Corbyn draws inspiration from past, present, left and right

Corbyn draws inspiration from past, present, left and right
 

Every big political speech draws inspiration from others, and for his party conference address on Wednesday, hailed by many as his most effective yet, Jeremy Corbyn drew from a wide range of sources, including a radical chartist poet and – surprising even himself – a former Conservative minister.
The Labour leader’s conference speech quoted Ernest Jones, a 19th century poet who was a prominent member of the reforming Chartist movement, which campaigned for universal suffrage. “We’re not too low the cloth to weave / but too low the cloth to wear,” quoted Corbyn from Jones’s ballad The Song... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Politics, Views: 92
Source: Guardian
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