Jeremy Corbyn’s affiliation with the CND is another reason why he should be the next Prime Minister. How can you justify ever using a nuclear weapon when you know it will kill thousands of innocent civilians? We need our world leaders to lead by example and denounce weapons of mass destruction.
This blog is inspired by the above piece, found on the BBC website, which asks the question “How Do I Know If I’m A Bully?” It’s an article aimed at young people, and is designed to make them look at themselves objectively and question whether or not they are having a negative impact on someone else’s happiness. Bullies don’t tend to see themselves as bullies because it’s such a negative label. They are also looking at events from a very particular perspective, and will therefore lack empathy.
Maybe David Cameron and the Conservative government should have a look at the article. It might encourage them to peer into the proverbial mirror so that they can get a glance at the reflection looking back at them.
According to the article, bullying behaviour can include “verbal abuse, such as name-calling and gossiping”. This week our Prime Minister, David Cameron, was caught on a live microphone saying “We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else. We didn’t realise they hated each other so much.” You have to hear the recording to identify the venom in his tone when he said this. The PM says that it was “just a joke”, but a bully would say that, wouldn’t they?
Another indicator is “emotional abuse, such as threatening, intimidating or humiliating someone”. The Tories are acting very threateningly towards the working class by bringing in new legislation to restrict unions and industrial action, taking away people’s power to fight for a fair, safe working environment. And there are thousands of families that have had to go through the humiliation of using food banks because of the barbaric cuts that have been made during this reign of terror.
“Ignoring or isolating someone” is also on the list. The government has ignored the youth of the UK, and has isolated groups such as the unemployed and immigrants, often actively demonising them, and using psychological projection to place blame on them for all of the country’s troubles. This links into the next thing on the list of bullying behaviour: “Criticising or spreading rumours”. Of course, the Conservative government puts Rupert Murdouch’s evil media empire to work when it comes to much of this nasty business. Ask Jeremy Corbyn, who is lynched for something as little as wearing a tie “incorrectly” (while Cameron’s Yorkshire jibes are swept under the carpet).
Finally, the government should look at this one: “physical assaults, such as hitting or pushing”. The way the government is handling the NHS is the equivalent of physical assault. Sneaky hidden cuts, privatisation, and plans to make the public pay for healthcare will batter the British public black and blue. See THIS ARTICLE for more on that.
I think you’ll agree that, by these standards, the Conservative Government is a giant bully, strutting around the UK like it’s a supersize playground. Hopefully Jeremy Corbyn will turn out to be the hero this country needs to put the bullies in their place!
Jeremy Corbyn has been voted the new Labour leader. It’s about time we had some good political news, after years of disillusionment and disappointment!
He took almost 60% of votes in the first round of voting, whereas Liz Kendall, the most “righty” of the candidates, took a measly 4%. This shows you that Labour’s left-wing is looking healthy, and that the public zeitgeist is: “enough is enough, and it’s time for a change”. Corbyn’s victory is so comprehensive that the conspiracy theorists can’t even claim that he won because of Tory saboteurs.
Labour now has a leader with morals, and we can be confident that he will do what he feels is right regardless of corrupt external pressures.
We know that Jeremy Corbyn is in favour of renationalisation, equality, cracking down on tax avoidance, and helping the environment. We know he wants to cut military costs, and develop an alternative to austerity. We know he offers the perfect alternative to the current elite rulers whose only points of reference are people like themselves, and the wealthy they surround themselves with. We know Corbyn has engaged the youth of the UK onto political subject matter. These were all great reasons to want him to become Labour leader.
However, the most obvious reason for wanting him to be elected was the way he terrified his opponents. The media tried to drag his name through the mud (even BBC’s Panorama), casting aspersions, and using snippets out of context, where even the smallest bit of research would tell you that they were talking, for want of a better word, bollocks. The Tories tried to use reverse psychology by saying they wanted him to win. The careerists in his own party claimed that his election would tear the party apart.
All of this to contend with, and he still won with 60% in the first round of voting. This shows that he is strongly supported, and how can having a popular leader of the Labour party be bad?
This is great news. Cherish it, because good news in politics comes few and far between. Hopefully Jeremy Corbyn will win the next general election so that he can implement his ideas and make the UK a better place.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
A famous quote from Mahatma Ghandi, which can be applied to the Labour leadership campaign of Jeremy Corbyn.
Before Jeremy Corbyn was announced as a Labour leadership contender my local MP, John Mann, sent me an e-mail to ask who I would like to see chosen as the new leader of the Labour Party. I didn’t hesitate in typing Jezza’s name. After he garnered the necessary backing, and stepped forward as a possible candidate for the role, I was delighted.
However, his campaign has received a variety of responses, from complete dismissal to mockery to fear, and, of course, the usual scare-mongering that has become a staple of the Tory modus operandi when it comes to making the “idiot masses” do their bidding. But I don’t think that’s going to work this time, because the above responses have come from politicians and the media. The response from normal, working-class Britons has been consistently supportive of Jeremy Corbyn’s no-nonsense, sensible political outlook.
This terrifies politicians. It is a threat to the stoic, heartless status quo that David Cameron’s Conservative government has manufactured. It is a threat to careerist Labour politicians, such as Liz Kendal, who is willing to turn Labour into a mirror-image of the Conservative Party in order to gain power for herself.
Jeremy Corbyn isn’t gaining support because he wants to move the Labour Party even further to the right. He’s gaining support because his vision of the Labour Party gives the British public a REAL alternative to the cynical Tories. He is also a breath of fresh air from the vulgar, robotic, pandering, politicians who were shoved down our throats in the marathon-length run-up to the General Election. He has principles, sticks to them, and doesn’t rush headlong towards the centre-ground at the drop of a hat.
Seeing Tony Benn’s protégé become the Labour leader would be a rare cause for celebration in our current UK political landscape (which has conditioned us to constant despair and disappointment). Anything other than a Corbyn victory will disengage the public, particularly young people, even more, and allow the Tories to dominate for many years to come.
Jeremy Corbyn gets my support. JEREMY FOR LABOUR