Tuesday 17 January 2017

Corbyn is target-rich and still they miss

His critics seem to have forgotten the longstanding snuggling up to his friends in the Provos, writes Declan Lynch

Published 06/12/2015 | 02:30

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking during the debate in the House of Commons on extending the bombing campaign against Islamic State to Syria
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking during the debate in the House of Commons on extending the bombing campaign against Islamic State to Syria

Though he has been involved in politics for decades, in a sense Jeremy Corbyn only entered public life at the age of 66.

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The life he had before that was largely a private matter between himself and various like-minded individuals in the borough of Islington.

There would have been a lot of meetings in rooms above the proverbial Dog & Duck, in which Corbyn and his colleagues would arrive at solutions to the great issues of our time, much of which was pre-ordained but required some kind of formal debate anyway, if only to pass the time.

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