Saturday, 24 June 2017

Jeremy Corbyn Rocks Glastonbury


Caught some rather lovely electro pop earlier HMS Morrris, free event at local theatre, in the afternoon, good stuff got home caught up with Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury Festival getting a welcome usually received for rock stars as he arrived on stage with Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis and,thousands chanted his name to the tune of The White Stripes 'Seven Nation Army'.
Mr Corbyn appeared at the Pyramid Stage where he pledged his support to refugees, young people and the environment and took a swipe at US president Donald Trump.
He vowed to cheering crowds that his politics would be "put back in a box"  Also saying: "Look, on the wall that surrounds this festival and there is a message on that wall for president Donald Trump... build bridges, not walls.
Ah Jeremy one minor point, you should have urged everyone to jump them. Remember Jeremy some of your new admirers drawn to your vision of fairness can't afford to catch a bus , let alone to get a ticket for an event like this, Hey ho.
Nevertheless he went on to say;-
"What was fascinating about the last seven weeks of election campaigning around Britain is that the commentariat got it wrong, the elites got it wrong.
"Politics is about the lives of all of us and the wonderful campaign that I was proud to lead brought a lot of people back into politics because they believed there was something on offer for them.
Look, on the wall that surrounds this festival and there is a message on that wall for president Donald Trump... build bridges, not walls.
"What was fascinating about the last seven weeks of election campaigning around Britain is that the commentariat got it wrong, the elites got it wrong.
the elites got it wrong.
"Politics is about the lives of all of us and the wonderful campaign that I was proud to lead brought a lot of people back into politics because they believed there was something on offer for them.
"What was even more inspiring was the number of young people who got involved for the very first time because they were fed up with being told they don't matter and that their generation was going to pay more to get less in education, housing, health, pensions and everything else.
"Well, it didn't quite work out like that and that politics that got out of the box, is not going back in any
He explained that the five-day festival was about "coming together" and symbolised the importance of the environment and peace.Mr Corbyn continued: "Let's stop the denigration of refugees, people looking for a place of safety in a cruel and dangerous world. Let's support them in their hour of need, not see them as a threat and a danger."
Spreading his message across the globe, he added: "Let's tackle the causes of war, the greed for natural resources, the denial of human rights, the irrational imprisonment of political opponents."
The politician shared his own memories of visiting Glastonbury Tor as a child and described it as a "magical area" and a place where "people come together and achieve things".
He paid tribute to suffragettes and other people through history who "laid down their lives" for democracy and justice, as he condemned racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination.box because we are there demanding an achievement of something very different in our society.  I confess I've written this somewhat under the influence. Feeling the love though, hope is such a wonderful  thing.  Hey he's not the messiah, but he sure rocked the place. One day in the future I will climb the Tor again.

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