Don’t adjust your screen. The Mail is actually praising Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Mail Online logo

On 13 September, to the amazement of many, the Mail Online actually praised Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party:


The Mail Online published a story highlighting Corbyn’s “most diverse shadow cabinet ever”. It described how during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs):

Mr Corbyn was surrounded by a ‘donut’ of politicians whose family roots are from countries including India, Yemen, the Jamaica, and Nigeria.

And of the 14 MPs sitting closest to Mr Corbyn at the despatch box yesterday, 12 were women.

The article then compared Corbyn’s top team to Theresa May’s, concluding:

In contrast, Theresa May’s immediate circle in the Commons yesterday was far less diverse – with just three other women and two MPs from ethnic minority backgrounds sitting near her.

No insult

As shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry tweeted, amazingly the Mail Online‘s article didn’t have a “sneering word in sight”. And people were noticeably shocked by the usually Corbyn-hating publication’s apparent change of approach:

Meanwhile, others thought it was too good to be true:

But some people were just happy that such a positive diverse picture was being shared so widely:

“Don’t be fooled”

Some people aren’t willing to give the outlet the benefit of the doubt just yet:

And others feel it’s just going for a “more subliminal” anti-Corbyn message:

Whatever’s behind the Mail‘s move, it’s great to see such a diverse Labour front bench glowing in comparison to the pale insipid Tories.

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