Jeremy Corbyn was caught unawares today during a moment of eloquent solidarity with a young man during Thursday’s Grenfell Tower commemoration. It was deeply humane, absolutely un-self-conscious and spoke volumes about the Labour leader and why the UK needs him as our next Prime Minister:
So of course, the bots and paid trolls were sent out to try to claim it was staged.
The drawback in this nonsense for the bots, the paid trolls and those who commission them is huge. Here is their preferred leader’s recent attempt – not at the commemorative silent march, as she was apparently nowhere to be seen – at solidarity with a Grenfell campaigner:
Theresa May looks like she would rather be anywhere else but standing next to a human being – and the poor campaigner clearly couldn’t be less warmed or impressed:
And, of course, this is anything but the exception for Mrs May as a quick Google search for her with schoolchildren will reveal.
Worse still, May’s utter cowardice and failure in the immediate aftermath of the disaster was a betrayal of the human values of compassion and empathy – she failed to meet survivors, families and neighbours for days after the tragedy.
Theresa May claimed ‘security concerns’ had meant she could only visit the site and not the people – yet just a day later, the Queen and Prince Charles were there among them. When May eventually eventually did meet them, it was a disaster, ending in her being bundled away by police to her waiting getaway car:
Corbyn, by contrast, was immediately there on the ground – without fuss or fanfare, giving comfort and showing solidarity in a way entirely consistent with his behaviour on Thursday:
SHARE: Jeremy Corbyn visits Grenfell Tower. Unlike Theresa May, not private but a public visit. “Truth will come out”. pic.twitter.com/kJcKm11g7J
— Rob Abdul (@robabdul) June 15, 2017
Those who attempt to dismiss Corbyn’s show of empathy toward Grenfell survivors and rescue workers today are doomed to draw attention to their own leader’s lack and failure.
Solidarity with Grenfell. Corbyn for PM.
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