Trump, Farage, Le Pen etc have all been dismissed by the BBC as ‘populist’ politicians…a contemptuous sneer that says not only are their policies not serious or worthy of consideration but that anyone who votes for them is somewhat stupid and driven by emotion and feelings rather than reason and good sense.
Oddly one politician who goes for the exact same rhetoric and style, Jeremy Corbyn, is not labelled in the same way by the BBC, they treat him with the utmost respect despite him using the same language of raging against the Establishment…the People vs Power, the People Vs the Establishment, the People Vs the Media and Big Business…..he’s fighting against a ‘rigged system’ and not playing by the ‘rules’.
Remember how Gove was ridiculed by the BBC for saying the ‘experts’ were not always so expert? What has Corbyn said?…
In his first major general election speech, he said 8 June’s poll was not a “foregone conclusion” and Labour could defy the “Establishment experts”.
No outpourings of ridicule and derision from the BBC here. Indeed very little in the way of analysis of his speech and its contents…we have been mostly treated to the BBC asking random members of the public what they think of the speech…a tactic which naturally isn’t likely to produce much indepth comment and is designed to avoid any real discussion or criticism of the speech.
There is a difference of course between Trump and Corbyn, Trump wants to bring jobs back to America, he wants to rebuild the manufacturing base and encourage business, he wants to make money for America. Corbyn wants to take money and destroy the economic base of the country, the same old Labour….welfare not jobs, handouts not a handup.
The other difference is that Trump wants to deal with immigration, to control the levels and who it is that is allowed into the US…Corbyn not so much. The BBC sees Trump as a racist but looks the other way when people accuse Corbyn of being an anti-Semite and certainly of overseeing a party that seems run-through with anti-Semites.
Any doubt that if Corbyn was Right-Wing he’d be on the BBC rack? And yet he’s not. Bias? Think so.
And oh yes? Fighting the Establishment and entrenched privilege? Really?…
Jeremy Corbyn’s son is planning to stand for a seat in the House of Commons, sources have told The Telegraph.
Seb Corbyn is reportedly preparing to mount a campaign to replace his father’s political aide Steve Rotheram, the sitting Liverpool Walton MP, who is standing down at the election in June.
Mr Corbyn’s son and his political secretary Katy Clark are both said to be seeking a seat in the Commons according to three separate party sources.
A deal could be struck with the National Executive Committee which would see seats divided between pro-Corbyn and moderate candidates.
A Labour source said the move will reflect badly on the party leader, who has spoken in the past about the need to draw MPs from broad backgrounds in order to fully represent the country.
Two other party sources confirmed that both Seb Corbyn and Ms Clark’s names have been touted as candidates for seats. The party has yet to begin the process of selecting new candidates.
A spokesman for Mr Corbyn declined to comment on the record.