I was at the launch of Labour’s National Remain Campaign on Thursday 1st December 2015.
He was at some way more important Stop Some Wars gathering.
They had not been invited by Seamus Milne.
What have Corbyn and Milne got in common?
They have both campaigned against the UK being in the EU (and NATO) for decades.
In unearthed footage, Corbyn branded the EU a “military Frankenstein” and trashed a second Irish referendum …
I have been told by members of the Cult of Corbyn that I was not at the launch of Labour’s National Remain Campaign.
Because, according to them, such a launch would not have been held in Birmingham.
That type of event, according to them, only ever happens in London.
Labour has not become a more London centric party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader. Although he did say, “London’s values are Labour’s values” when he launched the party’s local authority campaign in 2018.
He did turn up for that?
Because it was held in London?
What do Jeremy Corbyn’s lies in 2015 about his new found support for the EU mean for his Damascene conversion to our staying in NATO?
That his conversion was a lie.
Since becoming Labour leader in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has repeatedly declined, in public and on the record, to wholeheartedly commit any Labour Government he led to both the spirit and the letter of Article 5 of the NATO Charter.
Surely you mean Article 50?
No, different agreement.
What is Article 5 then?
Article 5 embodies the principle of collective defence that is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.
And in English?
Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.
And Jeremy Corbyn’s problem with that is?
He would want time to think about whether the UK should support any NATO Ally being attacked.
Time to do what exactly?
Find out how Vladimir Putin felt about the matter.
And that might be an issue?
Ask the Poles about their experience in 1939 and why they rushed to joined NATO after the end of the Cold War.
Did Jeremy Corbyn have an issue with that?
Yes. He thought Poland’s right to self determination should be circumscribed.
In English, again?
He called for Poland to be refused membership of NATO on the grounds that Putin would be upset, if they were allowed to join.
So Jeremy Corbyn is no more a fan of NATO than he is of the EU?
And neither is Seumas Milne …