Saturday, 7 May 2016

Me and Jeremy Corbyn MP (from 2009)

When I was a student I often wrote notes on facebook. I guess I had more time.

It was like my blog before I had this blog.

Well, one of the notes I wrote was all about... Jeremy Corbyn! 

It was 2009, and Jeremy was an irrelevant backbencher who garnered little interest. Seriously: my note only got a single like, and that was from me.

I thought I'd deleted all those old notes and lost to the ether anything I hadn't transferred to this blog.

Turns out I was wrong. Searching my computer I found a word document that had them all - so here's the note about Jeremy. But first, I'd like to point out that I was totally ahead of the zeitgeist here, writing about Jeremy long before it became fashionable.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:22pm | Edit Note | Delete
This evening Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, came to speak to the Oxford University Labour Club about the recent conflict in Gaza. It was a pretty decent talk, for the most part. But at the end I couldn't resist going up to him and asking a cheeky question.

Me to Jeremy Corbyn:
“Thank you for your talk, I really enjoyed it. I just wanted to ask: how come Zionists have such a stranglehold on Labour politics? I mean, take James Purnell for example – he went from being in LFI to a ministerial position. How do they have such control?”

Jeremy Corbyn:
“I only wish I knew... money, I suppose.”

Corbyn won the 2001 Beard of the Year award, after having described his beard as "a form of dissent" against New Labour.
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1 comment:

  1. That's brilliant. Horrifying, and brilliant.