Wednesday 16 September 2015
Respect to Jeremy Corbyn
The rise and rise of Jeremy Corbyn is a source of great joy for me. I feel more hopeful and optimistic about The Labour Party and what they can achieve than I have in 20 years. More than 400,000 voted in the recent leadership election and Corbyn won by a landslide. In the last three days he's attracted 30,000 new people to become Labour party members. At the recent TUC conference in Brighton he said: "The values that people bring to joining the party and the party brings to them have to be things that we fight for every single day. I want the unions and the Labour Party to work together to win people over to the basic values we all accept, to change minds and change politics so that we can have a Labour government, we can look in a different direction, we can look away from the policy of growing inequality." I like the new Corbyn shadow cabinet and that there are now an equal number of female politicians as male. I like the fact there is now a Shadow Minister for Mental Health, and I like the fact he's changed Prime Minister's Questions by allowing Labour members a say in what gets asked. The Mail, Sun and most other papers have been doing their best to attack and ridicule him but his ever growing number of supporters are fighting back.
Posted by The Rebel Magazine at 08:09