Jeremy Corbyn: I Was Wrong

A While Back on JT, I Wrote an article about Jeremy Corbyn and how he was an ineffective leader and now today I write this to apologise to Jeremy.

This past general election was the closest in history and had the most wired outcome. Despite Jeremy Corbyn and Labour losing out to Theresa May and The Tories, Labour came out the winner by losing. By Jeremy Corbyn running his best campaign yet.

So what I’m saying is Jeremy Corbyn, I take back all my criticisms over you and apologise.

The Campaign you ran changed my perception of you, At every stop you made you pulled in huge crowds. in Newcastle you had over 10,000 people listen to you and at the Durham Miners Gala, you had 200,000 people.

In every speech, you wore your heart on your sleeve and with pride stood next to your beliefs of what the UK should be. Crying out for the safety of the NHS and bellowing out for change to the UK.

And even with the press opting to smear your name and drag it through the mud you kept ploughing on. Attending Debates and wanting to discuss values.

As as you are now riding on a wave of momentum, A wave bigger than Tony Blair in the 90’s all I can say now is to keep the hard work going and lead Labour higher.

Now, this article is quite biased but I felt the need to do this to ensure my slate is clean. That for as long as I continue to keep my coverage fair and balanced as possible. Occasionally I will have to take back words and apologise.

It seems to be something we journalists are not good at, knowing when we are wrong. When we either reporting things wrong or be critical without reason. It takes a Big man to admit when wrong and I have done that.

Tune in Next Monday and Friday for more Journaling Thoughts, with the 3rd instalment of the De-United KIngdom and another Friday article. For Journaling Thoughts, I’m Jordan Dodds

 

 

 

Election 2017: The Final Countdown Has Begun

As the clock ticks closer to the polls opening tomorrow, JT looks at the last attempts by the leaders to sway the vote their way.

We are now less than 14 hours from the polls opening and the race has well and truly heated up. every party putting out all the stops to ensure they win the most votes. let’s take a final look at the parties campaigning.

The Labour Party 

In the past two weeks labour have maintained a very steady lead over the Conservatives, Jeremy Corbyn has managed to draw in crowds with his passionate speeches. The Gateshead rally managed to attract over 10,000 people. The largest crowd since the 1997 Election.

The Conservative Party 

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Theresa May, just about managing to keep the mantra of “Strong and Stable leadership” together. From no showing debates to even refusing interviews, Theresa May cannot keep the cabinet from tearing into Labour over Jeremy Corbyn’s past involvement with the IRA.

The Lib Dems 

The Lib Dems haven’t been in the spotlight like Labour and the Conservatives. Very little is being done towards the last few days. It seems that the Lib Dems are not looking to win but rather gain seats to influence in the opposition.

UKIP  

To say UKIP has ruffled feathers is quite the understatement, Bumbling through the campaign and putting up bad after bad performances. Refusing to suspend campaigning after this past weekend’s attack in London didn’t help UKIP’s cause.

When the Clock hits midnight tonight, campaigning time is over and the time for voting begins. it’s in our hands now who we want as the next leader of the UK. Who will be leading our Brexit negotiations? who will oversee the police and the NHS?

Its our time to answer so tomorrow. Only you the electorate can decide this! I Won’t tell you who to vote for, all I can say is GO and vote!

For Journaling Thoughts I’m Jordan Dodds, Stick around for the article on the outcome of the election. Until then a discussion is welcome in the comments below.