A crowdfund started by a Jeremy Corbyn supporter has exceeded £200,000 in less than couple of days, as the movement rallies to protect the former Labour leader from relentless attacks as the Establishment seeks to bury both the man and the movement he represents.
The milestone was passed at around 11pm this evening and the total continues to rise.
In true left Labour style compassion, passion and humour are on display in abundance in the history of donations, with pseudonyms of many of Corbyn’s most vicious opponents appearing frequently, as well as variations on the name of his successor.
But the messages also have a deeply serious side, both inspirational and in a display of the pain caused by the vile attacks and determined sabotage that led to last December’s general election defeat. One of the earliest donors to contribute left this tragic message:
But by far the majority of the messages are filled with determination to continue the fight and to ensure that the conduct of those who preferred the horror of continued Tory government to a win for their own party should be neither forgiven nor forgotten – and that an Establishment and media that have poisoned the UK’s democracy and political narrative rather than relinquish control should not be allowed lasting victory.
The attempts to bury Corbyn and the left look like backfiring, by rallying and galvanising the movement against the onslaught.
If you wish to support the crowdfund, or to see details of the many comments and donations, you can do so here.
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