According to a Sky reporter, Tory campaign adviser Lynton Crosby is likely to try to use ‘Corbyn’s past’ against him to turn voters off him.
Bring it on.
Crosby’s own past is not without issues. He was alleged by the Daily Mail to have told Boris Johnson not to concentrate his campaign on “f*cking Muslims”, by the Independent of being behind Zac Goldsmith’s shameful mayoral campaign and, according to the Guardian, papers released under the Freedom of Information Act showed that Crosby, while employed by tobacco manufacture Philip Morris, lobbied a Tory peer against the introduction of plain packaging on tobacco products.
PoliticsHome and others also reported that Crosby’s firm was involved in plans, at a time when the NHS was struggling under cuts to NHS and social care funding, to lobby the Cameron government to extend the private healthcare market.
If Crosby intends to target Corbyn’s meetings with controversial figures, it may backfire on him – and it’s up to Labour supporters to make sure it does. A great first step will be to make sure everyone we know gets to see this outstanding video by Ealing Labour for Corbyn, which lays out in crystal clear terms how Corbyn has consistently been right – including in his meetings with Sinn Fein and others – and how UK governments, including Tories, have often followed in the very trails he has blazed:
If we’re talking of pasts, Jeremy Corbyn’s will stand up against anyone’s – and the integrity it shows will put May and others to shame.
You won’t hear that in the national media, though. So let’s make sure everyone hears it from us.
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