What We Can Learn About Mainstream Media Radicalisation From The Finsbury Attack

What We Can Learn About Mainstream Media Radicalisation From The Finsbury Attack

The Finsbury Park terror attack shows us how the mainstream media helps to radicalize terrorists. Extreme conspiracy and crazy, hate-filled website, Infowars, has been reported as being a source of Osborne’s radicalisation, however, this conveniently negates the role that mainstream media has clearly played in this attack — surely now it is time for the mainstream media to take some responsibility for the lies they print, and the lying politicians whose hate they amplify in doing so.

Until we demand more from the media — whether left or right — we can go expect more and more suffering, tragedy and horror as innocent people get caught up in the games of the power-elite who always seek to divide us.

Darren Osborne, the terrorist responsible for killing 1 and injuring 9 others victims — mowing them down with a van outside a Mosque in Finsbury Park, has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for his rampage of violence.

 His trial has also revealed that he was planning to kill Jeremy Corbyn, Osborne told the court that:
it would be one less terrorist off our streets.
And also referred to Corbyn as:
Mr terrorist sympathiser

Echoing the many lies and smears directed at Corbyn by the right-wing over the last couple of years, and showing that their propaganda can quickly turn into tragedy.

Osborne’s trial has revealed that he was greatly influenced, motivated and radicalized by far-right propaganda — sources such the as conspiracy and extreme right-wing “news” website, Infowars.

Its hosts, the increasingly deranged, Alex Jones and professional shouter, Paul Joseph Watson were named during the trial as sources of radicalisation. It was also revealed that Osborne was in contact with Britain First’s Jayda Fransen and that he had received emails from neo-Nazi, Tommy Robinson.

Paul Joseph Watson’s vile response to the Westminster terror attack.

However, absolutely no attention has been paid to the fact that much of the same kind of extreme right-wing narratives and far-right hate preaching can also be found in the vast majority of mainstream media news — which reached a fever pitch of lies and hatred around the time of the attack in June.

 And, of course, absolutely no attention has been paid to the fact that many of these motivating narratives — lies — were spouted by Theresa May and the Tories in a bid to defeat Corbyn during the general election.


Just a few weeks before the attack, on the day of the snap GE The Daily Mail and The Sun proudly displayed these jaw-dropping headlines formed of lies, smear, hatred and utter contempt for humanity itself:


Front Pages The Sun Daily Mail
The Sun and Daily Mail, 7 June 2017

These disgraceful headlines followed months and months of targeted attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, and Diane Abbott in which they had been smeared as being “threats to national security” — a narrative first spouted by former prime minister David Cameron.

Mail header

Mail Corbyn Jihadist BULLSHIT
The Daily Mail started their campaign of smear on Corbyn long before Infowars

This outrageous lie was also echoed time and time again by Theresa May — especially during the GE.

Following the Manchester terror attack in May last year, with the election campaigns in full swing, Corbyn responded by saying that we need to look at our foreign policy in response to these kinds of attacks by Islamic radicals — making the obvious link between our illegal wars and terrorism, Corbyn said:

Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home.

That assessment in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children. Those terrorists will forever be reviled and implacably held to account for their actions.

But an informed understanding of the causes of terrorism is an essential part of an effective response that will protect the security of our people, that fights rather than fuels terrorism.

Protecting this country requires us to be both strong against terrorism and strong against the causes of terrorism. The blame is with the terrorists, but if we are to protect our people we must be honest about what threatens our security.

Following this response Labour jumped in the polls, illustrating strong public support for this very elementary points and highlighting the need for a change in foreign policy.

May, however, responded to Corbyn by attempting to twist the narrative — painting Corbyn, yet again, as a threat to national security.

May said:

At the same time, Jeremy Corbyn has said that terror attacks in Britain are our own fault – and he has chosen to do that just a few days after one of the worst terrorist atrocities we have experienced in the United Kingdom.


I want to make one thing very clear to Jeremy Corbyn – and it is that there can never be an excuse for terrorism – there can be no excuse for what happened in Manchester.

May, in a shameless display to pick up votes went on to say:

The choice that people face at the general election has just become starker.


It’s a choice between me, working constantly to protect the national interest and to protect our security – and Jeremy Corbyn , who frankly isn’t up to the job.

Osborne, we now know, was on also planning to attack Jeremy Corbyn himself — his “hate letter’ gives a clear insight into what motivated his bloodthirsty rampage.

Transcript of the letter written by Darren Osborne, read out in court by Jonathan Rees QC:

Why are their terrorists on our streets today? Weve had 3 Recent terror attacks, our children splattered against the walls of concerts, part n parcel by all accounts, Mr Sadiq Khan, no it isn’t how you can let this happen, terrorists marching through our capital city, you’re a disgrace where was the public outrage after 1400 of our white british none muslim girls?
Where were you in Rotherham Lily allen Jeremy Corby nowhere to be seen, Just thinking about how many more inbred migrants you can bring into the country, the local harbour map of Rotherham mr Hussain wrote of character Reference For one of the rapists in court, really now, hang on a minute am I missing something here, where was you all, Jez & lil?

Don’t you fancy getting involved in that the only protest within the muslim community were when taxi drivers were asked to put cctv in their cars, seriously your taking the piss, mr Hussain has been promoted.

Don’t people get it, this is happening up and down our Green and pleasant land, Ferrel inbred raping muslim men hunting in packs preying on our children, this will be coming to a town near you soon, it most probably has, get back to the desert, you raping inbred bastards & climb back on ya camels. people don’t be swayed by corbyn & his Free packed lunch, & uni fees think of your childrens future, islams ideology doesn’t belong here & neither does Sharia law.
So mr Sadiq Khan how are you this morning?
I’d imagine your gonna have a hard job keeping your happy go lucky vibrant city in order, Part n parcel of living in a big city, carry on as normal, bk to ya day Jobs, what about you Jez?

Osborne concludes, most tellingly, by calling Corbyn…:

Mr terrorist sympathiser, or should I call you harold, “you dirty old man” put that in ya pipe, & have some sympathy for me, well Folkes gotta go busy day today.
Remember peaceful vigils only & please dont look back in anger, God Save the Queen.

It is clear from Osborne’s letter that he also considered to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to be a threat to the country as well (another common theme of right-wing propaganda).

Even the reference to Corbyn as “Harold” from the 1960’s sitcom, Steptoe and Son, calling him a “dirty old man” is a smear job directly lifted from mainstream right-wing media.

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail have repeatedly made this “joke” over the years.

Corbyn Steptoe DM 1Corbyn Steptoe DM 2

For the record, Harold is the name of the younger Steptoe, not old man Steptoe, whose name is Albert.

The court also released a timeline of Osborne’s internet activity, showing what kind of material he was likely to be looking at and thus what drove this kind of bizarre thinking and extreme hatred: essentially this is a timeline of the radicalization process itself:

Timeline of social media activity linked to Osborne in weeks before attack from Press Association:

May 16, 17, 18
Three episodes of the BBC drama Three Girls are aired.
Osborne’s estranged partner tells the court in a statement that he became “obsessed” with Muslims after watching the programme, which made them both “angry”.
She says it is possible the pair watched the episodes on catch-up at a later date.

May 22
Manchester terror attack.
Some 22 people die after Salman Abedi detonates a bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

June 3
Osborne receives an email from Twitter inviting him to confirm his account.
7.15pm – Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen sends a direct message to Osborne on Twitter. The content of this message is not known.
Late evening – London Bridge terror attack. Eight people die in the knife and van atrocity.

June 4
12.48am–12.49am – A number of web searches for Jayda Fransen carried out on an iPad.
Views a number of tweets from her, including breaking news on London Bridge.
1.11pm–1.24pm – A number of Google searches for Britain First leader Paul Golding carried out on an iPad, followed by further searches for Jayda Fransen and Tommy Robinson, English Defence League founder.
Osborne receives an email welcoming him after joining Twitter.
10.36pm–10.38pm – Google searches for “syria bus bombing”, “manchester bombing”, “lee rigby” and “westminster bombing” carried out on an iPhone.

June 6
3.09pm–3.22pm – A number of Google searches for a variant of “muslim celebrating usis in tunnel” carried out on an iPhone.
Accesses Infowars article: “Proof: Muslims celebrated terror attack in London.”
9.09pm – Google search for “which party want to bring back the death penalty” carried out on an iPhone.


June 7
6.21pm – Google search for “bad things about labour” carried out on an iPhone.
6.22pm – Google search for “mayor of rochdale” and “local MP of Rochdale” carried out on an iPhone.
6.34pm – Google search for “sadiq khan” carried out on an iPhone.


June 9
Screenshot of an image captured on an iPhone of an email, probably a circular, from “Tommy Robinson” to “Darren Osborne”, inviting him to a rally in Manchester.
It says: “What Salman Abedi did is not the beginning and it won’t be the end. There is a nation within a nation forming just beneath the surface of the UK. It is a nation built on hatred, on violence and on Islam.”
The message is signed “Yours Truly, Tommy Robinson.”

June 14
Early hours – Grenfell Tower fire. Some 71 people die in the London tower block blaze.
9.01am–10.23am – A number of Google searches for Tommy Robinson carried out on an iPad.
6.16pm – iPhone screenshot shows a second email from “Tommy Robinson” to “Darren Osborne” on seeking justice for Chelsey Wright, of Sunderland.

June 17
10.10am – Osborne rents a Citroen van from Pontyclun Van Hire in Mid Glamorgan, Wales.
1.23pm–1.30pm – More Google searches for Tommy Robinson carried out on an iPad.
A tweet by Tommy Robinson – “Anger? When a Muslim bombed our kids we were told not to look back in anger?” – is viewed.
1.35pm – Google search for “sadiq khan says part and parcel” is carried out on an iPad.
1.37pm – Google search for ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ is carried out on an iPad.
3.22pm–3.37pm – A number of Google searches for Tommy Robinson carried out on iPad.
3.31pm – A tweet by Tommy Robinson – “Where was the day of rage after the terrorist attacks. All I saw was lighting candles” – is viewed on an iPad.
3.37pm – Google search for “sadiq khan carry on as normal” is carried out on iPad.
7.30pm–9.30pm – Osborne goes to the Hollybush pub, where he composes a handwritten letter said to have been found in the van used in the attack and is accused of “preaching racial hatred” by another customer.

June 18
Osborne travels to London.

June 19
12.15am – Osborne drives van into a group of Muslims tending to a man who has fallen ill.

Infowars Proof muslims PJW

Infowars Proof muslims PJW 2
The Infowars article by loudmouth hate preacher, Paul Joseph Watson, that Osborne is referenced to have accessed.

There can be no doubt that Osborne was also accessing vast amounts of mainstream media whilst carrying out these searches. It is easy to just blame the far-right hate preachers here, but honestly, how much more extreme is Paul Joseph Watson than The Sun, or Mail in their coverage of Corbyn, terrorism, or Muslims?

How much more extreme are the sick and disturbing narratives parroted by the Britain First hate preachers, than those parroted by May in response to terrorism in which she, once again, tried to blame Corbyn and smear him as terrorist sympathiser and national security threat?

A very clear link has been shown here between far-right hate preachers and actual terrorism with leading figures, Tommy Robinson, Paul Golding, and Jayda Fransen all mentioned by name as being in contact one way or another with Osborne.

Why then are these people not being investigated for inciting or inspiring terror?

If it was an Islamic terrorist such clear links would almost certainly be investigated, likely leading to detentions and prosecutions under the terrorism act.

Theresa May has always been quick to stress the need to clamp down on internet freedom following Islamic terror attacks, after the London Bridge attack in June, May was quick to blame the internet, saying:

We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed


Yet that is precisely what the internet and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide.

And declaring that:

We need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online.

Yet, oddly enough May and the right-wing media have been strangely silent when it comes to the kind of right-wing extremist propaganda that clearly helped to motivate, radicalize and inspire Osborne.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are clearly part of the vile propaganda that does radicalise people and leads to such violent atrocities?

None of this is to say that the internet should be regulated by the nanny state, with May and co deciding what we can and can’t access, but rather this about the responsibility that the media, journalists, and above all else politicians should take for acts of terrorism, and the kind of language and information they put out there in doing so.

The right-wing press has become so vile and twisted over the years that much of it can be considered extremist hate preaching: and simply put propaganda to radicalize potential terrorists.

Yet, the mainstream media has not taken one shred of responsibility for this. Both they and the Tories spent their time and energy doing as much they could to smear Corbyn with a raft of ridiculous smears, endlessly repeating the doctrine that he is a threat to national security and a terrorist sympathizer who adored the IRA, and hates our country.

Such bile does have an effect — Osborne is testament to that fact, as was Jo Cox’s killer, Thomas Mair, and sadly many others.

As Corbyn said, we must understand and tackle the root causes of terrorism above all else, but the power establishment, of course, does nothing but create endless distraction from those root causes.

Writing their own versions of reality that have become hate-filled fantasy lands which feul more and more terrorism, and thus creates more and more innocent victims.

The mainstream media is the source of radicalization we should really be worried about,  and we should expect more from them, we should expect that their journalism isn’t likely to endanger people’s lives and that they should have a basic duty to balance and facts and some form sanity.

Whether left or right, the media and politicians must take responsibility for their actions.

Unless we force them to do so, it is impossible to imagine a world in which we can ever seriously tackle terrorist atrocities.


Tory Election Call Center ‘Unlawful’ But Goes Unpunished, Whilst Disabled People Get Sanctioned For Having Heart Attacks

Tory Election Call Center ‘Unlawful’ But Goes Unpunished, Whilst Disabled People Get Sanctioned For Having Heart Attacks

The Tories have been “warned” by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for their “unlawful” call-center election scam, but they won’t do anything about it….

When Mafia expert, Roberto Saviano, said that the UK is the “the most corrupt country in the world” he wasn’t lying, or joking.

This is yet another example of how our corruption works—always to protect the powerful.

ICO report
From the ICO Blog-report on Tory call center.

The same system of power that sanctions disabled benefit claimants whilst they are having a heart attack during a “work capability assessment”—also allows this kind of clear “unlawful” election fraud to go unpunished.

I think that says it all about this country.

For all of the mainstream media’s (MSM) endless hysteria over the Russian-Trump-Putin election conspiracy: this kind of clear, proven, documented election fraud goes unchallenged and unreported.

Perhaps some of the Tory call center slaves (sorry I mean workers) were from Russia? Or sounded like they had a Russian accent? Or maybe one of them had a dog called “Putin”?

Perhaps that is what it would take to get the MSM (except Channel 4 News, that is) to report on this story and Tory election fraud in general.

Perhaps….but probably not.

NO, BBC! This is How To REALLY SPOT Fake News! The DEFINITIVE Must READ Guide To The BIGGEST, MOST DAMAGING PLAGUE Of Our Time!!!!!!!!

NO, BBC! This is How To REALLY SPOT Fake News! The DEFINITIVE Must READ Guide To The BIGGEST, MOST DAMAGING PLAGUE Of Our Time!!!!!!!!

Yesterday (9 May 2017) on BBC One snooze-athon The One (brain cell) Show our fearless leader Theresa May finally spoke — addressing her adoring populous (the BBC One Show Producers and Hosts) — alongside a man who she claimed was her husband.


The Show also contained a well-placed guide to spotting fake news — it is in this spirit that I would like to offer my own definitive guide to spotting fake news — thus doing my public duty to rid this plague from our otherwise perfectly, fully functioning democratic country.

May’s appearance was a sad and desperate attempt by her to appear as if she’s an ACTUAL HUMAN BEING.

Of course, the appearance was designed to appeal to middle-aged/middle-England and her raving fanbase of elderly people and Daily Mail fundamentalists — you know — people who CAN ACTUALLY bare to sit through the mind-numbing blandness of the One Show without shooting themselves in the head, or reaching for the “Osborne Special” — gram of extra strong cocaine — just to get through the experience.


May One Show
May and May on One Show: SCREENSHOT OF THE PM Wrinkling her face up. I don’t want to go full on Daily Mail here — but I feel this pose is quite Symbolic, none the less.

Sitting next to her was her husband — a man. Watching the happy couple pretend to be in love was certainly a sight for sore eyes — especially for me as I was sticking forks into mine just to stay awake.


May has generally kept away from the public — for good reason — she has the Hillary Clinton factor (the more people hear, see, or know about her the less they like her.)


This is precisely why she refuses to talk to the public — apart from a select “lucky” few at carefully, stage-managed events.


She has previously run away from the public on the campaign trail — and is notoriously fearful of ever talking to the people she demands/scares into voting for her.


May is about as likable as smallpox — if it was a choice between the two at the ballot box — it would still be a rough decision.

All she can offer is “strong and stable” a phrase which normally would only be used to describe an antique wooden table. And yet still the table would be preferable, as at least it really is “strong and stable”, making it about a gazillion times more truthful than the notorious bare-faced liar known as May.


In between this extended fluff-piece (fluffers being extras that give blowjobs between takes to porn stars to keep them going), we were treated to an enlightened segment about the peril of “fake news”.

The BBC  has decided that fake news is a huge problem — especially with young people. Although, no real evidence could be provided for this claim — as usual the BBC — took it upon themselves to teach the gullible children how to spot fake news.


The children were hearded into an old cabin and forced to learn about fake news.
Could you have more of a trick question? Trump is one of the most incomprehensible people in the world — telling fake Trump from real Trump is almost impossible. I wouldn’t be surprised if real Trump Retweeted fake Trump — unable to tell the difference himself.
The children learned a lot — mainly what they learned was to trust the BBC. And some cynics say the education system is just brainwashing children into conformity….

Turns out the answer according to the BBC was to trust the establishment media, ie: The BBC.


It is in the spirit that I would like to present my own definitive guide to spotting fake news (one of the biggest threats of our time.)

Let’s begin…..it’s complex stuff….so please pay attention.


  1. Open your internet browser.

  2. Type in the following: WWW.BBC.CO.UK/NEWS

  3. Choose an article (don’t worry it doesn’t matter which one).

  4. Read it carefully.

  5. CONGRATUALTIONS! You’ve now become an expert at spotting fake news!

Whether they be lying about WMD’s in Iraq and sending us into never-ending wars that cause the deaths 100,000’s of innocent people or making up stories about how everyone HATES Jeremy Corbyn or lying about Labour’s financial policy through their corporately funded spokesperson from the IFS — the BBC is the primary place to get your full dose of fake news (even better than this you’re forced to pay for this shit!)

In fact, it would be more surprising to read something actually truthful on the BBC.

You know, with ALL the relevant facts. Not just some that help supports the case they are trying to make — with a tiny amount of counter fact and opinion to give it the illusion of not being bias. But ALL THE FACTS.

It seems like every election the BBC are going to wheel out this fucking fake news BS. They jumped in at the deep end after Trump won the election blaming fake news — which as I said at the time was actually a ruse to try and censor and kill websites like this, or The Canary, or Evolve Politics.


A study after the election by Stanford University showed that fake news is unlikely to have been the reason for Trump’s election.

stanford Study Fake News 1stanford Study Fake News 2

Yet, the mainstream media cannot seem to make up its mind about this: on the one hand we have commentariats like Owen Jones saying that social media alone is not enough to get Corbyn elected. Then we have the BBC claiming that fake news (mainly spread through social media) is the reason Trump got elected.


Surely then, internet news cannot be both powerful enough to get the president of the US elected, and also so useless that it isn’t enough to get Corbyn elected?

My head hurts from this insane “logic”.


The BBC should actually be embarrassed by the fact that they leave so much information out of the “news” they broadcast — yet, they aren’t and won’t ever be.


The fact this segment was nestled nicely into the May’s “interview” makes it all the more ironic.

The Tories endless lies — calling Corbyn a “national security threat” and “terrorist sympathizer” and all the other stupid fake news shite they come out with — parroted, endlessly, gleefully in the echo chamber of the BBC and MSM.

Yes, the irony is painful.

The One Show — The Tories — The BBC — all the same thing in the end: propaganda.

Can’t wait until they have Corbyn on.

First question:

Now, Jeremy why do you hate the country, our freedoms, and national security so much?

Followed by:


We hear that you have plans to make every single child in the country read Marx’s communist manifesto 8 times EVERY SINGLE day — in the completely impossible event of you (ahahahahahahahahah!) winning on June 8 *sniggers* and beating the most POPULAR BELOVED POLITICIAN on the face of our planet! And her wonderful, caring, loving, husband.

Followed by:

Was it your love for the IRA’s well-known terrorist praiser Gerry Adams that inspired you to grow your Osama bin Laden like beard?


There you have it kids: how to REALLY spot fake news…..


WATCH: Corbyn SLAMS Murdoch As Labour Officially Launches GE Campaign

WATCH: Corbyn SLAMS Murdoch As Labour Officially Launches GE Campaign

Labour kicked off their official general election (GE) campaign in Manchester today (9th May 2017).

During his speech at the event, Jeremy Corbyn slammed the “rigged system” of Tory rule — which has seen grotesque levels of wealth inequality rise in this country since they got into power in 2010.

Corbyn directly attacked billionaire media mogul and Mr Burns look alike (and act alike) Rupert Murdoch.


After slamming the Tories for “ holding back” the potential of our country through austerity and privatization, Corbyn said:

Britain is a rich country – the sixth richest in the world.

We caught a glimpse of that wealth only two days ago when Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times published its Rich List.

In the last year, Britain’s 1,000 richest people have seen their wealth rise by 14 per cent to £658 billion – that’s nearly six times the budget of our NHS.

Imagine the outcry if public sector workers put in for a 14 per cent pay rise.

But it’s no surprise that the richest have got even richer after the tens of billions the Tories have handed them in tax cuts.

That’s what we mean when we say the system is rigged for the rich.

So thanks for making that clear, Mr Murdoch – though I imagine it’s the only help you will give us in this campaign.

In fact, we expect hostility. Our challenge to a rigged system is bound to meet hostility.


And warned that:

there is a real danger that the Tories’ fearmongering and spin machine will make some people settle for less than they should. Resign themselves to things the way they are – underestimating just how many more burdens the Tories could impose if their mission to rig the system for the rich isn’t halted.

We now have 30 days in which to save the country. As Corbyn said today at the speech:

We can transform Britain into a country that – instead of being run for the rich – is a one where everyone can lead richer lives.

So — let’s do it! The stakes couldn’t be higher — this really is our chance to end the neo-liberal hell inflicted on us through Tory brutality.
WATCH: full speech here:


Rappers For Corbyn—BOY BETTER KNOW!

Rappers For Corbyn—BOY BETTER KNOW!

A recent article by the anti-Corbyn, pro-Blairite website, Labour Vision posed this question:

How can Labour Connect with the Skepta Generation?

Well, it seems the answer to that question may well have been answered. Although Labour Vision and similar Blairite outlets will, no doubt, not approve the answer.

A wide range of UK heavyweight, high-profile lyricists — hip-hop artists — grime MCs — have endorsed Corbyn, and urged young people to vote for him, and therefore Labour at the General Election on June 8th.

The basis of the Labour Vision article was to debate the question: how can Labour reach young people? who have (increasingly) become apathetic towards politics — which they labeled: the Skepta generation.

Skepta being a rapper/grime artist whom Labour Vision feel encapsulates a certain kind of political apathy in young people — an apathy that is reflected by large under-representation of the young at the ballot box.

Labour vision skepta

The OBVIOUS answer to this problem — as I have said a million times before — is to offer policies that appeal to young people — and political honesty from politicians: this will attract young people to the polls, and encourage them to become politically engaged in general.

This is not rocket science or some sort of enigma that only a genius can crack.


Now that Corbyn is leading the Labour Party — currently supported by a large majority of young people — a recent mega-poll finding that if only under 40’s voted then our next Prime Minister would be Jeremy Corbyn — it seems that the obvious solution I proposed is, in fact, the correct one.

Polling under 40's credit The Mirror
Credit: YouGov/The Mirror/Twitter

Following May’s announcement that there will be a snap General Election on June 8th a wide array of UK rappers and grime artists have endorsed Corbyn’s campaign to become PM.

Stormzy Corbyn

That Corbyn could reach these supposedly politically apathetic rappers — and therefore likely their fans, and therefore potentially an entire generation supposedly entirely dispossessed from politics — is either down to Corbyn’s clear love of second-wave grime music, or his policies and political honesty.

As much as Corbyn acts like a MOTHERFUCKING O.G. — I think it is the latter that is the more likely explanation.

This election — and the support for Corbyn in general — is driven in large part by generational divides. The fact that an old-school state socialist like Corbyn — a man who is frequently referred to as a national security threat, a floundering-moronic-twat-idiot, and described as exuding all the charisma of an anaemic geography teacher — usually all in the same article — is appealing to young people is, of course, a good thing, but it’s not a shock, or really that strange when you think about it.

It has been put to me that the reason Corbyn is appealing to the young — is because — as we’re young we are therefore idealistic. And have yet to make enough money, and own property — the reasons I am told that so many old people prefer the Tories. Essentially just self-interested and therefore selfish reasons. We (apparently) will grow out of supporting Corbyn and socialist policies in the future as we too will grow up and own property and then become Tory supporting selfish old people.

One major flaw in this logic and hypothesis: millennials are the poorest generation since World War 2, and that won’t change anytime soon. A recent IFS study showed that people in their early 30’s now, currently have on average half the wealth of people born just 10 years earlier  — when they were in their early 30’s.

If this rapid decrease in wealth and opportunity continues — as the neo-liberal doctrine dictates it will — then our generation are just the first to experience what will be an inevitable future of ever increasing poverty and misery. It has also been put to me that when young people inherit the wealth of their deceased parents then this will turn us selfish Tory voters — no doubt, it will with some people, yet given that the average age of life expectancy is 81 (and rising), for people like me who are 30 — my parents now in their early 50’s — this would mean I’d have to wait for another 30 years until they die, making me 60, before I have reason to potentially be a Tory voter according to this logic.

Madness, silliness and insanity — and yet old people always come out with stuff like this as an explanation for young people supporting Corbyn.

Either that or it’s idealism that we’ll all grow out of.

Well if it’s idealistic to aim for a welfare system that doesn’t kill thousands of disabled people — then call me idealistic — I hope I’m never so selfish as to consider that acceptable.

Corbyn’s appeal to young black people is also not that surprising — Corbyn was an active campaigner against South-African apartheid, and campaigned strongly against the illegal and endlessly catastrophic Iraq War — often viewed (correctly) as a modern form of imperialism — issues which lie at the heart of black socialist/intellectual movements, and the black community in general.

Whatever you think about Corbyn – I won’t be bullied into submission here — I like him, and support his policies, and determination to stand-up both historically and in the present for what is right — not for the powers that be — but for us — to have this from any politician shows you something.

And it is that kind of character that attracts people from all over, young and old to the Corbyn movement. Whatever you think of him — can anybody imagine Corbyn’s former leadership challengers: Angela Eagle, or Andy Burnham, or (Jesus, now I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel) Owen Smith — ever inspiring such a wide-range of people, from all races — to get involved in politics — to vote and to engage?

Can you imagine if Corbyn wins and becomes PM? JME could rap the national anthem…I’d imagine (and hope) that a new meaning would be given to the lyric “God save the Queen”.

Corbyn has urged young people to register to vote before May 22 as he knows this is one of his best (if not only routes) to any possible victory — millions of people (especially young) still remain unregistered to vote.

So if you give a fuck about the NHS, disabled people, disgusting tax breaks for millionaires and corporations, Drs, Nurses, schools, children, poverty, you know pretty much everything the Tories have destroyed and stolen from us — then do something about it.

Boy better know! (now, man better know, so I’m told).




Yesterday (3rd May 2017) sleepy-eyed viewers of well-known garbage TV propagandists Good Morning Britain were greeted by the horrific sight of a screaming Piers Morgan — acting a complete madman (well, not that an unusual event when you think about it) — shouting at the Shadow Health Secretary John Ashworth demanding that he respond to the question of whether or not Labour would start a nuclear war which would obliterate us all. Ashworth was appearing on the show to be interviewed about Labour’s latest policy announcement, which would kill the much dreaded NHS-fatalising privatisation plans of the Tories — Morgan, it seems, couldn’t give less of a fuck about that though.

Morgan — it appears is obsessed — with demanding that Labour MPs tell him that they would definitely, unflinchingly, without a second thought, launch us head first in total nuclear annihilation. Yesterday’s “interview” followed one the day before with the Shadow Home Secretary Dianne Abbott, in which Morgan yet again demanded that Abbott declares that she would be happy to launch nuclear weapons.

The fact that this kind of serious and important policy is being banded around and “discussed” in a way in which an 8-year old would be able to identify as infantile and moronic says so much about the current political climate. We now live in a country, in which at 6.45 in the morning — on an ITV show whose political depth and insight usually stretches to asking the actor who plays Ian Beale on Eastenders what he thinks about the Queen’s new shoes — the topic of nuclear war is treated as if it’s inevitable. And used as a political weapon to distract from the real issues and the policies that Labour is proposing.

Absolutely no balance is given to this topic — the fact we do not face any nuclear threats currently and are unlikely to in the future means that the question is all but redundant — yet still Morgan demands an answer to his crazy hypothetical scenario which would see the human species likely obliterated.

The reason for Morgan’s focus on the nuclear weapon question is clear: he is touting the Tory narrative that Labour and Corbyn are a threat to national security. Abbott’s recent (minor) LBC brain skip over the Labour policy of adding 10,000 police on the beat — a policy which was designed, I suspect, to help rid the image of Labour as a “national security threat” was quickly turned around on her and Labour by the entire mainstream media with the BBC leading the charge. Like all of Labour’s policy, the police one has been fully costed — as The Guardian reported — if you don’t want to believe The Guardian’s numbers do the maths for yourself.

Yesterday’s interview with Ashworth was actually 10-minutes long and about the damage the Tory cuts have done to the NHS.

The NHS is currently in a state of perpetual crisis, a matter which affects almost all of us. Labour’s policy proposal is to reverse the disastrous Tory sustainability and transformation plan (STP) which will carve up the NHS even further for the private sector corporate thieves, divert funds away from the services that we so desperately need, and will cut GP numbers in half in some areas of the country, amongst many other awful things. The Tory cuts to health and social care — which then have a knock-on impact on the already significantly overstretched NHS are likely contributors to the steep rise of around 30,000 extra deaths in 2015 — the situation is genuinely critical, and couldn’t be more important.

This was supposed be the debating topic, yet somehow Morgan managed to turn this into his favorite question about launching a nuclear war.

After questioning Ashworth on Labour’s NHS policy — and trying to deflect the NHS crisis onto Labour, blaming them for the use of PFI’s (rightly so, but none the less this isn’t the reason for the current crisis) — Morgan then descended into raged lunacy, shouting at Ashworth:

What is Labour’s position about the use of our nuclear armament? Would Labour ever use it, either in a retaliatory way or in a pre-emptive way?

Ashworth responded with at least a degree of sanity saying that:

We can’t speculate about hypotheticals

He was then cut down by Morgan who burst into a full-blown demented rage — as if he’s a character from Dr Strangelove:

Someone has just fired a nuclear weapon at us, Mr Ashworth! Someone has literally just fired a nuclear weapon at this country, maiming and killing many, many tens of thousands of people! Would you, if you were in government, fire back? We have to know the answer!!!!

Morgan was so over the top that Ashworth actually laughed — something which Morgan also gave him a bollocking for.

Ashworth eventually confirmed that Labour would use nuclear arms if they had to — something which hopefully will never happen.

Of course we would do what we have to do in those circumstances. Of course we would use our nuclear armouries, if that’s the advice we were getting from the military experts.

Watch the full clip below to get the full impact of the bizarre exchange.

The clip of a deranged Morgan beating the answer to his nuclear question out of Ashworth has been siphoned off, isolated and spread around the mainstream media — the reason for the interview: the NHS cuts, and Labour’s plan/promise to save the NHS disregarded and forgotten.

The full interview can be found here — you’ll have to go to around 40 minutes in — I recommend muting the adverts (for obvious reasons).

This is a clear attempt at making sure Labour are always painted as a national security threat — maintaining the mainstream media and Tory narrative — in the process of doing so they neglect one of the most important issues during this election: the future of the NHS — something that many people genuinely care about.

People care more about hospitals, and the police than they do about hypothetical nuclear war — the situation that Morgan poses is so unlikely that it is hard to take seriously, yet he screams the question as if we must have the answer! WE MUST HAVE IT! EVERYONE MUST KNOW!

The human species faces two very real threats at the moment: the first is climate change, the second is the threat of nuclear war.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (a group of leading nuclear strategists, and climate change scientists) every year decides how close the species is to obliteration with the publication of their doomsday clock. The doomsday clock is currently set at 2 and a half minutes to midnight — the closest to midnight that it has been at any point since the height of the cold war in the 1980’s. This illustrates the severity of the current threat of nuclear war — the tensions along the Russian border between NATO, and the Russians being just part of this threat — the stakes are incredibly high.

Doomsday clock

The only way to decrease the likelihood of total obliteration is to descale – no other options will work, and unless we and the US do this, nobody else will.

Even the so-called rogue state of North Korea has offered to de-scale its nuclear program through China, and with the co-operation of the US. This proposal was flatly rejected by the US in favor of pursuing aggressive, and provocative actions against the regime. In the 1990’s President Clinton made a similar deal with North Korea to descale its nuclear program. Both sides mostly lived up to their end of the bargain, therefore, illustrating that political solutions are possible.

All of this was blown apart (unfortunately) by the war-mongering George W Bush who declared that North Korea was a terror state following 9-11 — therefore the US ended the agreement.

If you learn about the history of North Korea you quickly learn that they have good reason to fear the US. Kim Jong-un far from being a crazy, unpredictable dictator is actually being quite rational in defense of his country. I’m not trying to defend the regime here, but the point is diplomacy, it seems, is the best route to sort the situation out — something which is preferable to the outbreak of nuclear war (well, in my opinion).

The effects of nuclear war can not and should not be underestimated and banded around as if we are talking about nothing — as Morgan is doing — this is a serious issue that requires expert analysis and coherent debate.

Theresa May has already proudly declared that she would be happy to press the nuclear button and kill 100,000 innocent men, women and children — this statement in any sane world — would have the media seriously questioning the sanity, and moral fiber of the supreme leader. This act alone would have such disastrous consequences for the human species it simply doesn’t bear thinking about — the fact she so quickly, and unflinchingly made this declaration makes it all the more shocking.

The current Trident nuclear program is supported by about 30-40% of the electorate, with slightly less saying they would like to see a less expensive nuclear option — and about 20% saying we should give up nuclear weapons altogether.

I really think that the number of people who outright oppose Trident, or using nuclear arms in general — would increase if the general population were to ever be given the full facts about nuclear weapons — yet there is absolutely nobody I can think of — apart from John Pilger — on the mainstream media spectrum who actually talks seriously about the real implications of nuclear war.

Left-wing journalists like Owen Jones and Paul Mason have all but endorsed some kind of nuclear weapon. Jones says that the left has lost the argument (even though he still opposes nuclear arms) and Mason says that we should still have nuclear arms, just less expensive ones.

So this means that on the entire left-right mainstream spectrum almost nobody (except Corbyn, and a few others) has ever made a serious case for descaling nuclear arms — this is probably why so many people support nuclear arms — if they had the facts of the matter they may change their minds.

Given the fact that Trident is essentially just cutting the US arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin a check for £200 Billion of taxpayer’s money — for missiles that could be used to cause utter destruction — ignoring our obligations to descale under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) — and that May failed to tell Parliament when it came to voting on Trident that the system had recently misfired a £14Million test missile — and that we have no reason to believe that we will be under threat from anybody, let alone with nuclear arms — the legacy of the Hiroshima, and Nagasaki nuclear bombs dropped by the US after the Japanese had all but surrendered during World war 2 — the effects still felt to this day in terms of cancer rates — given all of this, much of which is left out the mainstream debate, is it any wonder that so many people support nuclear arms still?

There is a reason that May covered up the Trident misfire, and it’s not just because Parliament was voting on it, it’s because she knows the real danger of these missiles and nuclear war – and she won’t ever talk about the real damage nuclear war would do — so she has to cover-up and pretend like everything’s fine and dandy. Don’t worry about it! The nuclear missiles are there to protect us! Nothing could possibly go wrong — well accidents do happen with these things…..BUT DON’T WORRY! It’s nothing serious, is it? like obliteration of all human life — nah, no biggie.

The number of times we’ve come close to obliteration from nuclear systems that have been falsely triggered is alarming — we really are lucky to still be here.

And so this obsession with painting Labour as a threat to national security — the Tory line spouted by the mainstream media unquestionably – continues at the expense of informing the electorate of the Labour policies which would save our NHS, and restore some of the police on the street.

The right-wing it appears cannot make up its mind over the policing and national security issue. On the one hand, they’re all about law and order — on the other they seem to object to having 10,000 more police on the beat, and then gun for disastrous and pointless nuclear conflict with enemies we don’t actually have.

Yes, Abbott made a minor gaffe, but Jesus, come on!

Almost every day May makes a much bigger one that doesn’t even get reported by the mainstream media — last week at PMQs May accidentally advertised a pro-Corbyn anti-Tory website thinking that she was being clever — if anybody else done such a stupid thing as advertising for their opponent on live TV, whilst smugly trying to do the opposite — they would be shredded to bits — but if May does it, nobody in the mainstream media pays the slightest bit of attention.

This state of affairs just makes me depressed — what can you say? We have morning TV presenters demanding that politicians start a nuclear war against non-existent enemies — literally shouting at them to do so until they get the answer they want.

If only Morgan would get so outraged about the Tories election fraud, or the NHS crisis, the social care crisis, child poverty, the fact we have 7 million working families in poverty, disabled people committing suicide because of the DWP, disabled benefit claimants dying shortly after being found fit for work, schools begging for money from parents due to underfunding, the fact that 600 of our soldiers have died in the pointless never-ending Iraq and Afghanistan wars, our drone strikes which kill innocent people in the middle east (creating more terrorism), the list is endless.

That phone hacking Morgan is a cunt should be no surprise to any of us – but the way he is acting about possible nuclear conflict is disgracefully irresponsible.

While I expect no better from the ITV cesspit, that just illustrates how low the standards are now. This is normal — normal, yet shocking, yet miserable.

All I can say is fuck Piers Morgan — please Morgan can you go back to the US now? we’ve all had our fill of your bile for now (and forever).

For anybody who wants to reply to me here and accuse me of not caring about nuclear threats or something — I ask you who are these threats? What situation realistically can you imagine these weapons being of use? Knowing that it would essentially cause Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) as multiple nuclear strategists have consistently pointed out.

Labour and Corbyn are not the threat to our national security – mad men like Morgan, the rest of the mainstream media, and the atomic bomb loving Tories are the real threat to national security.

If they don’t blow us up, they make us homeless, or sick and take away our Drs and hospitals — as I’ve written before the real terrorists are the government and we are all their victims.

Sometimes I wonder if people really want to live or not — they fact they keep procreating indicates they do — so why are they so blind and willing in their own destruction?

I think too much — time to put on ITV and melt into the propaganda and forget all this……apparently Joey Essex is on tonight, and he’s trying to count to three! hahahahahahahahahah! He’s a moron! Aahhahaha hah! I’m literally watching a moron! I’ve worked 10 hours in a mind-numbing job I hate today for some of the lowest wages in the industrialised world and I’m spending my free-time watching a moron!

Spare me, fucking sick of this bullshit.


WATCH: May Booed in Bristol ‘Tories Out! Corbyn In!’ Chant Blasts Her Speeding Cavalcade As “MOST POPULAR POLITICIAN OF ALL FUCKING TIME!” Continues Inspiring Campaign

WATCH: May Booed in Bristol ‘Tories Out! Corbyn In!’ Chant Blasts Her Speeding Cavalcade As “MOST POPULAR POLITICIAN OF ALL FUCKING TIME!” Continues Inspiring Campaign

I’ve actually lost track at this point of the multiple ways in which May has fucked up and killed her own image on the “campaign” trail  — check other posts from this blog for details —  and just some of the “highlights” so far.

Earlier today she locked journalists in a room and refused permission to film the supreme leader.

Now, in Bristol, she gets booed by a mob shouting “Tories out! Corbyn in!” as her cavalcade speeds past, after leaving what, no doubt, was yet another thrilling recital of her favorite catchphrase “strong and st…”  (can’t be bothered to type the rest quite frankly) to a selected few members of the anointed Tory congregation and a group of muzzled journalists.

The event took place in the middle of a housing estate and excluded local residents — following the familiar pattern established by Crosby and Co.

No doubt, just as with all the other embarrassing events — the latest will be ignored by the mainstream media — desperate as they are to keep selling the narrative that despite the fact the Tories and May are some of the most hated people in the country — she’s actually the most popular politician in the country — EVER — OF ALL TIME!

She’s better than chocolate made of gold, mixed with MDMA and the cutest kitten in the world!

Meanwhile in reality…this is what people really think of Theresa and her fellow Tories.

Thanks to Everyday Life on Youtube for recording this footage.

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May speaks to enthralled captives at Hungerford Community and Social Club in Brislington, Bristol on 2 May. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/EPA