Jennie Rigg nails it

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  • Jennie was very kind to Corbyn to show him demonstrating against apartheid (where he was with sensible people), rather than in favour of the Sinn Fein and the IRA (where he wasnt).

  • Little Jackie Paper 14th Sep '15 - 9:31pm

    The 1980s are surely the most over-discussed period of time ever. It was a long time ago – let it go people!

  • The Bullingdon photo reminds me of Duran Duran. The one of Corbyn may be a bit earlier than the 80s?

  • Zzzzzzzz
    I’m sorry, can we go back to talking about politics?

  • Didn’t realise Tim was in an 80s boy band – looks like something Stock Aitken Waterman would have worked on!

  • @Little Jackie Paper – we can’t stop discussing it, simply because many of the flawed policies implemented then under Thatcher are only now coming home to roost. The pensions deficits, the inability of the current generation – at school in the 80s – to pay enough taxes to meet the welfare requirements expected and demanded by the generation who worked in the 80s and expect low taxes and high welfare spending, and many more.

  • Perhaps someone will post a picture of Corbyn at his public school.

  • John Tilley 15th Sep '15 - 8:48am

    In fact it is Keith Legg who has nailed it.

    Keith Legg 15th Sep ’15 – 8:00am

    The chickens of Thatcherism have need come home to roost. Unfortunately some of them have flown into our chicken run. Perhaps they might like to emigrate to Australia where there is a party with the word “Liberal” in the title but with the views and prejudices of Conservatives running through its members like a stick of Melbourne Rock.

  • MBoy 14th Sep ’15 – 9:11pm………………..Jennie was very kind to Corbyn to show him demonstrating against apartheid (where he was with sensible people), rather than in favour of the Sinn Fein and the IRA (where he wasnt)………..

    Although, when Corbyn was vilified for suggesting that we talk to Sinn Fein/IRA, we already were….

  • John Tilley 15th Sep '15 - 9:57am

    I am surprised that TCO, does not know that Mr Corbyn attended Adams Grammar School.

    In the 1960s when Corbyn was a pupil there it was most certainly not a “public school”.
    Not even Quetin Letts made that mistake in his hatchet job in The Mail this week.

    TCO has often told LDV of his conviction that Grammar Schools are always excellent and the answer to his prayers.
    So it is surprising that he does not celebrate how well that particular Grammar School boy has done in life.

    If you wish to disagree withThe Labour Leader it is best to get your facts straight first.
    Otherwise you might give an impression of yourself that you might later regret.

  • @John Tilley whilst I view making a bad impression with you a badge of honour, as is often the case you are simply incorrect about his schooling.

    “Corbyn attended the independent Castle House Preparatory School in Newport, Shropshire”.

    The ordinary man or woman on the street would struggle to differentiate between the niceties of the distinction between independent schools and public schools, as I’m sure you would agree. So my statement stands.

    Of course it’s often joked that “preparatory” bears a close resemblance to “prepare a Tory”, although in this case Mr Corbyn’s accession is probably more accurately rendered as “prepare [for] a Tory [government again in 2020].”

  • To give credit where it’s due, Laura found the photos comparing Corbyn and Cameron and asked why Farron wasn’t on there; I just inserted Farron. If I’d have known it was going to be on LDV I’d have done a better photoshopping job – putting Farron in the centre rather than sticking him on the end, matching the black ‘n’ white, etc.

  • Neil Sandison 15th Sep '15 - 12:39pm

    No mates Corbyn. Bullingdon Banqueting Boys on a night out,and Farron fashionistas chilling out in the town centre fascinating.

  • david thorpe 15th Sep '15 - 2:20pm

    jemremy corbyn went to a fee payings chool… the class war argument is as much nonsense as ever

  • John Tilley 15th Sep '15 - 6:18pm

    David Thorpe

    If you google Adams Grammar School you will see on their website a statement from the Headmaster congratulating Jeremy Corbyn , a former pupil of the state run Grammar School, on his success in the Labour Leadership election.

  • The photos are meaningful, am just foxed in understanding them!

  • David Evershed 15th Sep '15 - 7:55pm

    The school you went to says more about your parents than about you.

  • @David Evershed “The school you went to says more about your parents than about you.”

    I agree totally.

    It doesn’t stop various people on this board having a go at Cameron for having gone to Eton, though.

  • I am struck by the close physical resemblance between Tim Farron and the journalist, Owen Jones. Their voices and mannerisms are the same, too. Perhaps they are each other’s double.

    On the subject of schools, I recall that in the 1984 Southgate by-election, Michael Portillo stated in his election address that he had attended “Harrow School”. He missed out one word – “Grammar”.

  • TCO
    So what does the fact that Jeremy Corbyn went to a state school (Adams Grammar School) tell you about his parents?
    You do now acknowledge that the headmaster of his old school is right and your earlier comment was inaccurate?

    What do your comments have to do with the photographs posted by Jennie Rigg?

  • Alex Macfie 18th Sep '15 - 6:30pm


    Corbyn was vilified for suggesting that we talk to Sinn Fein/IRA, we already were”

    But “we” (i.e. the British government) were talking to Sinn Fein/IRA to move them away from violence, while Corbyn was talking to them as a spokesman for the “Troops Out” campaign: i.e. he was trying to move us towards the Sinn Fein/IRA position on Northern Ireland.

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