David Cameron once told Jeremy Corbyn to “put on a proper suit and do up your tie”. Now, two years later, Jeremy Corbyn has taken that advice and become GQ Magazine’s Best Dressed Man of the Year.
Well, that story didn’t take long to write but oh boy what week this is turning out for Jeremy Corbyn. Not content with the cover of GQ he’s also launched a ‘banker bashing’ salvo at investment bankers Morgan Stanley. Essentially he’s told those ‘casino capitalists’ that they are right to regard him as a threat.
The Labour leader’s comments come after the US-owned bank released a statement in which they warned that a Labour government was a bigger threat to the UK economy than Brexit.
“From a UK investor perspective, we believe that the domestic political situation is at least as significant as Brexit.
It is certainly plausible that the Labour Party could ultimately moderate some of its more radical policy ideas; the alternative could be the most significant political shift in the UK since the end of the 1970s”
Mr Corbyn’s response came in a video in which he pledged that a Labour government would reform banking regulations and rein in the “speculators and gamblers” who crashed our economy back in 2008”.
“These are the same speculators and gamblers who crashed our economy in 2008. And then we had to bail them out.
Their greed plunged the world into crisis and we’re still paying the price, because the Tories used the aftermath of the financial crisis to push through unnecessary and deeply damaging austerity.
That’s meant a crisis in our public services, falling wages and the longest decline in living standards for over 60 years.”
The Labour leader also said that despite the bank paying more than $3 billion in fines Morgan Stanley continue to court senior members of the UK Government. Apparently they meet with Chancellor Philip Hammond four times in a year.
Jeremy Corbyn seems somewhat self-effacing, at least in this video. He comes across as an honest politician wanting to do what’s best for the common people. By appealing directly to the electorate (via social media) Jeremy Corbyn has effectivley by-passed the established media.
While Jeremy continues to advocate equal opportunity and equality for all the traditional media are driven by an entirely different ideology. Money, influence and power. Consequently there’s now going to be a media stampede to publish anti-Corbyn stories.
Indeed one doesn’t have to look far to find journalists who will report everything that Jeremy Corbyn says as being utter utopian nonsense.
However there are a growing number of people who now believe the traditional media to be politically biased. Biased by way of omission, selection of stories and worst of all, spin. (Paul Dacre knows what I’m talking about.)
Oh I know, newspapers were never truly objective; but they were never this bad. Unfortunately they can’t see that. They continue to applaud themselves for publishing their own partisan ideology simply because it fits their corporate news narrative. That’s kind of scary.
The Fourth Estate has gone the way of quality rock ‘n’ roll and girls in mini-skirts. A distant memory of days gone by.
Yes, the guy with the writing service in Bristol is sitting pretty.