Corbyn’s response to an attack by some political has-beens is absolutely delicious

Support us and go ad-free

When a group of politicians went on the radio to attack Jeremy Corbyn on Friday 10 March, they may have thought they’d rattle the Labour leader. But his response to their insults was to throw the best shade of the week at them.

Ooh! Dangerous!

Baroness Shirley Williams, Lord David Owen, and Lord Bill Rogers were members of the infamous ‘Gang of Four’. A group of Labour politicians who, in the 1980s, attempted to split the Labour Party. They did this by breaking away to form the SDP. And they failed miserably.

It should be noted the Gang of Four is also a punk band from Leeds.

The three peers were giving a less than complimentary interview about Corbyn on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Rodgers claimed Corbyn was “dangerous”. Williams said that the Corbyn campaign group Momentum is:

effectively telling [him] what to do, and they make life very hard for him if he doesn’t do it. Quite a lot of the people in Momentum view [parliamentary democracy] as a great fraud. I think that’s ludicrous and dangerous…

She also said she thinks Corbyn doesn’t really want to be prime minister.

Read on...

Corbyn. Shade. Thrown. Hard.

But a senior Labour source told The Canary:

Jeremy is at one with the young people of Britain. Relevance matters. And what’s relevant to young people is hope, fairness and action.

And the official response to the three members of the House of Lords from Corbyn’s office, when asked about the Gang of Four?

Great band.

‘Nuff said, Mr Corbyn. ‘Nuff said.

Get Involved!

Read more from The Canary on Corbyn.

Featured image via Flickr

We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support

The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.

The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.

So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.

Support us

Comments are closed