Labour leader’s unbroken history of solidarity with working-class communities stretches back decades
The Tories still hope to pick up votes and seats in working-class communities next week, in spite of the decades of Conservative decimation of those communities stretching back to Thatcher.
But Johnson is no friend of working-class people, as his vile comments about them – revealed last week.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, however, has a track record of solidarity with working-class people that stretches back at least as long.
The SKWAWKBOX has received from a source, on condition of anonymity, a recording of a Jeremy Corbyn radio interview on 24 Jan 1985, in which he stands shoulder to shoulder with the miners who were under vicious attack by the Tories – and condemns the arrogance and cowardice of the Tory government in refusing even to discuss the dispute in Parliament.
And, as always, his thoughts were first and foremost with those suffering hardship as a result of Thatcher’s assault:
Former miner Bruce Wilson said:
I’m a former striking South Yorkshire miner. In 1984-85 Jeremy Corbyn supported me. Now I support him. On your side then; On your side now. JC4PM!
Working-class communities have a simple choice next week. Vote for Boris Johnson who despises you and lies to you, as every Tory has and does.
Or for Jeremy Corbyn, whose actions and words have stayed true to you and those like you through a lifetime of solidarity, regardless of difficulty or personal cost.
The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal or here for a monthly donation via GoCardless. Thanks for your solidarity so this blog can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.
If you wish to reblog this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.