Stormzy slams the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn

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Musician and rapper Stormzy has reiterated his support for former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – saying if the MP is a “villain” then “shit’s madder than I ever thought”.

Stormzy: Corbyn “gets it”

Stormzy threw his weight behind Corbyn’s Labour in the 2017 and 2019 general elections. In 2017, the musician said of Corbyn:

My man, Jeremy! Young Jeremy, my guy. I dig what he says. I saw some sick picture of him from back in the day when he was campaigning about anti-apartheid and I thought ‘yeah, I like your energy’. I feel like he gets what the ethnic minorities are going through and the homeless and the working class.

Stormzy was also part of the #Grime4Corbyn campaign, which aimed to get young people to support Labour. The feelings were mutual – with Corbyn presenting him with a GQ award in 2019. Now, Stormzy has given another interview to GQ Magazine. Once again, he has praised the former Labour leader – and also dragged his opponents.

Writer Gary Younge asked Stormzy how he felt about Labour’s 2019 election loss. The musician said:

It’s like when you encourage children to make the right decision and they make the wrong one even after you’ve explained everything. And you think, A’ight, that’s your decision… you try have your cake and eat it then… Even the way things have panned out… I’m not gonna say I told you so, but…

Of course, things have panned out disastrously since the 2019 election – with successive Tory governments waging class war against the rest of us. So Stormzy’s reaction should not be surprising. However, the musician also pointed to a deeper issue with how Corbyn’s time as Labour leader panned out.

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“Superheroes against evil villains”

As the Canary has documented, the corporate media vilified Corbyn. Members of his own party worked against him to ensure he was defeated. Keir Starmer booted him out based on the manipulation of a report into antisemitism under Corbyn’s tenure, and now Starmer is refusing to let Corbyn back in as a Labour MP. Meanwhile, the Tories have been busy wrecking the country. So, yeah – Stormzy is a bit pissed.

He told Younge:

It was really disheartening. I just thought so highly of him and I still think so highly of him and I think, Well if they can make him out to be a pagan then things are worse than I thought. I mean if he’s the villain in the grand scheme of things, then shit’s madder than I ever thought because whatever your politics or your policies, that’s one thing. But in terms of his intentions they were 100 per cent for good. I mean, if we’re talking about superheroes against evil villains, I know he was for good. And the way people spun it, I just thought, Wow, this is scary.

Stormzy’s comments probably sum up the feelings of many people. The UK is on its knees – but it could have been so different.

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    1. If Jeremy Corbyn really ‘gets it’ about the Labour party’s corruption and utter disregard for anything except gaining power to manage the capitalist economy more competently than the Tories, then he’d have left it long ago. I’m not sure that this musician has much to report on. Is it just that he’s popular amongst some 12–24-year-olds and the Canary is chasing the youth demographic?

      1. You do not GET him! Maybe you cannot see people very well, but he is a very sincere man, one reason why people love him!
        He is the SOUL of the Labour party; but not the Parliamentary Labour Party! You do know the difference? You know, when he was there, millions joined the Labour party when he left, it has vastly shrunk in size!
        Do I need go on…?

    2. JC is just one of the few evolved humans who happens to be also naturally and very sincerely into politics (for some reason, this – being internally ‘Grown’ and being into politics do not usually mix!). There are a handful in the HOP: Caroline Lucas, Clive Lewis, Barry Gardiner (one of the very few who showed support for Jeremy when he was attacked); and maybe(?) One or2 Tories (-not a popular opinion here, but I am an open-minded guy, we just would never see them in cabinet).
      These people while professional, are not ‘professional politicians’ -i.e. people who play-the-game, of semi (Or more) deception; who are not being true to their ‘individual soul’, but just being loyal to the party Machine (Kier Starmer is a very good example; I have no idea of who he is; within 5 minutes, you have a very good idea of who Jeremy is!)
      These ‘evolved humans’ are being themselves. We know who they are for their sincerity has to communicate itself! Period!

      Regardless of what some epopel who either cannot perceive his natural decency and humnaity or who do but aeren;t comfotable with it (the majority are intelligent enough to know this), his preence increased the memebership of the Labour party tenfold… And now it is goign back to what it was.
      AHwt jore evidc=ence ‘ could we get for someone whom those who gte him really love him!

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