castro’s death”.

Due to this letter – or for some other reason – an endnote to the article now online said that Mr Kuper’s article had been modified at his own request and the Corbyn reference totally deleted.