16/09/2015

66 year old man scares David Cameron into panic tweet.

Something big happened on Saturday, something that threw the Conservative Party into panic, something that lead our Prime Minister to claim (on Twitter) that our country was under threat. Yes, on Saturday, 66 year old Jeremy from Wiltshire was elected leader of the Labour Party. Scary Stuff.

Let me take you back to 1983. Uptown Girl, Karma Chameleon and Billie Jean were taking the charts by storm, leg warmers were a fashion must-have and a younger Jeremy Corbyn was elected as an MP for the first time. But it wasn't until 1984 when his antics truly began: Corbyn was arrested for protesting against the apartheid in a time where demonstrations of this kind were banned.



His controversies weren't exclusive to outside the Houses of Parliament either. As a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, Corbyn had always been on the left of the Labour party and often voted against what his party advised in order to stand up for his own beliefs. Rebel Jeremy has, in the past, voted against wars and discrimination based on sexuality, even when his party colleagues told him to do otherwise.

More recently, during the 2009 expenses scandal, in which many MPs were found to be claiming excessive amounts of taxpayers money to fund their luxury lifestyles, Mr Corbyn was found to be going against the norm again, having claimed the lowest amount out of any other member.

Jeremy Corbyn - National Threat & Five times of the winner of the Parliamentary Beard of the Year award.

For his future as leader of Labour, Jeremy is again going against the grain, outlining unique policies that include instating a 'National Education Service' similar to the NHS, scrapping tuition fees and reinstating grants, stopping austerity cuts, improving the lives of women, improving mental health services and cracking down on tax evasion.

66 year old Jeremy from Wiltshire has been going against the tide for years now and he has just been given more power than ever. I agree, Mr Cameron, that Jeremy guy is a huge threat. But I wonder if he has shown us something over the past years... Just maybe, he threatens everything that needs to be.

Anna C.