Journalist Owen Jones calls out media bias

Owen Jones talks on BBC Newsnight about media framing of Jeremy Corbyn‘s response to the Russian spy poisoning.

Media bias called out

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Posted by Momentum on Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Jeremy Corbyn says “Let’s make homelessness #1 this Christmas”

The single “Streets of London”, by Ralph McTell featuring The Crisis Choir and Annie Lennox, is available now for download at https://ada.lnk.to/hgkbRAW

All proceeds to the homelessness charity Crisis.

'Let’s make homelessness No.1 this Christmas.’ Thank you Jeremy Corbyn for backing Streets of London by Ralph McTell, The Crisis Choir and Annie Lennox. Join him and thousands of others who’ve bought the single in support of homeless people this Christmas: Link: https://ada.lnk.to/hgkbRAW

Posted by Jeremy Corbyn and Socialist News on Monday, December 18, 2017

Shame, spin and no substance – visibly angry Corbyn fumes over Tory budget

From RT: Jeremy Corbyn poured his scorn on the May government over announcements that the Tories claim will pull Britons out of poverty and put the young on the property ladder.

Corbyn slammed the government, and mocked them for the policies that he agreed with, stating they had been “lifted” from his own manifesto. “It’s falling pay, slow growth and rising poverty,” he said.

“This is what the chancellor has the cheek to call a strong economy. The poorest tenth of households will lose 10 percent of income by 2022, while the richest will lose just 1 percent. So much for tackling burning injustice. This is a government tossing fuel on the fire,” added the Labour leader.

“8.3 million people are over indebted. If he wants to help people out of debt, back Labour policy for a real living wage of £10 per hour by 2020.” Read more

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson has been embarrassing Britain for long enough. It’s time for him to go

Jeremy Corbyn writes in the Observer: “Theresa May should never have appointed someone as Britain’s top diplomat who had accused Barack Obama of being anti-British because he’s ‘part-Kenyan’, and notoriously wrote about ‘flag-waving piccaninnies’.

“Now, after 16 months of the foreign secretary damaging Britain’s standing in the world, she should sack him.

“With shocking callousness, Boris Johnson caused outrage last month by declaring that the Libyan city of Sirte could become ‘the next Dubai’ once they ‘clear the dead bodies away’. Read more

Jeremy Corbyn fills the banks of the Tyne – Theresa May can’t even pack a small room

From The London Economic: Thousands of people turned out in the rain to watch Jeremy Corbyn speak tonight in Gateshead after Theresa May struggled to fill a room on the Conservative campaign trail.

John Prescott tweeted that Labour didn’t pull crowds the size of the one tonight in 1997 as pictures emerged of people lining the banks of the Tyne.

Speaking outside the Sage in Gateshead, Corbyn was roundly applauded as chants of his name echoed around.

He thanked people on both sides of the river, saying: “The bridge unites us, the politics unites us, the future gives us hope in unity.”

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London terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May ‘you cannot protect the public on the cheap’

From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has torn into Theresa May’s security record in the wake of the London Bridge attack, accusing her of trying to “protect the public on the cheap”. In a speech in Carlisle the Labour leader highlighted the 20,000 police officers cut while Ms May was Home Secretary and Prime Minister and said the police “must get the resources they need”.

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Jeremy Corbyn links foreign policy to growing terror threat

From The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn will return to campaigning for the general election on Friday morning after the pause following the Manchester bombing. He plans to give a speech criticising police cuts and drawing a link between British foreign policy and terror attacks.

With less than a fortnight until polling day, the Labour leader will tell an audience in London that a government led by his party would provide more resources for law enforcement and the NHS to ensure people were “not protected and cared for on the cheap”.

The longtime peace campaigner and former chair of the Stop the War coalition will also argue that it is the responsibility of government to ensure that “our foreign policy reduces rather than increases the threat to this country”.

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The revolution will not be televised – Jeremy Corbyn speaks in West Kirby

Photo from The Canary:

The revolution will not be televised. #Corbyn#GE17 #StopTheTories

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Saturday, May 20, 2017

 

The introduction to the Labour manifesto

#GiveCorbynAFairChance: Read the introduction to the #LabourManifesto here.#GE17 #StopTheTories #ToriesOut #Labour #Corbyn

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

Labour #GE17 policies in one meme

Via “The People Vs The Government, DWP and Atos”: Strangely enough, the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph reports on the Labour #GE17 manifesto didn’t have room for any of these Labour manifesto policies…

#GiveCorbynAFairChance #LabourManifesto: The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph didn't have room on their front pages for any of this 🙂 #GE17 #StopTheTories

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn gets personal in one-off campaign speech

From The Guardian: “In 1983, I stood up in parliament for the first time and used my maiden speech to condemn deeply damaging cuts in public services and the NHS. It’s a tragedy that I could make a very similar speech today and it would once again hold true.”

“At the time, young protesters were being shot dead on the streets by the racist apartheid regime in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and hundreds of ANC leaders were in prison. The Conservative government refused to impose sanctions, entertained the leaders of the regime and banned protests outside the South African embassy in London.”

Being an MP helped bring attention to that ban and the wider cause of South Africa’s liberation, and got a group of us arrested. But the space for people in Britain to organise in support of freedom in South Africa was defended and strengthened. And I realised then that political leaders can, if they want to, create and preserve the space for others to organise and transform countries.”

His yardstick for measuring the performance of Labour and Conservative governments over the last three decades was the extent to which they dealt with unfairness and created a better society, he said.

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Jeremy Corbyn: I don’t play by the rules

Corbyn: won't play by establishment rules

"We don’t accept that it is natural for Britain to be governed by a ruling elite."Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader says he won't play by "establishment" rules in his election campaign.

Posted by Channel 4 News Democracy on Thursday, April 20, 2017

“It is the establishment versus the people and it is our historic duty to make sure that the people prevail.”

“Much of the media and establishment are saying that this election is a foregone conclusion. They think there are rules in politics, which if you don’t follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can’t really change, then you can’t win.”

“But of course, they do not want us to win. Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win. The nurse, the teacher, the small trader, the carer, the builder, the office worker, the student, the carer win. We all win.”

“It is the establishment that complains I don’t play the rules: by which they mean their rules. We can’t win, they say, because we don’t play their game. We don’t fit in their cosy club. We ‘re not obsessed with the tittle-tattle of Westminster or Brussels.”

“We don’t accept that it is natural for Britain to be governed by a ruling elite, the City and the tax-dodgers, and we don’t accept that the British people just have to take what they’re given, that they don’t deserve better.”

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15 times when Jeremy Corbyn was on the right side of history

From The World Turned Upside Down:

  • Apartheid: Jeremy was a staunch opponent of the Apartheid regime and a supporter of Nelson Mandela and the ANC.
  • Austerity: Right from the beginning Jeremy argued and campaigned against austerity.
  • Tuition fees: Jeremy opposed New Labour’s introduction of university tuition fees, which explicitly broke Labour’s 1997 election manifesto pledge, as well as all of the subsequent increases. Fees were then trebled under New Labour before being trebled again by the coalition government, leaving the average student in £53k of debt.
  • LGBT rights: As noted in Pink News, Jeremy was an early champion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) rights. At a time when the Tories decried supporting LGBT rights as ‘loony left’, Jeremy voted against section 28 which sought to demonise same-sex relationships.
  • Iraq: In the 1970s and 1980s, while the UK and other Western government were selling weapons to their ally Saddam Hussein, Jeremy campaigned and demonstrated against it, as well as protesting against the mass killings of Iraqi Kurds by Saddam’s regime.

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Corbyn: “If Theresa May is so proud of her record, why won’t she debate it?”

Jeremy Corbyn | Theresa May dodging TV debates

If Theresa May is so proud of her record, why is she dodging head-to-head TV debates with me?

Posted by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, April 19, 2017