COR BLIMEY, CORBYN'S A CORPORATION BLOKE!
The leaders of both the Institute of Directors and the
Confederation of British Industry have backed Jeremy
Corbyn's proposal to remain in the EU Customs Union.
According to the right-wing Press,
Jez Corbyn is a spy;
We've no love for faux socialists,
But that's, of course, a lie.
Our Jeremy's a true Blue Brit,
With nothing much to hide;
As when in Number 10 he wants,
Big business on his side!
And if he reaches Downing Street,
He'll find the system's curbs;
Will nullify the many claims,
In all Momentum's blurbs.
Its youthful members tend to be,
The ones who don't recall;
All Labour’s broken promises,
Throughout its strike-prone rule.
“The White Heat of Technology”, (1)
Was wily Wilson's wheeze;
As it was, at their Conference,
His turn to shoot the breeze!
“The Winter of (Our) Discontent” (2)
Saw strikes break out once more;
As Labour bashed the unions,
That formed its central core.
Since then some forty-years have passed,
And Labour's lost its clout;
Momentum's youth should wonder why,
It's often voted out.
We judge by deeds not what is said,
And Labour comes up short;
Momentum’s members should research,
And give these facts some thought.
(1) 1/10/63. Wilson's speech promised increased prosperity. A balance
of payments crisis in 1964 forced his Government to impose austerity.
(2) Winter 1978/79 when Callaghan’s Government introduced Pay Caps.
© Richard Layton