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Handlar om Jeremy Corbyn. En del har hänt sedan inlägget först postades. Här en liten enkel uppdatering från Wikipedia, and newspapers:
* On 30 November 2015, Corbyn agreed that Labour MPs would be given a free vote on air strikes when the issue was voted on two days later. A total of 66 Labour MPs voted for the Syrian air strikes, while Corbyn and the majority of Labour MPs voted against it.
* In June 2016, in the run-up to the EU referendum, Corbyn said that there was an ”overwhelming case” for staying in the EU. Following the public voting to leave the EU, Corbyn was accused of “lukewarm” campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union.
* In June 2016 Labour MPs passed a vote of no confidence in Corbyn by 172 votes to 40 following the resignation of around two-thirds of Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet. On 24 September 2016, following a leadership contest, Corbyn retained leadership of the party with an increased vote share of 61.8%.
* The Chilcot report of the Iraq Inquiry was issued on 6 July 2016 criticising the former Labour PM Tony Blair for joining the United States in the war against Iraq. Subsequently, Corbyn – who had voted against military action against Iraq – gave a speech in Westminster specifically apologised to ”the people of Iraq”; to the families of British soldiers who died in Iraq or returned injured; and to ”the millions of British citizens who feel our democracy was traduced and undermined by the way in which the decision to go to war was taken on.”
* Earlier in 2016, Corbyn had suggested a compromise of having submarines without nuclear weapons. On 18 June 2016, he agreed to a free vote, with 140 Labour MPs voted with the government in favour of the new submarines, and 47 joining Corbyn to vote against.Corbyn reiterated his position that the UK should ”move rapidly towards [nuclear] disarmament” after the vote.
* Corbyn has supported a higher rate of income tax for the wealthiest in society, and the introduction of a £10 per hour living wage. Corbyn as advocated an economic strategy based on investing-to-grow as opposed to making spending cuts.
* Jeremy Corbyn has said Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States is an “unmistakable rejection” of the political establishment and an economic system that has delivered escalating inequality and a “global wake-up call” to rid politics of the vested interests of billionaires, Jeremy Corbyn will tell Labour’s regional conference.
* “Fidel Castro’s death marks the passing of a huge figure of modern history, national independence and 20th-century socialism,” said Corbyn, who claimed that “for all his flaws” Castro would be remembered as an “internationalist and a champion of social justice”.
Artikeln 5/12 2016.
Den tämligen radikale Jeremy Corbin är nu partiledare för Labour i Storbritannien. Illustra ”Stopwar” i Storbritannien har publicerat en artikel med titeln ”Remember these 10 reasons why you should never vote for Jeremy Corbin” Jag återger artikeln på engelska, och erinrar mig av någon anledning att jag hört att engelsmän lär ha en slags humor. Artikeln skrevs redan 16/9. (Vill informera om att bilden nedan inte föreställer Jeremy Corbin)
Corbyn may have won the Labour leadership, but columnist Cyril Waugh-Monger warns against him ever becoming prime minister.
THE BIG political story in the UK this summer was undoubtedly ’Corbynmania’. How a 66-year-old antiwar activist and socialist had gone from being the rank 200-1 outsider in the Labour leadership contest election to be the red-hot favorite, and then the eventual winner.
Jeremy Corbyn, a modest, unassuming man who wears an open necked shirt and slacks instead of the usual politician’s suit and tie, has really proved a big hit with the public, who have grown tired of slick politicians who are always ’on message’, and who don’t seem at all sincere in what they’re saying.
Not everyone though has welcomed Corbyn’s advance. One man who has made repeated warnings about the ’dangers’ of Jeremy Corbyn is Cyril Waugh-Monger, a ’Very Important’ newspaper columnist for the NeoCon Daily, a patron of the Senator Joe McCarthy Appreciation Society and the author of ’Why the Iraq War was a Brilliant Idea’, as well as ’The Humanitarian Case for Bombing Syria’.
Below are Mr Waugh-Monger’s ten commandments telling UK electors why they should not, under any circumstances, vote for Jeremy Corbyn.
1. Jeremy Corbyn wants to ’stop the war’.
Jeremy Corbyn opposed the bombing of Yugoslavia. He opposed the invasion of Afghanistan. He was against the invasion of Iraq. He was against bombing Libya and also voted against military action in Syria.
I ask you – is this the sort of man who is fit to be prime minister?
If Corbyn – heaven forbid – had been British Prime Minister in 2003 he would not have committed British troops to the invasion of Iraq. Just imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t invaded Iraq! Well, I’ll tell you what would have happened – the Middle East would now be a haven for terrorist groups which would be targeting British tourists on beaches when they go on their summer holidays. The whole Middle East would now be in turmoil. We’d be facing a refugee crisis with people fleeing all the countries that we hadn’t destabilized.
2. Jeremy Corbyn is a dangerous leftist.
Just look at the sort of policies this man supports.
*He wants to re-nationalize the railways which have the highest fares in Europe.
*He wants to scrap university tuition fees which consign students to a lifetime of debt.
*He would like to make housing affordable for ordinary people.
*He wants an economy to suit the needs of the majority and not the 1%.
*He wants to keep the Sunday trading laws as they are and not introduce 24/7 shopping.
*He is opposed to illegal wars which kill hundreds of thousands of people and he does not want to bring back fox-hunting. Quite clearly the man is some kind of left-wing nutcase.
3. Jeremy Corbyn has been critical of the US and Israel.
Outrageously, Corbyn has criticized US foreign policy and Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. He seems to think that the US and Israel have to abide by international law – and should be held accountable for their actions. The man is quite obviously a communist and as such should not become Britain’s prime minister.
4. Jeremy Corbyn has extremist links.
Not only is Corbyn a dangerous radical himself, he also associates with dangerous extremists. He once spoke at a meeting where one of the other speakers had once shared a platform with a speaker who had once shared a platform with a speaker who had once shared a platform with a speaker who had once praised Joseph Stalin – proving undeniably that Corbyn is a Stalinist.
Also on Twitter, Corbyn once retweeted a person who had once retweeted another person who had once retweeted another person who had retweeted a tweet from someone who I don’t approve of – proving once again Corby’s extremism.
5. Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable.
Jeremy Corbyn wants to do things which the majority of the British public wants, such as re-nationalize the railways and keep Britain out of Middle East wars. This makes him unelectable because politicians are only electable if they want to do things the public doesn’t want.
At the last election, Labour lost heavily to the anti-austerity SNP in Scotland and also lost lots of votes to the anti-austerity Greens. So it’s obvious that to get these votes back, Labour needs a leader who supports austerity, and not someone who opposes it, like Corbyn.
I’m a very wealthy right-wing, pro-austerity warmonger, but believe me, I only want the best for Labour – which is to be a right-wing pro-austerity, pro-war party – barely distinguishable from the Tories. Having two main parties who have identical views on the main issues is what democracy is all about. Corbyn as Labour leader will be very different from the Conservatives, which would obviously be very bad for democracy as it would give the electorate a real choice.
6. Jeremy Corbyn wants to take us back to the 1970s.
In the 1970s the gap between the rich and poor was at its lowest in the UK’s history. Living standards for ordinary people were rising all the time and large sections of the economy were in public ownership. The banks did not run the country and the taxation system was steeply progressive.
Corbyn wants to take us back to these times! Think how disastrous that would be for rich people like me who would have to pay much higher rates of tax which would be redistributed to horrible working class-type people and people on middle incomes. The 1% would really suffer and the most talented people – like myself – and my neocon friends, would leave the country. That’s what lies in store for us if Corbyn succeeds!
7. Jeremy Corbyn would leave Britain defenseless and open to invasion.
Corbyn has promised to scrap Trident.If Trident was scrapped there’s no doubt that the Russians, Iranians, Syrians and Hezbollah would launch a full scale invasion of Britain within 45 minutes.
Britain would be carved up between the ’Axis of Evil’, with the Russians taking England, the Iranians Scotland and the Syrians, Wales (and Hezbollah in charge of Northern Ireland).
Just imagine, Aberystywyth under the control of the evil dictator Bashar al-Assad. Russian troops patroling the streets of Godalming. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard marching in Sauchiehall Street. A nightmare scenario indeed, but all this would be the reality if Corbyn gets his way. The very future of our country is at stake.
8. Jeremy Corbyn once welcomed an article by John Pilger.
In 2004, Jeremy Corbyn was one of 25 MPs who signed an Early Day Motion which welcomed a Pilger article on Kosovo.
How outrageous! To think, a man who is now the leader of one of Britain’s major parties once welcomed an article by John Pilger! No one who has ever cited John Pilger with approval – let alone signed a motion supporting him – should be allowed to stand for high public office in Britain. The freedom to hold and express views and opinions in a democracy should only apply to opinions and views that myself and fellow elite neocons approve of! And we most certainly do not approve of John Pilger!
9. Jeremy Corbyn opposes austerity.
Austerity is working brilliantly at the moment. It’s provided a great excuse for the government to flog off remaining state assets at below their true market value to ’the right people’ in the City. The welfare payments of lower-class people who have far too many children are being cut. Libraries and local authority services are being closed. Yet, guess what? The bearded one opposes all of this. He says that ”austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity.”
He wants to protect public services and libraries from cuts – and instead wants to crackdown on tax evasion and increase taxes on the very wealthy! I ask you – is this the sort of man we want leading Labour – or worse still, the country?
And finally, but most importantly, the tenth commandment:
10. Jeremy Corbyn is very popular.
…And if he succeeds, it’s game over for me and my little clique of elite warmongers. We won’t get our wars and we’ll have to pay more taxes and it’ll be all perfectly horrible! So, don’t vote for Jeremy Corbyn, because although he’ll be very good news for you – his success will be terrible for us!