With the latest ICM poll putting the Tories on a 17-point lead over Labour, it seems as though Jeremy Corbyn’s beleaguered party are in a bit of a jam. But fret not — they have a plan.
Today Momentum have released details of its new initiative ‘Concerts for Corbyn’. The plan is to inspire the nation to vote for Labour with music. What’s more Paul Weller will play at the first of these concerts. Explaining his decision, the rocker said he agreed to perform as he likes ‘what Corbyn says and stands for’. So, is this a sign of the swing voter finally being wooed back by Labour? Alas not. It turns out that Weller actually abstained from voting in the general election — voicing his disappointment at the time that he wasn’t able to vote for… Russell Brand:
‘Even doing a tactical vote against the Tories, which I would normally do, I can’t find it in myself to know who to vote for.
A lot of things that Russell Brand says, I think, are pretty spot on. I’d be more inclined to vote for him, really. He’s kind of doing what the bands were doing back in the Eighties, I guess. At least some form of dissent, anyway.’
Mr S is glad Weller has now found a revolutionary he can vote for.