Corbyn

The Trouble With Corbyn

The latest film by Phantom Power (you can find them all here) features writer Alan Bissett explaining the trouble with Corbyn…

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Quick Out The (Anthem)Gate

Yesterday I put up a post suggesting that with regard to whatever happens with Corbyn, we could expect to see differing headlines in the same publications, depending what side of the border you are on.

Never slow to disappoint, the UK media have obliged already. These pics from Gary Dunion…can you guess which is which?

FireShot Screen Capture #164 - 'Gary Dunion on Twitter_ _The UK and Scottish front pages this morning are something of a contrast_ #godsavethequeengate http___t_co_swJcj4wxzs_' - twitter_com_garydunion_status_644045 FireShot Screen Capture #165 - 'Gary Dunion on Twitter_ _The UK and Scottish front pages this morning are something of a contrast_ #godsavethequeengate http___t_co_swJcj4wxzs_' - twitter_com_garydunion_status_644045

Of course it should be remembered that in the last few days we’ve had an outrageous Trade Union bill and the cutting of tax credits both helping to make the situation for workers in the U even worse. The whole Corbyn story makes me think of this…

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It’s Coming, Watch For It

Those of you who have been watching both the media and Scottish politics in the last few years will have noticed that particularly, but not only, in the run-up to the referendum, the titles that happen to have both Scottish and English versions tend to print quite different things on both sides of the border. They sometimes do it on the same day but at other times wait a couple of days depending on the situation. I present a few modest examples below…

expresses1 ByUIGsVCcAE4-UQ mailsThe idea occurs to me that before long the apocalyptic stories that we are seeing in the English editions about Corbyn may well be spun differently  as positive reasons for Scots to stay in the UK.

This may happen because the UK media at large (in both senses) still realise that Scottish votes don’t make much difference, but if the Jocks are to be pacified then they must at least have some hope of a decent left-wing alternative.

It’s coming, watch for it.

For the record, so far Corbyn has given the scene in England a massive shake-up and appointed an unelected Lord as Justice Secretary.