One of Britain’s best rappers just came out as a Corbyn supporter [TWEETS]

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Ed Sykes

Award-winning conscious rapper Akala has just come out as a Jeremy Corbyn supporter on Twitter. And he’s clearly excited about the prospect of the Labour Party leader becoming the next British prime minister.

The magazine Hit The Floor has previously called Akala’s music the “brutally conscious history lesson that you never had”. And speaking recently, the rapper shared his concerns that the current British government is in a “Thatcher-like spiral”.

Explaining why he will vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the upcoming general election, he mentioned austerity, war, and the NHS. But simply speaking, he said:

Akala’s reasoning

Corbyn’s consistent opposition to foreign military interventions was high on Akala’s list of reasons:

He did admit that Corbyn alone would not be able to fundamentally change the flawed economic and political system in the UK. But he insisted:

He also pointed out that:

It’s all about the policies

Akala also reminded his followers that elections should be about policies rather than personalities, insisting:

Referring to Corbyn, he stressed:

In short, Akala doesn’t just think Corbyn is a “sane and decent human”. He also trusts the Labour leader to stand up for public services like the NHS, stand against failed neoliberal austerity, and oppose military interventions abroad.

Sounds like good reasoning to us.

Get Involved!

– Find out more about Akala in this 2016 interview. And check out his Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company

Register to vote in the 8 June general election. If you don’t have a national insurance number, a 5 minute phone call on 0300 200 3500 will get it sent to you in ten days.

– Discuss the key policy issues with family members, colleagues and neighbours. And organise! Join (and participate in the activities of) a union, an activist group, and/or a political party.

– Also read more Canary articles on the 2017 general election.

Featured image via Ben Pugh/Flickr

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