Jeremy Corbyn: The Best PM We Never Had

This is, in my own way, a tribute to the lion that is Jeremy Corbyn. The most smeared MP in history, and yet one of the finest.

I joined the Labour Party at the age of 18 in 1984. A party I believed I belonged in, and which reflected my values, and yet, here I am at 54, still to see a Labour Party in government who represents me.

I left the party when Tony Blair became a victim of “absolute power corrupts absolutely,” when he took us into illegal wars and shamed the party and the country. I rejoined a few years ago when finally, a man representing all that the party is about, was elected leader; a man who was probably as shocked as we were at becoming leader, but finally Labour had a leader whose principles many of us shared.

People often say he voted against his own party many times, which he did - PFIs, the Iraq War, etc., - and he was spot on, wasn’t he?

I’ll never forget Theresa May shouting at Corbyn during PMQs “We will never let you become PM!” And she was right, wasn’t she?

When the Labour Party came within 2,200 votes of forming a government in 2017, the full weight of the establishment worked against the man, and did so successfully, aided and abetted by the fifth columnists in the Labour Party who were outed by the leaked Labour Report.

I’m not going to go into detail about the abuse this poor, unsuspecting jam maker and allotment dweller received, we see it every day. He offered change, he offered a different way, he offered hope, and had the party respected our choice of leader, he most certainly would be three years into government by now. He spoke up for the voiceless, he spoke against war, he spoke against greed and corruption, and sadly, that was his downfall.

The mainstream media spent all their time smearing this good man who has been MP for Islington North for almost four decades. They gave a horrible government a free pass, ignored purdah and set out to destroy the reputation of this good man.

To think how different this country would have been with a Corbyn-led Labour government. He wanted to end poverty, homelessness and inequality. He wanted workers to be respected and given what they deserve, and he wanted peace, not war.

As I said above, I’m not going to get into the smears this man had heaped upon him for five years. Strangely, he'd spent 32 years as an MP without being targeted and harassed.

He spoke against Apartheid in South Africa when David Cameron was calling for Mandela's head. He spoke out against all forms of racism and bigotry throughout his whole career.

I’m 54 years old and I’m certainly not in a “cult,” but this man represented the Labour Party more than any other MP in my lifetime. I can’t see us having another chance like this, certainly not in my lifetime.

Everywhere Corbyn went he drew crowds. He inspired a whole generation of people to believe that there is a better way. Jeremy Corbyn isn’t socialism, but he is a true example of socialism. He should be allowed to live the rest of his life in peace, but still they go for him. Why? Because he’s a powerful man whose message has made its way through the establishment lies.

Jeremy Corbyn lit a flame, a flame that we’re responsible for keeping lit. A flame we mustn’t let them extinguish. He will have his place in the history books and all those who set out to destroy him will be forgotten.

Thank you, Jeremy Corbyn, for showing us all there is another way.

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Comments

  1. You speak for so many of us.

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    1. Thank you so much.
      I really appreciate it ❤️

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  2. "He should be allowed to live the rest of his life in peace, but still they go for him. Why?"

    Because they fear that he might become the figurehead for a new, socialist party, and that his involvement would almost certainly mean a very large party membership virtually overnight.

    I don't think that's going to happen - we've let the moment slip waiting for left-wing Labour MPs to grow some spine. But while its still a possibility, the esthablishment will continue to try to head it off at the pass.

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