Latest Tory smear bid backfires as the public take to Twitter to say #ISupportJeremyCorbyn

This weekend marks 15 years since Robin Cook resigned as Tony Blair’s Foreign Secretary over the call to go to war with Iraq.

Like the current crisis with Russia, the UK was being asked to support a confrontation on the basis of evidence that was far from solid.

You know how government ministers always tell us “lessons have been learned” after a serious mistake is exposed?

Here are some of the lessons of Iraq, as detailed in the Chilcot Report:

So Mr Corbyn is right to demand incontrovertible evidence before any action is taken. It’s a shame Theresa May went ahead and accused Russia anyway.

She compounded her error by concocting a new smear about Mr Corbyn – that he supports the Russians.

This is an obvious lie – the Labour leader has been far more outspoken about Russian crime and corruption than the Tories, who have spent years trying to conclude trade deals with President Putin and his deputies.

And the public weren’t having it.

On Saturday morning, they came out in support of Mr Corbyn – in a big way:

Even some of his detractors had to admit that Mr Corbyn’s approach is right:

Even Mr Ashdown’s minor criticism was slapped down, though:

It seems Mr Corbyn’s supporters were right when they said the Tories’ smear campaigns can only help Mr Corbyn and the Labour Party.

Last week, Survation recorded a seven-point lead for Labour over the Conservatives.

Who knows what it will be, next time?

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5 thoughts on “Latest Tory smear bid backfires as the public take to Twitter to say #ISupportJeremyCorbyn

    1. hugosmum70

      and am a 75 year old woman ,a former nurse then benefits advice worker( on the good side of the system, helping not hindering) a mother.grandmother and great grandmother.and aunt and @ I support Jeremy Corbyn. hes the one this country has been needing for some time now. more so at this time.

  1. NMac

    Jeremy Corbyn is the political face of honesty and integrity. The Tories are the face of dishonesty, fraud and corruption.

  2. Pat Sheehan

    I admire Jeremy Corbin and all his team for all that they have done in recent years to try and turn that awful tory and coalition tide that has so blighted this country and been so destructive to so many of its inhabitants. I have written to them giving them my wholehearted support and encouragement in the face of truly vile behavior from government ministers and the government benches at Westminster. It’s Labour’s Socialist Policies that I support though: it can’t all just rest on one or two individual’s shoulders however noteworthy: it’s ‘policy’ that matters and ‘policy’ that demands support.

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