Huge popularity of former leader’s move will stick in craw of his attackers
Jeremy Corbyn’s new Project for Peace and Justice has met with a huge welcome, with widespread support on the left – and local Labour parties already planning to affiliate. It has also met with bile and vitriol from his enemies, who remain eager to rewrite history and bury the memory of the movement he led and galvanised – and its popularity.
So the news today will come as bitterest gall to his enemies that tens of thousands of people have already signed up for the project’s live launch event, with almost three weeks still to go before it happens. The announcement was made on the PJP’s Facebook page:
As well as Corbyn himself, the event will feature Zarah Sultana, one of the stars of Labour’s 2019 intake of MPs, Unite head Len McCluskey, leading Jewish ANC member Ronnie Kasrils, former NUT head Christine Blower, Yanis Varoufakis and climate campaigner Scarlet Westbrook.
Those who have not yet registered for the event, which takes place from 3-4.30pm on Sunday 17 January, and wish to can still do so here.
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