BBC still silent on Corbyn’s peace award – or awards

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Jeremy Corbyn and Noam Chomsky receive the prestigious international MacBride Peace Prize

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Politics and Insights

Jeremy Corbyn was awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize along with Noam Chomsky and Japanese anti-military base activists, yet the award received no coverage in the British media. It was International Human Rights day today. Corbyn made an outstanding speech in Geneva, but the UK media unbelievably appear to have vetoed what ought to have been headline news.

So it’s been left to a handful independent journalists and writers like me to report this event.

The International Peace Bureau presents the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize to individuals, organisations or movements for their work for peace, disarmament and human rights. 

Sean MacBride was a founding member of Amnesty International, a hugely well-known and successful charity that was set up by…

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Jeremy Corbyn and Noam Chomsky receive the prestigious international MacBride Peace Prize

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Vid: All the abuse, Corbyn kept cool. Tories scoff at vulnerable, this happens

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Vid: All the abuse, Corbyn kept cool. Tories scoff at vulnerable, this happens

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Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX shared a video of Jeremy Corbyn’s angry reaction when Tories tried to disrupt his response to Hapless Hammond’s Budget. But Corbyn was not angry at being interrupted – he was livid at the Tories’ callous dismissiveness toward vulnerable people.

That video went viral, with an avalanche of comments from supporters welcoming Corbyn’s fire.

But Facebook user Lell Gee made a comment that shed a bright light on the significance of Corbyn’s reaction:

geeCorbyn faced lies, slurs, insults, mockery of his clothes and worse from the Tory benches. From right-wing Labour MPs not fit to represent their members, he faced lies, disloyalty, smears, briefing, undermining and an attempt to crush him.

And he didn’t lose his temper once – or even appear close.

But when Tories sneer and dismiss the vulnerable, the put-upon and those discarded by this consciously-cruel government? Then this ensues:

This is…

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The uncouth and uncaring Conservative party’s budget

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The uncouth and uncaring Conservative party’s budget

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After trying to address a rudely interrupting, unhearing, unfeeling, jeering and sneering Conservative party to deliver his response to the budget today, Jeremy Corbyn called the government “uncouth” and “uncaring” in a passionate speech, with barely constrained anger at how Conservatives’ policies are creating hardship and suffering for some of our most vulnerable citizens. A Tory MP had made an inappropriate and ageist comment about Corbyn’s age, while he was addressing the Conservatives’ brutal cuts to social care.

Many of us have also used those words many times over the past seven years to describe a government that laughed when hearing about people suffering because of their policies, laughed at the accounts of those suffering hardships because of the impact of the bedroom tax, laughed at the misery of those having to visit food banks. This is the same government that has stripped our public services bare, presided over falling and…

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