Jeremy Corbyn Teaches Those Who Say He Doesn’t Have The Presence To Lead A Lesson

It won’t have escaped anyone notice that labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been under fire, not least by his own colleagues, over the past couple of weeks.  Corbyn isn’t a statesman they bleat.  Corbyn doesn’t have any credibility, he is not a leader they complain.  The truth is that many in the parliamentary labour party want a return to the Blair years, the years of “win at any and all cost.”

Blair cut out the heart of the Labour party by moving Labour to the right of the Thatcher Government.  Neoliberal policies, favouring the bosses over the workers was the central core of Blair’s plan for Labour.  It was Blair and Tony’s Crony’s who were largely responsible for me and many others losing faith in politics in general and in the Labour party in particular.

My cynicism led me to believe that Sir John Chilcott’s report into the Iraq war would prove to be yet another costly whitewash.  I did the man a disservice.  His report was a damning indictment of the Blair administration and he even went so far as to say that legal action against Blair and his cronies was not beyond the scope of possibility.

How the Labour rebels must have cringed today when Mr Corbyn handed them a lesson in statesmanship and humility.  Corbyn’s statement made it clear where the blame lay.  Firmly at the feet of the government he was part of.  Corbyn has always been a fierce critic of the war in Iraq but he stood and apologised to the British people and more importantly to the families of everyone killed in this atrocity.  Corbyn voted against the war and campaigned against it at every opportunity and yet he apologised on behalf of colleagues who took every opportunity to stab him in the back.

Corbyn was sincere, measured and dignified, his words heart-felt and genuine.  Corbyn did not throw insults or accusations as many had expected. Corbyn had just three hours to assimilate Chilcott’s findings but compare his performance with Blair’s crocodile tears.  Blair has had quite some time, arguably 13 years, to prepare for this moment.  Corbyn had three hours.

I struggle desperately to recall an occasion where a politician performed with more decorum that Corbyn did today.  I simply cannot remember one.

Corbyn does’t have what it takes to lead this country?  Don’t make me laugh! #KeepCorbyn

 

 

 

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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