Poor old Jeremy Corbyn. You couldn’t blame the Labour leader for harbouring hopes that the upcoming Labour Live event would enable him to emulate the wild adulation he received on stage at last year’s Glastonbury. But whereas tens of thousands of festival goers chanted Corbyn’s name back then, it seems more likely that Jez will be appearing on stage in north London next Saturday in front of one man and his dog – if he’s lucky.
In a desperate bid to drum up numbers, tickets – and free coach travel – are apparently being given away for free. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, this news is going down badly with those who made the mistake of buying their tickets early. One Labour fan, under the Twitter moniker ‘Socialist workers in Europe’, is angrily demanding his cash back:
Mr S. is enjoying the irony that a fan of socialism is not happy about others getting something for free. Maybe it’s time for the Labour party to admit defeat and call the whole thing off…