In an extensive article, Labor chairman tried to explain defeat in UK election • Stressed: "The media's attacks on Labor in recent years have been more brutal than ever"
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"The media's attacks on Labor over the past four and a half years have been cruel - and of course it has had an impact on elections," says Labor chairman Jeremy Corbyn, who tried to explain Britain's defeat in an article on the Guardian website last night. That supports real change will meet the full power of media resistance, "Corbin said, emphasizing:" The party needs a solid strategy to face the billionaires where possible - and make it an advantage. "
Corbyn, it seems, does not take personal responsibility for the loss in the elections, nor does he criticize the party for anti-Semitism and radicalization left. The Labor chairman, who is expected to resign, but not immediately, claimed that while his party lost 7.9% of its power in the elections, in 2017 it increased its power from 30.5% to 40%.
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Corbyn said Labor was harmed by the election revolving around the Barracks, as party supporters are among opponents and supporters alike. He said Boris Josson's slogan, "Finish with the Barracks," went beyond what was expected. He claimed that many former steel industry workers, who have deteriorated even more in recent years, were convinced and voted for the Conservatives for a better future. But he said Johnson would fail.
Another reason for the loss, he argues, is British capitalism which "has caused polarization of the people, distrust of politicians and the formation of a cynical attitude towards politics by many citizens." He added that the social gaps deepened, which was also an opening for hopeful radicalism and politics that insisted that it did not have to be so, and that another world was possible.
Corbyn, who says he plowed the country and talked to many citizens, also hangs the loss in the Scottish independence campaign, which led to the party's strengthening in the British parliament at the expense of Labor. In his opinion, these polarized streams are not good for the Left Party, which relies on the working classes many of whom also come from Scotland, where living standards are lower.
In addition, the Labor leader boasts a change in discourse within the United Kingdom on the greenhouse effect and climate change affecting the world, as well as in the field of equality and workers' rights. He said there is no doubt that over-taxing the rich, strengthening public transport and building public housing is a popular policy. "This support has not yet been expressed in the elections themselves, but it exists in the field," he noted.