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Corbyn set to come to Barnsley

Monday September 5 2016

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LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn will visit Barnsley on Saturday.

Members of the Momentum Barnsley campaign - the group of Labour supporters who have rallied around Mr Corbyn - say they are ‘delighted’ he has agreed to come to Barnsley.

“Jeremy will be meeting local supporters and speaking about his ideas for a future Labour government,” a spokesman said.

Mr Corbyn will attend a rally at the NUM offices off Huddersfield Road this Saturday (September 10), starting at 1pm.

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Reply Posted by me on Monday September 5 2016 at 12:05
Is he coming to see what a toilet the town as become under constant labour rule.

Reply Posted by Steve on Monday September 5 2016 at 12:16
I don't know how anyone can support this clown. I was a labour supporter until he became labour leader. He's done nothing but damage the party since taking over.

Reply Posted by Alan B on Monday September 5 2016 at 12:40
The man is a fool.

He should stand down in the best interests of the Labour party.

His leadership rival is not much better.

Reply Posted by Me, Here, Now on Monday September 5 2016 at 13:15
More of our hard earned Council Tax money being spent entertaining Corbyn.

Reply Posted by ? on Monday September 5 2016 at 18:42
Is BMBC paying for entertaining Corbyn from our Council taxes or is his support campaign paying?

Reply Posted by John P on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 11:38
Good point,will not be BMBC,so question is where does momentum get its money,Is it trade unions who paid the £3 cheap membership fees so they could hijack the party,keep Corbyn as leader and deselect the 3 Barnsley M.P.s

Reply Posted by Chris on Monday September 5 2016 at 14:52
Steve the only clown is you believing Mr corbyn is a clown
Apartheid: Jeremy was a staunch opponent of the Apartheid regime and a supporter of Nelson Mandela and the ANC. He was even arrested for protesting outside the South African embassy in 1984.
2. Chile: Jeremy was an opponent of the brutal dictator Pinochet (an ally of the British government under Thatcher) and was a leading campaigner in the quest to bring him to justice. In 1998 Pinochet was arrested in London.
3. LGBT rights: As noted in Pink News, Jeremy was an early champion of LGBT rights. At a time when the Tories decried supporting LGBT rights as ‘loony left’, Jeremy voted against section 28 which sought to demonise same-sex relationships.
4. The Miners’ Strike: Jeremy went against the Labour leadership and fully supported the miners in their effort to prevent the total destruction of their industry and communities. Cabinet papers released last year prove that the NUM were correct to claim that there was a secret hit list of 75 pits which the government were determined to close within 3 years. Ex-mining areas still suffer from the devastating effects of de-industrialisation, particularly high unemployment.
5. Iraq: In the 1970s and 1980s, while the UK and other Western government were selling weapons to their ally Saddam Hussein, Jeremy campaigned and demonstrated against it, as well as protesting against the mass killings of Iraqi Kurds by Saddam’s regime.
6. Birmingham Six and Guildford Four: Jeremy was involved in the campaigns in support of the victims of these appalling miscarriages of justice. The wrongful convictions were eventually quashed.
7. Talking to Sinn Fein: In the 1980s, along with Tony Benn and other Labour MPs, Jeremy drew intense criticism for engaging in dialogue with Sinn Fein and inviting its representatives to the House of Commons. The government claimed it ‘would not talk to terrorists’ but we now know that by 1989, it was secretly engaged in talks. Sinn Fein has been a major party of the Northern Ireland government since 1998 and even the Queen and Prince Charles have now met with its leading figures.
8. Tuition fees: Jeremy opposed New Labour’s introduction of university tuition fees, which explicitly broke Labour’s 1997 election manifesto pledge, as well as all of the subsequent increases. Fees were then trebled under New Labour before being trebled again by the coalition government, leaving the average student in £53k of debt.
9. Private Finance Initiative (PFI): Jeremy argued against this method of funding the building of new schools and hospitals, which was used partly because New Labour had committed itself to Tory spending plans. Instead of financing projects through government borrowing, private finance would build the infrastructure and then lease to the government. PFI deals cost the taxpayer £10bn a year and we will end up paying more than £300bn for assets worth just £54.7bn.
10. Afghanistan: Going against the tide of political and public opinion in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Jeremy opposed the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan in 2001. By 2009, most polls showed a majority of British people were against the war and Britain eventually withdrew its troops in October 2014.
11. Iraq, again: Jeremy saw through the ‘dodgy dossier’, the claims of weapons of mass destruction and campaigned and voted against the Iraq war in 2003. In doing so, he helped to organise the biggest demonstration in British history and remains a leading figure in the Stop the War Coalition.
12. Palestine: Jeremy has been a long-standing campaigner for the rights of the Palestinian people, beginning his advocacy at a time when Western public opinion was largely hostile to the Palestinian cause. Last year parliament overwhelmingly voted to recognise Palestine.
13. Public ownership of the railways: Jeremy has always advocated public ownership of our railways. The argument that privatisation would result in competition and thus lower fares has been proved to be entirely incorrect. Instead not only have fares rocketed year on year but the British taxpayer now subsidies the railways to the tune of £4bn a year, around four times the cost of the previous, publicly owned system.
14. Trident: Jeremy has been a long-term campaigner in CND, and has always opposed Britain having nuclear weapons – a difficult argument to make at the height of the Cold War. But now virtually all the polling evidence shows that a majority of people are against spending £100bn on a new generation of Trident nuclear weapons.
15. Austerity: Right from the beginning Jeremy argued and campaigned against austerity. Despite inheriting a situation where the economy was growing, Osborne’s austerity budgets plunged the UK into a double dip recession in April 2012 and by February 2013 Britain lost its AAA credit rating for the first time since the late 1970s. Five years of austerity later and the UK’s debt has actually risen from £1trn in 2010 to around £1.5trn today. The social cost has been shocking, leading to a rise in child poverty, an unprecedented fall in real wages and nearly 1 million people now reliant on food banks to name but a few of the dire consequences.

Reply Posted by Liam on Monday September 5 2016 at 15:25
Feel abandoned and unheard by a political class who serve only themselves and foreign billionaires?

Spoil your ballot because they're all the same, all part of the rigged system?

Frustrated by 30 years of the con of Thatcher's "trickle-down economics", the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer, worsening conditions, increasing debts and the North all but wiped out?

Voted leave to **** the establishment? Voted remain to save us from being buggered by the mighty diamond-encrusted dick of the Tories?

Come see what Jeremy has to say. I don't know what he'll be speaking about in Barnsley, he's addressing different issues in every city and major town, but he's our guy propelled into a position he was never "meant" to be in. He's offering a real alternative and fighting the corrupt system itself. Politicians hate him, the billionaire newspaper owners hate him, yet he has millions of supporters among ordinary people. Doesn't that tell us so much?

When someone comes along who wants to change the system and put an end to all the selfish cash grabbing and dodgy dealing, and has mass support behind him, it strikes fear into the establishment. That's why they've been so desperate for the last year to drag him through the mud and convince us he's "unelectable". It's not that they're scared of him personally - they're scared that the people of the UK will call an end to payday.

Reply Posted by bazza on Monday September 5 2016 at 15:30
Chris.. Do you know Corbyn personally? Just wondered as you are fond of using his first name. Many of the points you have put forward are admirable, some less so. Points 6 and 7: Corbyn for me has been a bedfellow of Irish republicanism for many years. His support of the cowardly murderous terrorists that were (and are) the IRA is unforgivable (the birmingham and guildford gang may not have been responsible for the respective bombings but were active members of the IRA nonetheless). Further he has spoken of his support for dialogue between Argentina and the Falklands, despite the fact the islanders without exception wish to remain an independant territory. Like I said, there are many admirable points, particularly those centred around industry and the plight of the palestinians. To conclude, i am a centrist who loathes Corbyn's loony left as much as i loathe those to the far right. So as much as i can acknowledge some of his rhetoric i fear he will destroy the party to the point of no return.

Reply Posted by Chris on Monday September 5 2016 at 16:00
Baz no I don't but I'm interested that he has been right so many times in the past yet the media pulls him to bits fair point with sinn fenn and Ira but how many others also had meetings with them to try help the situation how many other mps have had secret meetings? Amd as for the Guilford 6 was a flop is any of it even really true with some of the lies coming out lately what do we believe? I know I don't believe alot what BBC and certain papers say these days

Reply Posted by RoyVorn on Monday September 5 2016 at 16:56
Perhaps those local MPs who voted against him might attend the rally, and even bring Owen Smith with them, now that would be interesting.

Reply Posted by Amanda on Monday September 5 2016 at 18:43
Finally! I think Barnsley needs JC who says it like it is and whom I doubt would ever accept a knighthood

Reply Posted by John parkinson on Monday September 5 2016 at 18:49
Will you ask why he does not respond to simple questions.Sent in August about foreign languages in schools,easy,two further requests for reply,nothing.

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday September 5 2016 at 20:26
Corbyn is the best thing ever to happen to the Labour Party, he as made the Labour Party absolutely unelectable.....happy days !!

Reply Posted by Herbert Sherbert on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 10:22
I'm guessing Huddersfield Road/Old Mill Lane is going to be rather busy at 13:00'ish on Saturday...

Reply Posted by Ida Cider on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 12:44
Hope so! I'll be there to listen to the leader of the Labour Party. There might be a lot of people with different agendas though including those who can't get to Asda after last weekend's disaster of not being able to get to Morrisons when the old Coop burnt down.

Reply Posted by Waste of space on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 10:51
I wouldn't pay him out with a load of old co-op cheques! Utterly detestable excuse for a man. I hope he gets the reception he deserves. Rotting veg etc. when is this town going to wake up and realise labour are only out for themselves? They are a big waste of anyone's time.

Reply Posted by Karl Marx on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 16:45
As a socialist I totally agree. Labour is no better than Tory, none of it is anything but capitalist garbage and nothing better is coming out of capitalism, quite the contrary, it'll get a lot worse. Illusions in Corbyn, reformism, parliamentary socialism and all sorts of claptrap are holding us back. Sadly it's going to take a lot of pain before enough people accept that capitalism has to go and the only way to do so is revolution.

Reply Posted by Gavelar on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 13:00
Will Dugher and Major Dan be there waving red flags?

There are two labour parties now eh?

Reply Posted by Steven James on Friday September 9 2016 at 08:29
Doubt it as he sacked Dugher (rightly so) and Dan the man is seen as the natural progressor for leader.

That's another 20 years under the Tories then.

Reply Posted by Royvorn on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 14:50
Gavelar, no just one led by Corbyn...just enlighten our local MPs and their CLPs.

Reply Posted by DTT on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 16:46
Personally I'd prefer a Labour leader whose ambition it is to get into Number 10, not a bloke who wasn't to protest outside. He'll split the Labour Party and the Tories will be in power for a generation. Only him and his Shadow Chancellor puppet master can't or won't see it.

Reply Posted by Carole on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 18:44
Have faith in this man. Barnsley MPs who do not support him should be de-selected.

Reply Posted by Sue on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 20:31
Perhaps he'll bring a few thousand refugees that he loves so much with him.

Reply Posted by djs@hotmail.com on Wednesday September 7 2016 at 08:34
**** you fascist garbage.

Reply Posted by Sue on Wednesday September 7 2016 at 12:55
Taxi for djs@hotmail.com

Reply Posted by Why on Thursday September 8 2016 at 21:29
He is the leader of the Labour Party and he is on a campaign trail across the country.
Why would you post such a silly comment? it's a bit like someone saying that perhaps you'll go to Harlow and kick a few Polish people's heads in since you hate them so much.
Very nasty, bigoted and uncalled for.

Reply Posted by Sue on Thursday September 8 2016 at 22:18
Taxi for Why

Reply Posted by ASAP on Thursday September 8 2016 at 22:47
Taxi to Harlow for Sue

Reply Posted by Sue on Thursday September 8 2016 at 22:53
Taxi for ASAP

Reply Posted by Yo Davs on Friday September 9 2016 at 08:27
I agree wi sue, loony left politically correct Labour RUINED this country by letting ANYONE in and handing over ALL power to the EU.

Reply Posted by Ida Cider on Friday September 9 2016 at 15:12
Yo! Yo Davs
How long ago is it since we had a Labour Government? Was Tony Blair and his ministers loony left??

Reply Posted by Yo Davs on Friday September 9 2016 at 19:00
No the Blair / New Labour years were a "centrist" partay who let in MILLIONS of foreign rats and bowed down to their EU masters at every turn , exactly the reason why we are in the idiotic situation we are in and hence the reason we overwhelmingly voted OUT!
Never before in the annals of time did we such political correctness were one was afraid of speaking ones mind, which has taken this country back DECADES!
Never before in the annals of time did we see such a proliferation of "refugees" under the Blair years.
Oh and I've saved the best till last, did we forget about the falsification of the "weapons of mass destruction" reports which killed upwards of several hundred thousand people cos Blair sucked up to Bush?
Vote Labour, get millions more foreign rats and "refugees" in.
Labour are finished - end of!
If only the IDIOTIC people of this once proud town saw through the Labour CLOWNS and kicked them into the gutter where they belong then perhaps the town can move on instead of being stuck in the 80's mindset.

Reply Posted by incorrect on Saturday September 10 2016 at 15:37
I have hardly heard the term 'political correctness' in the last decade until I read this post. Yo Davs, you are living in a time warp. It is not political correctness, whatever you think this means, that makes it wrong to refer to people as foreign rats. It is basic decency. Nobody speaks like that unless they are genuinely the people who refuse to have a doctor, nurse, teacher or carer not born in England. What on earth have 'foreign' people ever done to you, for you to hate them so much that you refer to them as rats. I feel sorry for your neighbours as you actually sound like someone who genuinely hates people. If you honestly feel that by voting out of Europe, with it's small majority, that you are now entitled to spread hatred, then you are wrong. You should go and live somewhere else perhaps.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Monday September 12 2016 at 08:20
The reaper agrees

Reply Posted by County Kilburn on Tuesday September 13 2016 at 09:27

'Perhaps he'll bring a few thousand refugees that he loves so much with him'

Albert Einstein was an immigrant.

Perhaps visit London and spend some time in the Jewish Museum.

Reply Posted by Yo Davs on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 13:05
My neighbours are Lithuanian, we regularly have them round for dinner and are lovely people, I have been to Lithuania for a couple of days and have even met their parents and extended family.

The venom in my post was clearly aimed at the Labour CLOWNS who signed up to every conceivable EU diktat causing a wave of migrants to descend on this once green and pleasant land changing communities FOREVER, stifling wage growth and industrial relations, housing, our NHS, Need I go on?

You been up Sheffield Road and the surrounding areas recently?

Tis akin to Beirut since our "European cousins" landed (That's me being PC by the way).

Or nip down Cemetery road area , or little Romania as it is now known as....

Reply Posted by Sue on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 16:01
Taxi for County Kilburn

Reply Posted by reg mitchell on Wednesday September 7 2016 at 09:44

Reply Posted by Michael Doogie Howser Dugher on Thursday September 8 2016 at 11:35
I'm not going to see that Jeremy Corbyn, he dunt like me and I dunt like him.

I'm gunna sit at home and learn all the chords for won't get fooled again by the Who so I can play it at next live in barnsley session.

I hate corbyn me.

Reply Posted by Danja Vis on Thursday September 8 2016 at 23:01
Well am going to Michaels to teach him my favourite song Backstabbers by the O Jays then we can play a new quiz game called Abstainers.

Reply Posted by Yo Davs on Friday September 9 2016 at 19:10
And yet the good people of Barnsley East STILL vote Dugher the career gravy trainer in TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME! Wake up SHEEP!

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Saturday September 10 2016 at 19:32