Corbyn on the IRA, Now and Then

Just take a second to note the difference in tone from today when Corbyn was electioneering in Birmingham and in the past when he was asked to condemn what the IRA did to Brummies. Corbyn’s friends in the IRA unleashed carnage by bombing two Birmingham pubs on this day, 45 years…

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Corbyn Endorsed Stalinist at Manifesto Launch

Corbyn was in his is jumper-wearing, vegan element at Labour’s manifesto when he quoted poet Pablo Neruda:

As the writer Pablo Neruda wrote so beautifully: ‘You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming’.”

Guido immediately thought the quote Corbyn chose had Maoist undertones from the dictator’s ‘let 100 flowers bloom’ campaign; however it seems Corbyn was channelling a different brutal communist entirely – as Neruda is, in fact, one of history’s most famous Stalin supporters, having written:

“To be men! That is the Stalinist law! . . .
“We must learn from Stalin”

Could Corbyn have chosen a more appropriate poet to quote at his manifesto launch?…

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Corbyn’s Manifesto Launch Details

Guido hears that the Labour Party is up in Birmingham City University tomorrow in their Parkside Building. A big stage and banners are all being put up in what could be the setting for their manifesto launch, which – awkwardly for Jeremy Corbyn – coincides with the forty-fifth anniversary of the IRA’s Birmingham pub bombings. Bombings carried out by Jeremy’s friends…

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Diane Abbott Health Watch

Social media was abuzz last night talking about Jeremy Corbyn’s wonky glasses during the ITV debate. As Guido has explained before, this is down to his new Fresnel Prism Lens, a feature of glasses typically given to stroke victims.

Dr. Guido has not, however, been able to identify the mysterious illness to which Shadow Home Secretary Dianne Abbott succumbed in the crucial final days of the 2017 election campaign. Readers will remember it gave Corbyn the convenient excuse to replace Abbott with ‘Temporary Shadow Home Secretary’ Lyn Brown. Who coincidentally and conveniently was not a spontaneously mentioned drag on the doorsteps…

An email prankster posing as Seamus Milne got Abbott to respond to his message asking about “adding colour to the illness story”. Abbott responded tellingly…

“I’m not sure what I can add… diabetes, in itself, would not stop me doing Women’s Hour. I am worried about telling untruths about my health which are easily disproved.”

It was a similar mysterious illness that prevented Abbott from voting to trigger Article 50. John Mann claimed that she feigned the illness to get out of voting. Surely not..?

After the election, Abbott claimed her diabetes prevented her from staying in post for the final few days of the campaign, despite her leaked email saying otherwise. By comparison, Theresa May, also a diabetic, did not temporarily stop being Prime Minister. Although such a mid-campaign move may have helped Tory efforts last time…

Will Abbott’s same seemingly unidentifiable ailment rear its head for a convenient third time in the final weeks of this election? Diane is 66 years old, her former boyfriend Corbyn is 70 years old, campaigning is grueling….

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How Long Will Labour’s Brexit Policy Actually Take?

While Corbyn couldn’t tell viewers of the debate last night how he’d vote in Labour’s proposed second referendum, even more Brexit confusion has been sparked this morning after Dawn Butler contradicted Corbyn’s claimed Brexit timetable on BBC Breakfast.

Corbyn claims 9 months; Dawn claims 6. Any Labour frontbenchers willing to haggle it down further? 

mdi-timer 20th November 2019 @ 10:50 am 20th Nov 2019 @ 10:50 am mdi-comment Comments
Boris on Corbyn’s Magic Money Forest

A zinger…

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