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Wreath controversy

Discussion in 'In The News' started by Recurrent Trotting, 15 August 2018.

  1. Recurrent Trotting

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    Corbyn's political career has seen him have a few dialogues with a select group of terrorist groups associated with movements that would consider themselves loosely anti-imperialist and these moments are often splashed across our screens (maybe especially when the conservatives are being bashed for xenophobia). The latest such dialogue-ish-thing has caused the word 'wreath' to lose all meaning to me.

    Here is Owen Jones, writing in the Guardian:
    So who are Black September?
    So Corbyn being there is fairly laudable as usual, but a very tricky thing to sell to the public, unlike laying a wreath for Yasser Arafat (who recieved a Nobel Peace prize for going along with the Oslo accords and the like). How does the Labour party meet this challenge? Corbyn rolls his eyes when asked questions ( :D ), spokespeople keep saying things along the lines of "the media are smearing Corbyn" and both respond to wreath-based questions with generalities such as that "the conference was nothing to do with terrorism". Labour really needs a Malcolm Tucker figure to go round verbally bashing these silly politicians and getting them in line. Even spin is better than this... when Owen Jones is criticising Corbyn-Labour's PR then it is definitely in trouble :p
     
    #1 Recurrent Trotting, 15 August 2018
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