Article: Rob Bridge
Illustration: Marcin Cybulski
The hours and days ahead could prove to be very dangerous for the physical and political life of Jeremy Corbyn.
Next Wednesday will see the long overdue publication of the Chilcott Report. For those not sure what the Chilcott Report is, it is the result of an investigation into the causes, the conduct of and the aftermath of the illegal Iraq War, which has been the cause of the deaths of over 1 million people, many of them innocent women and children.
Why is this a danger to Jeremy Corbyn? The Establishment are desperate to remove Corbyn from any position of influence. This is obvious from the rabid attacks on his leadership of the Labour Party by practically every aspect of the Establishment, from his own MPs, Neil Kinlock, who as Labour leader was a complete failure unable to lead the Party to electoral victory and Tony Blair, the disgraced former premier who actually took us to war. So desperate are these people that they even employ the services of a washed up ex singer who acted just like a rabble leading thug during the EU campaign, to call on Corbyn to resign. Why they think that anyone would take notice of a lout such as Geldof I do not understand. But desperate to get rid of Corbyn before Wednesday they truly are.
It is widely expected that the Report will be 'Highly Critical' of Tony Blair. That is expected and can be dealt with quite easily by the Establishment, who do of course control the media. Under normal circumstances they would simply gloss over the delicate parts of the Report and Blair would emerge, if not totally exonerated,he would still smell quite strongly of roses.
But enter stage Left, a new breed of politician not seen in Great Britain for many years. A man of honesty, integrity and commitment. A man who refuses to bow down before the might of Multi National Corporations, a man who will put the well being of the nation and her people before personal wealth and grandiose. A man who cannot be bought. A man who has stated quite clearly that he fully intends to implement a full criminal investigation into possible war crimes relating to the Iraq war.
The Establishment cannot that to happen and will do everything in its power to prevent it. Hence the pressures being forced upon him by his own party, to resign. Hence the attacks on his reputation, even down to his dress sense and the state of his garden! Everything to belittle him and to shake, or better still destroy, his confidence so much so that he does resign.
But there are darker elements at work who do not want to see their well laid plans for this country and others, destroyed by the actions of one man leading, what is in effect a full blown revolution against their world plans. Some of you may remember John Smith, universily recognised as the Best Prime Minister we never had. A good man, like Corbyn, who brought so much hope for a better Britain. He died suddenly, VERY suddenly, just in time to make way for one Anthony Lindon Blair. And until somebody, almost as a joke, put Corbyn's name forward as a candidate for Leader, the plan was working very well. This country was effectively a One Party State. They will not give up their fight for power. They do not want to see one of their Prime assets being dragged before a criminal court, either here or in the Hague on charges of war crimes where all of their nasty secrets will be spilled for the world to digest.
The next few days in particular, call for every one of us to be vigilant so as to protect the ONLY chance this country has of throwing away a dirty past and looking to a bright, new clean future. The world is watching and there are many who will follow. The stakes on one man have never been so high.
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