On VE Day Jeremy Corbyn shows us why he’s the best prime minister we never had

Jeremy Corbyn
Peadar O'Cearnaigh

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Jeremy Corbyn remembered those who died fighting fascism as well as “the millions murdered in the Nazi genocide”:

And that’s not all he did. Because he took time to deliver food to those most in need, as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions:

And through these actions, Corbyn reminded us of the kind of leadership we so badly need at this time of crisis.

This is what leadership looks like

Corbyn took a battering from a mainstream media smear campaign while he was leader of the Labour Party. This was especially heightened during the 2019 election campaign. Yet none of it reflected his record as an anti-racist campaigner nor the sorry racist record of his rival Boris Johnson.

That experience might lead many to throw in the towel. But this has never been Corbyn’s way throughout his political career. And it didn’t go unnoticed online. Lots of people voiced their support and thanks for Corbyn given “the battering he’s had”:

 

Yet nobody put it quite as well as this person:

Not just now

Corbyn has been showing people what a real leader looks like for some time. When Johnson was nowhere to be seen during the February floods, Corbyn visited people affected to show solidarity. Johnson, meanwhile, was accused of hampering relief efforts by not calling a meeting of Cobra which would have helped the government respond to the emergency.

And it’s something that’s proven to be a habit for Johnson. The Sunday Times revealed he missed five meetings of Cobra between January and March as coronavirus grew globally.

Frontline workers are going without the necessary equipment to fight the coronavirus. And Jeremy Corbyn was clear in telling Johnson that these workers need greater support and proper personal protective equipment (PPE). He’s also been vocal on the need for testing as stressed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and supporting better workers’ pay and conditions.

For the many not the few

So when Corbyn brought food to those who need it, he was continuing as he’d always done, leading through example – something that’s woefully lacking in this government. Because Corbyn is today as he was in the past – someone who stands for the many not the few.

Featured image via Flickr – Garry Knight

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    1. I have no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is a decent human being. But he was a terrible leader of the Labour Party. He constantly let the Tories off the hook and did nothing time and time again when faced with an open goal.

      As for the best Prime Minister for the UK, it is evidently Boris Johnson. He won the election with a majority of 80, thanks to a massive swing across a wall of previously Labour strongholds across the Midlands. And now despite all the lies, incompetence, callous bordering on psychotic, disregard for the vulnerable and elderly, as well as breathtaking arrogance and stupidity of the Johnson regime, leading to the second highest Covid 19 death count on the planet, not to mention their vile weaselly shirking of responsibility by playing silly games with statistical interpretation, Johnson STILL is riding high in the polls. What will it take for his poll rating to drop ? Will have to eat a baby on live television ? Even then Laura Kuenssberg or some other BBC drone would come out and say he was VERY hungry and so his meal was entirely justified.
      This has all the hallmarks of a cargo death cult. Johnson’s supporters, of whom there are millions value their hero more than their own lives, evidently. And their xenophobia trumps ( pardon the pun) all.
      I’m sorry, but the British, or perhaps more accurately English people deserve Johnson as a leader.

      I’m glad I left the UK.

    2. Corbyn is almost certainly the biggest bullet Britain has ever dodged.
      And it’s laughable to even remotely link him to VE day. Socialists didn’t support the war effort until the Nazis attacked the Soviets. I’ve no doubt Corbyn would have shown his true colours and they wouldn’t have been pro British.

      1. So if not pro British, then pro what? – leaving aside the detail that what socialists did or didn’t do before 1941 has bugger all to do with what happened between 2015 and 2019, what is interesting about the war effort (and something Johnson doesn’t often mention) is that at the end of it the ENTIRE NATION, from bottom to top, voted in the only genuine Socialist government we’ve ever had.

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