One man brought his local Wetherspoon’s to a standstill with some impromptu campaigning for Corbyn [VIDEO]

Corbyn Wetherspoons
Support us and go ad-free

With the general election now less than two weeks away, political campaigning will soon be resuming after the horrific Manchester bombing. But one man has already got started. And he apparently decided that the best way to support Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was at his local Wetherspoon’s, and through the medium of opera.

At dawn, Corbyn will win!

Martin Terence from Manchester took Nessun Dorma from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot and turned it into an ode for the Labour leader. And with his rendition, he nearly brought the house down:

I will tell it when the light shines

And there may well be more Martin Terences up and down the UK if the opinion polls are anything to go by. As The Canary previously reported, polls are suggesting that Labour is gaining ground on the Conservatives. In one by Ipsos MORI published on 18 May, Labour had gained eight points on the Tories. This put the Conservatives on 49% and Labour on 34%. And this is usually among the least favourable polls for Corbyn’s party.

The latest Survation poll, for example, put Labour up four points at 34%, with the Tories down five at 43%. ICM, meanwhile, put Labour up five points on 33%, and the Tories down one on 47%. And in Wales, Labour has surged. The party is up nine points to 44%, while the Tories have dropped seven to 34%.

Watch the stars

But opinion polls are just that, and don’t always reflect the reality of the situation. And even if they did, Labour would still have a long way to go.

The moves in the polls, however, could be a sign that the tide is beginning to turn for Corbyn’s party. And with supporters like Terence finding more and more inventive ways to raise Labour’s profile, who knows what could happen on 8 June?

Read on...

Support us and go ad-free

Get Involved

– Vote on 8 June.

– 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 screengrab/YouTube

Support us and go ad-free

We need your help to keep speaking the truth

Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.

Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.

We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.

In return, you get:

* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop

Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.

With your help we can continue:

* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do

We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?

The Canary Support us

Comments are closed