Responding to the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn today, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said:
“Jeremy Corbyn is asking serious life-and-death questions to David Cameron at prime minister’s questions.
“Yet the Tories and parts of the media seem obsessed with whether he sings the national anthem or not.
“As a republican party we stand full-square behind any choice not to sing that the Queen should be ‘long to reign over us’.
“It is entirely reasonable to show respect for the dead without endorsing the institution of the monarchy.
“The right wing media will pick on Corbyn whatever he says or does. If he had sung the anthem it would be something else. Because they are playground bullies, they hate him and they are afraid of him.
“The media should get serious and look at the many policies and issues he is talking about.”
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Saturday 22 September: 12 noon
Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital Demonstration
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Sat 29 Sep, 11.00-15.00
Protest at the Conservative Party Conference
To call time on failed austerity and campaign for a new deal for working people.
Victoria Square, Birmingham. More info on Facebook.
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao
To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.
Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism
Central London. More info on Facebook
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