Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader [Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images].

Who could possibly criticise a plan to protect the most vulnerable people in society?

The Guardian, according to the wording of its report of Mr Corbyn’s plan to take financially-failing care homes into public ownership.

Apparently he’s making the announcement “in a speech aimed at portraying him as a champion of the populist left”.

Populism is being turned into a dirty word at the moment, even though it refers very simply to politicians who set their policies according to what the majority of people want.

And saying his speech is “aimed at portraying him” in a certain way is equivalent to claiming that Labour is lying – the party wants him to be seen in a particular way when he really isn’t.

Read on for further nonsense. This really is shoddy journalism. An offer to protect the vulnerable – especially after years of vile abuse from overprivileged toffs – is to be welcomed, not rebuffed.

A Labour government could take thousands of nursing homes into public ownership to protect the welfare of residents, Jeremy Corbyn will announce in a speech aimed at portraying him as a champion of the populist left.

As part of the relaunch of the Labour leader as a politician who taps into public discontent with inequality, Corbyn will claim that he anticipated political shocks such as Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, and will say he stands for “a complete break with this rigged system”.

In a key section of the speech on Saturday to the Fabian Society conference in London, Corbyn will castigate Theresa May over what he calls an NHS in the “danger zone” and a care system that is letting down older people.

A total of 380 care home businesses have been declared insolvent since 2010, Corbyn will say, according to excerpts of his speech released in advance.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn vows to take failed care homes into public ownership | Politics | The Guardian

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