Tuesday 6 December 2016

It's not always right, but Labour is an important voice in Irish society

Published 18/09/2015 | 02:30

Ruairi Quinn
Ruairi Quinn

The headline in the 'Daily Telegraph' on Wednesday declared "Corbyn snubs Queen and country". A comment piece, also on page one of the paper, was headlined "Obstinately, he stood in silence staring ahead".

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The new Labour leader had declined to sing 'God Save the Queen', the British national anthem, at an official event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The 'Telegraph' knows its readers well, as any good newspaper should, and it knew its readers would be appalled by Corbyn's latest outrage.

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