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Russell Brand Speaks out for Corbyn as very Social Secretary Blunkett Whinges.

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The front page of the Daily Record offering its support to Jeremy Corbyn

“It seems to me that Jeremy Corbyn is being vilified and attacked by the media and by the establishment simply because he is in public talking out on behalf of ordinary people,” Mr Brand said.

He added: “The other candidates in the Labour leadership election – and I don’t really want to be involved in leadership elections or voting-type stuff any more – but they are interchangeable, even though they are different genders, like the Burnham one, the Cooper one.

“I think I have met some of them but they all sort of just float around and seem like they could have podded off of him [points at screen of Tony Blair]. And that’s what worries me about it.”

Telegraph.

Meanwhile a very social secretary has announced (Independent),

If Labour wants a leader who is very good at opposition, they should elect Jeremy Corbyn, David Blunkett has said as he tried to discourage those eligible to vote in the party’s leadership contest from electing the hard-left MP.

The former Home Secretary said Mr Corbyn “represents very good opposition” but was also “profoundly good at opposition” within the Labour party.

Mr Blunkett, who is backing Andy Burnham for the leadership, said that although he wanted the next Labour leader to be “radical,” he said the priority must be electing someone who “above all can actually do something about winning”.

Amongst many, many, shady aspects of Blunkett’s record in office and profiteering, we find this (Wikipedia):

“Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Blunkett, an advocate of increased participation by firms like A4e in the welfare system while in government, has faced criticism for accepting a trip to South Africa from A4e, in addition to earnings of between £25,000 and £30,000 as an adviser, three years after leaving office.

And this…

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