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peppertree

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Fri May 24, 2024, 11:15 AM May 24

Jeremy Corbyn to run as an independent in UK general election

Last edited Fri May 24, 2024, 12:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will stand as an independent candidate in the United Kingdom’s general election on July 4, a move that could lead to a potential upset for Labour in his north London seat.

Corbyn, who has represented the London constituency of Islington North for more than 40 years, announced on Friday that he would contest the seat to be “an independent voice for equality, democracy and peace”.

Labour officials have not included the 74-year-old in a shortlist of candidates for the seat, prompting his decision to go it alone.

“I want our political parties to be democratic; but members of Islington North Labour have been denied the right to choose a candidate,” Corbyn said in a video announcing his plan.

At: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/24/jeremy-corbyn-to-run-as-an-independent-in-uk-general-election

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Jeremy Corbyn to run as an independent in UK general election (Original Post) peppertree May 24 OP
Check him for brain worms liberalgunwilltravel May 24 #1
I'd say it was more the coordinated media campaign against him, than Corbyn himself peppertree May 24 #2

peppertree

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2. I'd say it was more the coordinated media campaign against him, than Corbyn himself
Fri May 24, 2024, 01:58 PM
May 24

Nut'nyahoo - the Milosevic of the modern era - is certainly glad he has that money-laundering court jester in Downing Street, rather than Corbyn - that's for sure.

That said, I'd agree that Starmer seems like a much more pragmatic choice - and with much better chances.

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