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Labour tells councillors watching film that exposes ‘Big Lie’ about Corbyn is ‘against the rules’

‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn: the Big Lie’ exposes the ‘dark and murky story’ of smears and lies used to bring down the Corbyn Labour leadership and the hope of meaningful change it represented – but Starmer’s Orwellian Labour says this is against the rules

The Labour party has banned councillors from watching a film that exposes the truth about what was done by right-wing saboteurs and their media and political allies, according to reports emerging from Wales.

Oh, Jeremy Corbyn/The Big Lie looks at the unprecedented and dishonest hatchet job used to end Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party as thoroughly as Al Jazeera’s The Labour Files documentary series exposed the lies and racism of the Labour right after Keir Starmer conned his way into the leadership.

But the party has begun telling councillors that it is ‘against the rules’ for them to even watch the film – with the clearly implied threat that they will be deselected as councillors, as has already happened to hundreds if not thousands of candidates across the country in Starmer’s right-wing purge, if they dare to watch it:

The Swansea councillors were informed of this Orwellian state of affairs – truth is against the rules in a party whose leadership exploits and breaks the rules at a whim – by the leader of the Swansea Council Labour group, according to locals.

The move has come in the constituency of right-wing Labour MP Carolyn Harris, who was accused in court by a former aide of being a ‘homophobic bully’ and who later resigned as a ‘PPC’ to Keir Starmer after complaints about her conduct. One commenter compared news of the ban on watching the film to the time Labour members in Harris’s constituency party were banned from discussing the appointment of the dire David Evans:

The film, which was made by award-winning film-makers Platform Films and is narrated by Alexei Sayle, has begun showing at venues around the country:

A trailer for ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn/The Big Lie’

Currently scheduled screenings are listed below and updates can be found on the Platform Films Facebook page.


Thursday 23 March, 7pm

Nortons, 43-45 Meriden St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5LS

Screening will be followed by a Q&A.

Tickets: £3 (waged) £2 (unwaged). All proceeds to go to strike funds.

To book a seat go to:

Contact 07721 427690 or


Thursday 23 March, 7pm

Tracks E7, Arch 437, Cranmer Road, Forest Gate, London E7 OJN

Presented by Newham Socialist Labour. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director. Chris Reeves.

Tickets £5, £10 solidarity contribution.

To book go to


Friday 24 March, 7.30pm

Miners Community Arts,63 Teddington Road, Moston, Manchester M40 0DJ tel 0161 682 6253

Free entry, but donations welcome.


Friday 24 March 7 PM

EYST ( Ethnic Youth Support Team ) Unit A,B &C, 11 St Helen’s Road,Swansea, SA14AB

Please book in advance by contacting Jose by email on or tel 07804849206.

Free entry but optional £10 or £5 donation.


Sunday 26 March, 6pm

Sherborne Cinema, Sherborne Street, Gloucester GL1 3BY Phone 01452 520560

Tickets: £7 (cash on door only — no booking)


Monday 27 March, 7pm

Scott Cinemas 51 Westbury Park Henleaze BS9 4HN

This is sold out but there will be a second screening in April.


Monday 27 March, 6.30pm

Rushall Labour Club, Lichfield Road, Walsall WS41HB

Admission: £5

More info text or call 07446007326


Thursday 30 March, 7pm

Richardson Hall, Landmark Centre, 129 High St, Deal CT14 6BB

Admission free, but suggested donation of £2 welcome.


Friday 31 March, 7pm

Sunshine House Community Hub Annex, Wellington Street, Scholes, Wigan WN1 3SA.

Suggested donation £5.



Friday 31 March, 7.30pm

Ruskin House Film Screen, Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road Croydon CR0 1BD

Tickets £5.80 from


Friday 31 March, 7pm

Palace Cinema, Harbour St, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1ET

£5 (cash on door only – no bookings)



Sunday 2 April, 1pm

Lucem House, 78 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1GQ

Tickets £5 (Doors open 12:30)

Tickets & info:


Friday 7 April, 7.30pm

Newton Abbot Recreational Trust, Marsh Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2AR

Free admission. (Collection for striking workers & the film-makers)

To book go to:

Contact: or on 07954 054459


Sunday 16 April, 5.30

The Loft Cinema, 18a West Street, Hereford HR4 0BX

Admission £7 (£5 concs)

Contact: or 07976764969.


Sat 22 April, 7pm

The Soapbox Theatre, Exmouth Road, Plymouth PL1 4QH

Admission: £2. To book, go to:

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