Why Jeremy Corbyn still deserves respect from Labour – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Peter Asquith-Cowen, First Lane, Anlaby, near Beverley.

JEREMY Corbyn suffered a mean and nasty character assassination not only from a rabid, right-wing press but 
from within his own party and they succeeded (Michael McGowan, The Yorkshire Post, July 27).

Admittedly, the old Labour heartlands have vanished due to economic changes. Iron, steel, coal, ship-building and heavy-industry have disappeared.

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Labour needs to present a better and more hopeful future for the young to give them hope of safe, secure, employment and affordable homes.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn continues to command significant support amongst activists.

It must appeal to a wide
range of workers – especially the low-paid – and to the young facing huge university debts 
with no hope of secure employment.

There is a large number of disaffected people out there who have lost all faith in politicians. Many face long-term unemployment.

Labour must appeal to this large group of people who have become apathetic and aim to get their vote in the future. It needs to polish up its image and get moving and this in-fighting must end.

The malicious attack on Jeremy Corbyn has only served to take attention off what is 
really happening in Britain 
today.

Sir Keir Starmer succeeded Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in April.

If we are not careful, we could end up with an elected dictatorship led at first by Boris Johnson, but someone far more nasty could emerge if we do not preserve our democracy.

As the great German/Jewish writer and philosopher, Hannah Arendt, said: “Evil thrives on apathy and cannot survive without it.”

How very true.

From: CD Tansley, Wrose, Shipley.

THE pandemic the world is in is a frightening one in regards to when it is all going to end. Paranoia and conspiracies are now setting in.

I fear I might be one of them as I am now beginning to feel
we are not been told the truth 
about the real numbers of casualties.

Some countries are blatantly refusing to give out their figures of fatalities, possibly because of political reasons or just fear and official agencies are contradicting each other’s results.

I fear the end result will end in political change, but in what way I fear the most.

From: Jas Olak, Press Officer, Leeds for Europe, Riverside Way, Leeds.

FORTY-nine per cent of us think Russia interfered in the Brexit referendum, says a Sunday newspaper poll.

So more than just the “Islingtonian Remainers” Boris Johnson targeted at PMQs last week (The Yorkshire Post, July 23).

If he has nothing to fear, then Mr Johnson should have the matter properly investigated by our intelligence services. Suspicions will otherwise persist.

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