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Corbyn defends the £20k he took from Iran saying "20k not that much" Watch

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    http://uk.businessinsider.com/jeremy...dership-2016-9

    I guess when you've been on an MP's salary for 30 years and receiving various other payments from fascist propaganda networks, oil lobbyists and outsourcing merchants like Capita, then 20k may not seem like a lot. Though I'd be interested to see what a disabled person who is having their benefits cut would think of it.

    It's well worth clicking the link to check out Corbyn's excuse, which was offered in his usual mealy-mouthed dishonest manner of rewriting history when called on his links to anti-semitic fascists and homophobes.

    He also says that he took the money so that he could go on Iranian TV to explore issues around "human rights". Naturally there's zero evidence that he ever explored any issues around human rights in Iran; he has not been shown to have said a single critical thing against the Iranian regime while he was on PressTV.

    And why would he? He was paid £20,000 to be a television shill for the Iranians and that's exactly what he did. He's utterly hopeless as a presenter (go and look at the videos), what the Iranians were buying was the dignity and respectability of the office of a member of the House of Commons.

    Perhaps, in some ways, Corbyn is right; £20,000 really is quite cheap as a price to sell out your dignity and credibility to a despotic, homophobic, misogynistic, murderous regime.
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    i still trust him more than anyone in the tory party combined, or any past labour leaders
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    mad ting
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    (Original post by alevelstresss)
    i still trust him more than anyone in the tory party combined, or any past labour leaders
    Why?
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    (Original post by alevelstresss)
    i still trust him more than anyone in the tory party combined, or any past labour leaders
    You trust him more than you would have trusted John Smith? Why?

    Also, I'm not sure how the acts of Tories is a defence to Corbyn taking £20,000 from a regime that murders gay people. Not to mention the expensive gift he accepted from an oil industry lobbyist, and the money he took from outsourcing giant Capita.

    It seems that the Corbynista will defend Corbyn doing things that they would viscerally attack if someone else did it. Is that not by definition hypocrisy?
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    Also, I'm not sure how the acts of Tories is a defence to Corbyn taking £20,000 from a regime that murders gay people. Not to mention the expensive gift he accepted from an oil industry lobbyist, and the money he took from outsourcing giant Capita
    Especially when you consider that his one and only selling point his that he's supposedly "different", "honest" and above it all. Whataboutery doesn't really work when you're propping someone up as a saint-like figure......
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    Another champagne socialist. At least with conservative right wingers what you see is what you get, they're not pretending to be hard done by like Jezza and co
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    (Original post by KimKallstrom)
    Especially when you consider that his one and only selling point his that he's supposedly "different", "honest" and above it all. Whataboutery doesn't really work when you're propping someone up as a saint-like figure......
    Precisely; you just got at the nub of the issue. When one points out the money Corbyn accepted from the Iranian government, the gift from the oil industry lobbyist, the Capita money, his supporters simply say, "Well, other politicians do it too".

    That really just undermines Corbyn's supposed USP; that he is somehow a man apart from grubby modern politics. The fact is that he has taken money from dubious fascist sources, but what's worse is that he then tries to make a virtue out of it. That is probably more dishonest than anything else.

    He tends to be quite dishonest and mealy-mouthed when defending, for example,his identifying Hamas as his "friends". He is very slippery, though it doesn't come from any appreciable intelligence; it's simply a form of low cunning that tends to work with the gullible and the intellectually disinclined
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    labour supporter here, he is the worst thing to happen to the labour party
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    But he's a good man!
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    That's nothing in comparison to the £5.6 billion David Cameron accepted from Saudi Arabia for military equipment (currently being put to use to commit war crimes in Yemen - the poorest country in the region).

    Perhaps, in some ways, Cameron is right; £5.6 billion really is quite cheap as a price to sell out your dignity and credibility to a despotic, homophobic, misogynistic, murderous regime.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a6797861.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7150761.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...s-saudi-arabia
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    (Original post by zainyyyyy)
    labour supporter here, he is the worst thing to happen to the labour party
    ..since Ed Milliband! :laugh:
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