Hopefully you don’t read Rupert Murdoch’s broadsheet rag the Sunday Times. But if you do, you may have seen a ‘plot’ by Jeremy Corbyn to continue his “socialist” legacy. But don’t worry. There’s a perfect antidote to this right-wing drivel. It’s a video showing what people will really remember the Labour leader for. And it’s already clocked up over 250,000 views.
Corbyn: red under the bed?
“SCOOP” screamed Sunday Times journalist Gabriel Pogrund on Twitter. This was because he’d leaked Corbyn’s “plans” to “embed” a socialist legacy in Labour. What a supervillain mastermind Jeremy is:
SCOOP: The Sunday Times has obtained Jeremy Corbyn's plans to "embed a socialist narrative and ensure a Corbyn legacy". They include
– a possible trip to Iraq to promote "anti-imperialism" and deliver a symbolic permanent break with Blair
– Red Wall visits
— Gabriel Pogrund (@Gabriel_Pogrund) January 25, 2020
But at the same time, prominent campaigner Rachael Swindon produced a video short. It essentially shows some of Corbyn’s ‘best bits’ over the years:
I made this a short while ago and I thought I’d share it with you.
The Jeremy Corbyn sold to you by the British media quite simply isn’t the real Jeremy Corbyn.
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) January 24, 2020
A terrifying video if you’re a Murdoch journalist.
Back to Corbyn’s socialist masterplan, and the Sunday Times wrote how the details of the plans were even scarier. But only if you’re a right-wing capitalist billionaire who enjoys avoiding tax.
Pogrund bleated that Corbyn was trying to “embed” his legacy to make sure his:
radical politics are locked into Labour’s future
OMG! But the commie horror story continued:
critics said the plan showed Corbyn was working to help Rebecca Long Bailey
Hold. The. Front. Page. Swindon was clearly mistaken in her film, where she showed Corbyn’s brimming solidarity with others. Nope. It’s just a Machiavellian plot! But worse than that:
Corbyn is also planning to hold an event with children who have taken part in ‘youth strikes’ for climate change… led by Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, a heroine of Extinction Rebellion.
CHILDREN? Swindon’s video showed Corbyn with children! He must be planning to eat them with some fava beans and a nice Chianti! Then, Pogrund said:
The plans highlight how Corbyn will fight to preserve his left-wing legacy after stepping down, having led Labour to its worst electoral defeat since 1935.
It clearly forgot that in 2017, Corbyn also led Labour to one of its best election results, in terms of vote share increase, in history. But never mind. The hit piece was clearly a targeted attack on Corbyn and his support base in the membership. But it was also a pointed dig at Long-Bailey.
Twitter: infested with commies, clearly
People were suitably unimpressed with the Sunday Times:
Yep, happy with that. Not happy with your interpretation of what a potential visit to Iraq means. That is just more msm spin.
— Dianne🕷 (@orinoco99) January 26, 2020
Someone else made a fair comment:
Jeremy's legacy was to return LP to Socialism
If tory-lite Blairites in PLP seek to undo that legacy they will return LP to position it was before 2015 – fewer than 200K members, in debt, beholden to large donors and with policies approved by Murdoch pic.twitter.com/8KFJ0uUCRv
— Donahue Rogers 🌹 (@DonahueRogers) January 26, 2020
Hopefully, many readers felt like this:
Brilliant. Good to see Corbyn not giving in to despair but continuing the struggle. All great and neccessary ideas that will lay the foundations of a future socialist victory and a chance at saving this planet. Thx Tory press for sharing this with us, we needed the morale boost
— Quornborn #GTTO #BDS (@DissidentYokel) January 26, 2020
But fear not. If you want something to warm your socialist cockles and give a gorgeous reflection on Corbyn’s real legacy to boot, Swindon’s video is perfect.
Corbyn’s real legacy
The film clearly struck a chord. The film had clocked up over 292,000 views by 6.00pm on Sunday 26 January. It’s easy to see why. Because behind the pacifism, passion, and progressive policies, the video shows a man who oozes kindness and empathy out of every pore.
That’s Corbyn’s real legacy to both Labour and politics overall; however much Murdoch’s gutter-dwelling shitrag would have you believe otherwise.
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