Yet again, there has been an almost total lack of reporting on Jeremy Corbyn’s response to this most slippery of rightwing governments. Yet again, only the Morning Star has fulfilled the role of the media. Yet again, for the rest (and don’t mention Labour List!) the only aspects of interest were:
Jeremy Corbyn refusing to chat to Cameron en route to the House of Lords (they said how silly and rude – what?)
Jeremy Corbyn refusing to take interventions in his ’41 minute speech’ (actually 29 minutes and another Cameron ‘mispeak’)
Jeremy Corbyn being drowned out by non-stop Tory yelling (they said JC should have allowed interventions – why?)
This is not journalism. It is trivialisation of the highest order given the seriousness of this government’s policies and intents. Democracy requires accountability. We get none from this Conservative Government and our mainstream media colludes in ignoring its own responsibility to report the words and policies of Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition LP.
Fortunately, RT has filled a gap by allowing us to hear Corbyn’s speech in its entirety (and to feel the disgust at the behaviour of the Tory MPs – how would anyone know that its the speaker’s role intervene).
The Morning Star’s report can be read here:
‘… Mr Corbyn said the government’s vague promises will do nothing to “create a more equal society, an economy that works for everyone and a society in which there is opportunity for all.
“Still this government does not seem to understand that cuts have their consequences,” he blasted.
“This austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity, and it’s a wrong choice for our country made by a government with the wrong priorities — and it’s women that have been hit hardest by these cuts.”