Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Another Corbyn train crash

Jeremy Corbyn released footage via the Guardian last week which was filmed during a rail journey to Newcastle showing him sitting on the floor because there supposedly were no seats available.

However,  Virgin Trains have responded that their CCTV footage of the journey shows that there were unreserved seats available on the train, which the opposition leader walked past before making his film.

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson tweeted a link to the CCTV images, saying Mr Corbyn had "walked past empty unreserved seats then filmed claim train was 'ram-packed'".

The company said that after Mr Corbyn's team had finished filming: "The same footage then shows Mr Corbyn returning to coach H and taking a seat there, with the help of the onboard crew, around 45 minutes into the journey and over two hours before the train reached Newcastle.

"Mr Corbyn's team carried out their filming around 30 minutes into the journey."

"An individual" on Twitter (@Citizen751908) suggested that the gif below could be a metaphor for Corbyn's stunt. (It could indeed be a metaphor for his leadership of the Labour party.)


Jim said...

Yeah, it is a real problem, on the one hand Labour have a man who is completely un-electable due to a whole number of reasons, this one really is just icing on the cake.

On the other hand they have man who is completely un-electable, and wants to turn around the democratic vote of the nation, simply because he does not agree with it personally.

Not exactly a lover of the labour party in general, but a good and fundamental opposition is essential for good government.

Chris Whiteside said...

That's the problem, a proper democracy needs a functioning opposition to hold the government to account, and the opposition we have is currently obsessing about a leadership election between two buffoons neither of whom is remotely credible as an alternative PM.