Divided nation: Reaction to video of soldiers shooting Corbyn poster shows danger to democracy

This is a media-led scandal; if the Tory-dominated mass media had not spent the last four years demonising Jeremy Corbyn, members of our armed forces would not have used an image of him as target practice.

And supporters of the armed forces would not have voiced their own hatred of Mr Corbyn. Consider the comments of Trevor Coult, founder of ‘For Our Veterans’ – and the organisation’s own comments in support of him:

It does say much about both the organisation and the man.

But with 13,000 veterans homeless thanks to Conservative government policies, and Jeremy Corbyn the only political leader likely to change that…

… these servicepeople are going to feel like a proper bunch of patsies if they actively oppose him becoming the UK’s democratically-elected leader – as some are predicting:

Senior voices in the Army are playing the incident down as an “error of judgement”:

“Apolitical”, is it? Here’s one ex-serviceman’s response to that:

Meanwhile, members of the public have been making up their own minds – and they’re not impressed:

(Robert Peston, below, is one of those best-placed to answer his own question, as a member of the mass-media representatives who have been so instrumental in demonising Mr Corbyn, in accordance with the wishes of the Conservatives.)

https://twitter.com/MattTurner4L/status/1113461221574029312

https://twitter.com/Aman_Sez/status/1113360112096358400

Whatever the facts of the matter really are, this incident has undermined trust in the UK’s armed forces – to a devastating extent.

People no longer believe they can trust the services to defend our nation, its laws and the way of life that we, as citizens of the United Kingdom, hold dear.

Instead, it seems the forces have been perverted until they exist only to defend the ruling class – meaning the Conservatives and representatives of the political far-right.

What will their leaders do to repair the damage – and will they even bother?


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7 Thoughts to “Divided nation: Reaction to video of soldiers shooting Corbyn poster shows danger to democracy”

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    They should be asking why 180000 forces personnel jobs have gone under these people 20000 police that’s just the tip firemen nurses doctors all gone with the Tory party even our news services media all put out Tory party news propaganda on it goes untill eyes are openned to their lies shamefully we have left thatchers greed of into most of our life’s many infected by this greed we even have the peasants pointing out to those on benefits yet most who work are and they better wake up has of universal credit is coming their way oh dear

  2. Meryl Davids

    No it shows young men shooting at a picture of a man who msm claim supports a group who indiscriminately killed some of the people who were in their regiment and the survivors who are now being tried for crimes

    1. Mike Sivier

      So you’re blaming the mainstream media for lying about Mr Corbyn?

  3. trev

    It’s only Right wing extremists who join the army these days.

  4. chris B

    I think what concerns me most is the creeping gun readiness in the police forces and the well trained and armed riot squads. So easy to turn our police into quasi-military for use against civilians.This doesn’t even account for the 10,000 troops on standby for brexit disturbances.Against whom are all these ‘troops’ to be used? If they do get deployed there will be one hell of a backlash.

  5. Zippi

    Personally, I think it deplorable but I know at least one soldier who… despises him. I tried to reason with him bit not being an armed serviceman, I can’t really argue with him, for I have not the knowledge.

  6. Rik

    Disgusting behavior…
    They don’t realise JC could be their saviour if & when they get booted out or leave the army. .. All they get from this Govt is contempt (like the rest of us) I’m afraid they will find this a reality if this same Govt is still around & need help..
    As for the “British war veteran charity” they’re not fit for purpose!! it’s sickening….

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