A study by the London School of economics published earlier this year found 75% of the media “misrepresented” Corbyn.
“Our analysis shows that Corbyn was thoroughly delegitimised as a political actor from the moment he became a prominent candidate and even more so after he was elected as party leader, with a strong mandate. This process of delegitimisation occurred in several ways: 1) through lack of or distortion of voice; 2) through ridicule, scorn and personal attacks; and 3) through association, mainly with terrorism.”
Last week Loach praised Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell on the BBC’s Question Time.
Loach was responding to a question from an audience member relating to Heathrow expansion and climate change during which he lamented the lack of unity in the Labour party.
He said: “It [a third runway] is an absolutely stupid decision, it’s unrealistic and it is disastrous.
“And I do wish for once the Labour MPs would follow the wisdom of their leaders Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell and stick with what they say.”
Then, pointing Starmer, added: “They’re good leaders, follow what they say.”
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