I was going to wait until the programme (Panorama BBC 8.30pm) had finished, but I can’t contain myself any longer.
It’s here if you want to watch it;
This programme is nothing short of blatant propaganda ( Is John Ware the “investigative” reporter a tory I wonder?)
An attempt by the BBC to smear Corbyn and his politics; the same old drivel that the tory house papers have been churning out ad nauseum.
The BBC are throwing their hands in the air, wearing sackcloth and ashes and sacrificing their firstborn because Corbyn has the support of …. THE UNIONS.
Well John Ware, the Labour Party grew out of the trade union movement of the late 19th century, and surpassed the Liberal Party as the main opposition to the Conservatives in the early 1920s. In the 1930s and 1940s it stressed national planning, using nationalization of industry as a tool, but it never favoured worker control of industry. Labour has had several spells in government, first as minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929–31. MacDonald and half his cabinet split with the mainstream of the Party and were denounced as traitors. Labour was a junior partner in the wartime coalition from 1940–1945. After the famous 1945 landslide under Clement Attlee (1945–51) it set up the welfare state with the National Health Service, nationalised a fifth of the economy, joined NATO and opposed the Soviet Unionin the Cold War. Under Harold Wilson in 1964–70 it promoted economic modernisation
Isn’t it funny how some Blairite MPs, past and present also rush to try and discredit him … like Andy Burnham saying that the reason he didn’t want to vote against the tory Welfare Bill because he didn’t want to destabilise the party … oh purrlease. No one in their right mind should have voted for that bill as the DWP mortality statistics appear to prove.
I suspect these MPs are panicking you know. No one knows the outcome of the Labour leadership contest in a few days time but there is a possibility that Corbyn might actually attain the position of Labour leader.
I suspect these MPs are worried that Corbyn, if he gets in to power will whip them into shape!
If Corbyn does win it will be because people have democratically elected him and if the Blairite Labour MPs don’t like it … well, they know what they can do!
As for you John Ware, if the company you work for is having £145.50 of my hard earned cash when I have no choice in the matter, you had better bloody be impartial in your reporting.