We know Jeremy Corbyn was right about Vladimir Putin all along – it’s been covered in a previous article.
Peter Oborne’s article is still well worth reading because it casts light on the reasons the UK’s media and political establishment, including Keir Starmer, have lied so insistently and poisonously about the former Labour leader:
Keir Starmer, has spotted the chance to define himself as a tough leader by waging war on the Corbynite left. Meanwhile, Corbyn himself has been singled out by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Tory party as the ultimate vindication of the British voters’ decision to vote Conservative in the 2019 elections.
Hence the recent burst of headlines.
Corbyn sides with Russia (again), announces the Spectator. Meanwhile, the BBC announces that Starmer has slapped down Corbyn for criticising Nato.
Corbyn’s leadership of Labour was defined by one slur and lie against him after another. The lies have started again and simple decency suggests they should be rebutted.
The Tory Party and Labour establishment have their reasons for taking aim at Corbyn. He gives them an alibi. For the Tories and the Labour establishment, mocking Corbyn distracts from their own long-lived collaboration with Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs.
The smearing of Corbyn tells us there is something very wrong about contemporary public discourse. The former Labour leader may be a dissident, but he speaks with deep knowledge of foreign affairs. We need more such dissident voices, not less.
Spot on. And Labour, the Tories and their client media are all trying to stifle those voices, wherever they may be heard.