Jeremy Corbyn speaks to thousands at Liverpool rally

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This Writer was very happy with Mr Corbyn’s comment that he uses the social media as a way of bypassing the “Murdoch monopoly” on newspapers and television.

He said stories about the Labour Party in a certain newspaper (he didn’t need to name it) had been analysed and 84 per cent were negative. Clearly the public is being served poorly by the press. The propaganda must be fought. And the best place to fight it is online.

To this end – would you like to hear what Mr Corbyn had to say?

Here he is:

Jeremy Corbyn has described the challenge to his leadership of the Labour party as a “massive opportunity to reach out to people all across the country”, speaking to a crowd of about 5,000 people at a campaign rally in Liverpool.

Police had to close roads surrounding St George’s Plateau in the centre of the city when the event, which was organised with only two days notice, attracted large crowds. Carrying banners reading “Scousers for Corbyn” and “We chose Jez”, the Labour leader’s supporters clambered on statues and railings to catch a glimpse of him as he spoke.

“A year ago, I’m sad to say, our party abstained on the welfare reform bill,” said Corbyn. “No more are we going to go down that road, no more is that going to be the politics of our party. Our party wants a society that works for all, that reduces inequality, that provides opportunity and hope for the next generation. That is what we’re about.”

Source: Thousands turn out in Liverpool city centre for Jeremy Corbyn rally | Politics | The Guardian

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9 thoughts on “Jeremy Corbyn speaks to thousands at Liverpool rally

  1. Christine Cullen

    The main disadvantage of relying on social media to get your message across is that on the whole, it’s younger people who use it and younger people are the demographic who are least likely to vote. I know from my own family and wider circle that my older peers either don’t use a computer for information and just read the papers on it, or do their banking; but they are the larger demographic who always go out and vote! It’s why we have a Tory government and why we are leaving the EU according to the analyses. Sometimes I’d like to round my generation up and give them a good shake!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      That is changing now, and the pace is quickening. Younger people are becoming far more aware – partly due to the efforts of people like Jeremy Corbyn (criticise him all you like; he has certainly energised young people).

      1. Paul Rutherford

        Also partly due to blogs just like yours Mike. I’m pleased to tell you that this blog is now regularly shared on our (private) CLP Faceache page… by people other than ‘This Reader’!

      2. joanna

        I saw the video, he was awesome, though I wish the camera had been nearer. I didn’t hear him taking about the welfare system in this video.
        I hope he feels good with the amount of people with him versus the measly amount with Smith!

    2. joanna

      I have to disagree on some level, because I know a good few older people albeit acquaintances, who have grudgingly embraced social media, if only to have another way of keeping in touch with family and friends who don’t live nearby. I know one elderly man who can use my mobile better than I can, he is totally fascinated by the technology.
      I know that is only one person, but I am increasingly, noticing the amount of older people with smart phones when I am on the buses.

  2. Roland

    And where was the BBC,
    Some people think its olny the young people that use this media and they would be totaly wrong I’m knocking on the door of 70 and all the people I know are on Facebook and twitter etc its nice because they can say what they think

  3. John

    I have to say that of those who have profile pics of themselves on twitter, I’ve seen a fair few of the more senior generation, so age is most definitely NO barrier to social media.
    On a slightly separate issue Mike, I have already posted a message about this (which you have yet to respond to), but my inbox has been bombarded with clearly old blog contributions dating back a couple of months maybe? I’m guessing that this isn’t due to some fault, but due to a backlog of contributions from people? I was even beginning to wonder if Vox Political had been hacked somehow!
    Slightly annoying, but if you just haven’t been able to get to them, then fair enough.

    Back on topic, and I totally understand why Corbyn targetted younger people, no disrespect to the older generation, but the young ones ARE the future.

  4. Martin Odoni

    I was there. Once again, I found myself thinking, “People say this guy is a mediocre speaker?” All right, he’s not quite in Churchill’s oratory class, but when he’s in full flow, Corbyn’s passion is easily more engaging than the plastic phoniness of trained speakers elsewhere in the Labour Party.

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