Corbyn: Disband military alliances like Nato to bring about peace

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that military alliances like Nato could build up “greater danger” in the world, and should ultimately be disbanded.

Corbyn acknowledged the transatlantic alliance was not going to be scrapped immediately but added that people should:

look at the process that could happen at the end of the Ukraine war.

He said he did not blame Nato for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine but asked:

Do military alliances bring peace?

‘The best way of bringing about peace’

The Islington North MP said he wanted to see:

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some kind of much deeper security discussion, as indeed Nato was having a security discussion with Russia until last year.

Corbyn, a long-standing critic of Nato, told Times Radio:

I would want to see a world where we start to ultimately disband all military alliances.

The issue has to be what’s the best way of bringing about peace in the future? Is it by more alliances? Is it by more military build-up?

Or is it by stopping the war in Ukraine and the other wars… that are going on at the present time, which are also killing a very large number of people?

And ask yourself the question, do military alliances bring peace? Or do they actually encourage each other and build up to a greater danger?

I don’t blame Nato for the fact that Russia has invaded Ukraine, what I say is look at the thing historically, and look at the process that could happen at the end of the Ukraine war.”

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‘You have to appeal to people’

The ex-opposition leader lost the Labour whip over his response to the equalities watchdog’s report into antisemitism in the party.

Although he was reinstated as a Labour member after a suspension, Keir Starmer has refused to readmit him to the parliamentary party.

Corbyn said:

I think it’s a wrong, totally unjustified decision.

He declined to rule out starting a breakaway party, possibly based on his peace and justice project.

I don’t know what the future is going to bring. I am focused on representing my constituency, being a Member of Parliament and on saying to the Labour Party: to win the next election, you have to appeal to people.

And you have to appeal to people on the basis of economic justice and changes in the power structures within our society.

Abandoning policies that would achieve that, particularly public ownership, is not going to excite people.

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    1. The saddest part of ‘Corbyn was Right’ is that his calls now fall on deaf ears! The PEOPLE have fallen back into their Zombified MSM Slumber and Fluffy Materialist Dream Bubbles! Predictably, we also now have two Thatcher/Reaganite Neoliberal TORY Parties and the Parasite Neo-Labour Party TORIES who hunted and killed The UK Labour Party, along with any sign of HOPE returning to The House of Commons, anytime soon, are dead set to OUT-TORY the Conservatives! And the PEOPLE? Those who suffer daily with no homes, no food, no care, no etc, have what!? We have NO CHOICE and NO HOPE! Just imagine what we could have had if we did not have all the Get Corbyn Bandwagons! However, imagine the battle we would have had with the Far Right/Nazi infested Military, Police, Secret Services, etc!

    2. A sad loss is Corbyn, what might have been rings loud! Everything Corbyn said and still says shows how correct he is. The country suffers because people heard but did not listen. If only we could turn back time!

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