British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn puts politics centre stage at Glastonbury Festival

Posted: June 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

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British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on June 24, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

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(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

GLASTONBURY, England (REUTERS) – British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday (June 24), telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

Dismissed as a left-wing no-hoper before elections on June 8, Corbyn attracted a surge of support from 18-24 year-olds that helped his Labour Party deny Prime Minister Theresa May a parliamentary majority.

The 68-year old’s popularity at Worthy Farm in south-west England could be measured by the number of pro-Corbyn banners on display and Corbyn T-shirts.

They easily outnumbered those for the biggest names on the musical bill – Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – and the chant “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn” rang round the world’s biggest greenfield festival.

Appearing between British singer-songwriter Craig David and US rap act Run The Jewels, Corbyn – who promised during campaigning to…

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Comments
  1. Alan Scott says:

    Hope he can achieve more for the Left than Bernie Sanders. Watching that space . . .

  2. Me, too, Alan. One point definitely in his favor is that he’s not pro-Israel and pro-War on Terror the way Bernie was. if he actually takes office, however, I think it will be extremely hard to make good on his campaign promises without undertaking monetary reform – this usually proves impossible for progressive politicians with the stranglehold the banks put on them. I think there would be some support for this at the Bank of England. I’m not totally sure where Carney stands on this, but at least he admits that banks create money out of thin air. But Michael Kumhof (a strong sovereign money advocates who used to work for the IMF) is still pushing hard for monetary reform in his new position at the BOE: http://www.monetary.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/kumhof-bank-of-england-why-banks-are-not-intermediaries-wp529.pdf

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