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General Election Special: Boris Johnson Smears Jeremy Corbyn and is Spectacularly Caught Out

28 May

Take note of the screenshot here.

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[Published 28 May, 2017]

For those who are either unaware, do not know, or particularly care, Boris Johnson is, miraculously, the current British Foreign Secretary.

Let’s briefly go through the backstory leading up to this momentous calamity before explaining the point of this blog article.

Before Theresa May was Prime Minister, it was Boris Johnson.

After David Cameron stood down – to effectively cut and run before his expenses, offshore investments and private donors could be made public once he became an ordinary MP again – Johnson (Cameron’s Etonian school chum) was briefly made Prime Minister before he also cut and ran.

This left the reins to Theresa May; in what some would describe, as the poison chalice, of managing the Brexit negotiations.

To utilise another apt analogy: Johnson left May holding the baby, so-to-speak.

Typical of so many men really!

Just so you get the measure of this oafish, crass, and incompetent buffoon – yes, Johnson, like so many other men – is that oblique and cowardly.

Fast-forward to the last 24 hours, and in his usual audacious and clumsy manner, Johnson wades in feet first and is promptly handed his ass to him after being caught red-handed in an orchestrated smear campaign of the Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, by posting the following on Twitter:

“I genuinely think it is important people know Corbyn claimed in recent days he never met the IRA. You cannot trust this man!”

This, do not forget, is within 24 hours of Krishnan Guru-Murthy, on Channel 4 News, spectacularly exposing a clueless effort by Sir Michael Fallon, another Tory minister, who has previously been exposed for his links with Syrian Leader, Bashir Assad, also trying to smear Jeremy Corbyn, by attributing comments that were actually made by Johnson to Corbyn.

As Guru-Murthy slapped down Fallon, Johnson did not reckon on the savviness and intelligence of the general public, and so they gave him a similar slap down.

As noted in the following screenshot of a post by @ChrisMcCusker67, Johnson’s smear of Corbyn, as a traitor and enemy of the British people, was an out-and-out lie and factually wrong.

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Another Twitter user, @nickh1877, was also quick to point out that Theresa May has met with the IRA.

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To be clear, Corbyn only met with members of the IRA after the peace process negotiations had begun. Any and all meetings with the IRA, prior to the start of the peace process in Northern Ireland, were conducted by Tory ministers.

Some of those meetings were conducted in secrecy.

So, ask yourself, if anyone is an enemy of the people and a traitor, who is it?

It is certainly not Corbyn. In fact, Corbyn only became involved in the peace process at the request of Mo Mowlam. 

That said, if the path to peace and conflict resolution indeed must come through “jaw-jaw and not war-war”, to quote Winston, can we really blame Corbyn, or label him a traitor or an enemy, even if there were evidence that he had met with sitting members of the IRA?

The truthful answer is a resounding, NO!

It appears that the Tory campaign to win the General Election 2017 is genuinely on its last legs and that they are willing to try anything, including throwing the kitchen sink at Corbyn, a long with any decency and integrity, in order to do so at all costs.

Can Corbyn win? Yes, he can!

Will Corbyn win? Well, that is entirely up to you guys!

Remember: This election is not about the British people; it’s about keeping a Tory government in power for the next 20 years.

Just think about that for a moment: A Tory government for the next TWENTY years!!? 

Stay woke, people!

Author: Jason Schumann

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The Future of UK Labour: Why Jeremy Corbyn Must Go

14 Feb

labourFar from being a hypocrite, I have always stated that Corbyn is an interim party leader.

Despite protestations from anti Corbynista or Corbynite naysayers, I have never believed that he has either the gravitas or image to be a world leader.

He appeals to my values, but I consider him to be simply too bland and aloof and never quite on the ball or in the loop. If not also too harsh, Corbyn reminds me of the person who arrives at the party when it’s just finished and everyone is leaving.

I am certain, however, that he is thoroughly principled and humanitarian, in his values and politics, and that is what attracts me to him. But in the politics of today, being principled will never be enough to win hearts and minds, without presence and some charisma.

It is with sadness that his convictions and principles just aren’t enough to sate today’s often ill-informed, MSM-influenced, and style-over-substance electorate. I also do not believe he is capable of winning over new voters. He is viewed as too left-wing, which is why he is bête noire to many on the right.

Rather like an obese father, too lazy to fetch his own slippers, Corbyn must go; first, because he did very little or nothing to support the remain campaign in the Brexit vote. In fact, he was hardly anywhere to be seen.

It’s true that politics are also fickle; but also, that Corbyn genuinely seems to shy away from the public eye, and he most certainly does not like journalists, TV cameras and MSM.

But can we blame him when more than 70% of the coverage they print and report about him is all negative?

No, of course not!

In Corbyn’s favour on Brexit, there are some suggestions his own party supporters conspired against him to ensure he couldn’t campaign. If so, we can also blame the lack of positive media coverage by Murdoch’s imposed blackout on him and the factory of negative briefings churned out against him by the Number 10 press office, as they did with his predecessor, Ed Miliband.

Just as they did with Ed in 2015, Labour supporters turned their back on Corbyn and the remain campaign, largely due to orchestrated fears, played out by leave campaigners around ‘foreigners invading our country and taking our jobs’ and ‘an unelected EU taking our money, and making our laws.’

Corbyn failed to do a single thing to enlighten, inform, or change the minds of those even from within his own party wanting to leave the European Union.

Neither was he, or those close to him, it appears, aware of just how big the swell to vote leave would turn out to be.

Rightly, Corbyn recognised the benefits of EU membership (to protect trade, investment, the environment, farming, our freedoms and rights), but he failed to convey this to supporters, and seemed completely unconcerned about the potential outcomes of not doing so.

Importantly, it goes to show just how out of touch he is; with the values, and expectations, of young people, traditional Labour voters, & his own grass roots supporters. It was as if he was either purposely asleep at the wheel, or derelict in his duty. That, or his chauffeur drove him in the wrong direction.

It is also clear to me that his deliberate, almost conceited unwillingness to engage in public debate, has helped in his undoing. He also now appears to be proving himself to be an autocratic leader, who is dismissive of the valid criticisms of his failure to lead, rightly laid at his feet.

At the start of his leadership of the party, he had already removed several of his detractors from their shadow leadership roles, informing the press that he isn’t going anywhere. This is arrogant and dictatorial of him. Perhaps also a red rag to bull. You don’t remove someone just because you don’t get on with him or her, or they don’t like you, especially if they are good and effective at what they do.

Corbyn should have been more diplomatic, statesman-like, and proactively sought to galvanise and inspire his party and supporters. In sum, well below the expectations of an effective opposition leader and he has shown neither foresight nor strategy. All of these have served to harm Labour’s future and counter the destructive efforts to diminish rights and privatise everything, as is the current course of the incumbent party.

As Brexit unfolds and becomes more clear, right-wing supporters in the Tory party will slowly repeal the laws that were agreed by all EU member states and designed and enacted, primarily to protect citizens from exploitation and and greater inequality. Without a doubt, things will become worse for the majority, but minorities in particular. We can see the beginnings of this already being evident in the resurgence of the Far Right and increases racism.

Corbyn’s inaction has effectively given the likes of Gove, Hunt, May et al, carte blanche, to repeal the HRA, DPA, FoIA, worker’s rights, privatise the National Health Service & more.

Perhaps more worrying, is that Theresa May is worse. Well, of course she is, especially as it is her clear intention to carry on where Margaret Thatcher left off. But what she lacks in ability and confidence as a sheepish head of state, is masked by her image and taste for designer clothing. More importantly, her longer term aims to diminish what few rights we have remaining. 

As little thanks, we can take small comfort in the fact that the UK Independence Party that began much of this is now disintegrating from within. 

 

 

Author: Jason Schumann

 

 

 

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