Why have UK right-wingers attacked Jeremy Corbyn’s call for peace in Ukraine?

Jeremy Corbyn: all he is saying is, give peace a chance.

This is a story about unreasoning hate.

But you might be forgiven for thinking the person responsible for the hate was former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn – that’s what an awful lot of so-called ‘Centrist’ (in reality right-wing) commentators are trying to make you think.

They’re attacking him because he appeared on a foreign TV news channel, calling for a negotiated peace settlement between Russia and Ukraine, in line with requests by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Here’s what he said:

The Arab satellite channel’s website quoted him as follows:

“Pouring arms in isn’t going to bring about a solution, It’s only going to prolong and exaggerate this war,” he asserted, expecting that this war will drag on for years.

“Then the world woke up and suddenly realized that Russia and Ukraine are the world’s biggest grain exporters and something has to be done. So they came to an agreement , and I hope it holds, to export grain through Odessa and through the Bosphorus to the rest of the world. That is a good move, but at the same time, putting more and more arms into Ukraine isn’t going to bring about it [peace].

“Ukrainians are dying. Ukrainians are going into exile here; Thousands and thousands. And Russian soldiers are dying, conscripted. Young Russian soldiers are dying. This war is disastrous for the people of Ukraine, for the people of Russia, and for the safety and security of the whole world. And therefore, there has to be more much more effort put into peace.

“Europe has been very welcoming of Ukrainian refugees, and that’s good, that’s right. Sadly, they’re not so welcoming and not so enabling of refugees coming from Yemen or anywhere else.”

Fortunately, there are still people who are able to think critically and realise that they’re being fed a pack of lies by our so-called opinion-formers. Here are a few of the responses:

And it is worth noting the double-standard between the way Ukraine is discussed and the full-on support for Saudi Arabia’s destruction of Yemen:

From our point of view, here at ground level, the message should be clear: don’t blindly accept what you are spoon-fed by a biased and partisan mass media.

Think critically.

Ask why these people are saying the things they are and, if they don’t provide straight answers, dismiss them.

Find your own answers. They’ll be much more trustworthy than a pack of lies about the only UK political figure who actually seems to want people to stop killing each other.

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3 thoughts on “Why have UK right-wingers attacked Jeremy Corbyn’s call for peace in Ukraine?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    BBC media have all made Corbyn a monster look how many still believe the media it’s bloody diabolical haven’t they got minds of their own let’s go back in time Cuba us stood to start another world war because Russia was on their doorstep look now the shoes on the other foot now Russia fighting back because NATO run by the yanks has gone onto their doorstep why shouldn’t Russia not push back against NATO. But they still blame a mild manneredan who speaks sense if they idiots not to see that Britain would be a better place for our children but media or the rich won’t allow it to be

  2. Elijah Traven

    The BBC and all the rest of them are complicit in the war drive and war mania of the British State. They’re all criminals. The Labour Party has been repressed. If this happened in countries which the British State is at odds with, the machinery of diabolical power would condemn then out of hand as autocratic and authoritarian. Without a real opposition party in Britain what are we but an autocratic madhouse. It’s time to stand up for our rights and break the chains of vassalage. Jeremy Corbyn was simply stating the bleeding obvious, that war will go on and intensify the more weaponry the so called West pumps into it. And it is is affecting over 500 million people in Europe with the sky high fuel prices and the general cost of living crisis. I switched off my tv five years ago, permanently. I don’t want that shit coming into my home. The national daily newspaper press apart from the Morning Star is just as bad. It is psychologically damaging and a public health menace. There is a way out of this madhouse but it will require a second revolution or civil war to remove the regime for all time to come by a mass deportation policy of the colonial families who stain our world with their evil presence. This land is ours and we want every inch of it back and under public control for the benefit of all the people. We just must start thinking big or they’ll keep us down and out for evermore.

  3. El Dee

    Been watching the TV news today and no mention of Corbyn. They seem to have gotten fed up with Ukraine and only occasional mentions of the new grain shipment merit time. This means the pressure’s off the politicians to resolve this. They don’t want to and are quite willing to sacrifice millions of Ukrainian conscripts in their fervour to damage Russia..

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