Friday 1 January 2021


SKWAWKBOX provided the material for me to close 2020 - and they are coming up trumps again with this gem of a post:

Huge popularity of former leader's move will stick in craw of his attackers

(SKWAWKBOX - 1 January 2021)

Jeremy Corbyn's new Project for Peace and Justice has met with a huge welcome, with widespread support on the left - and local Labour parties already planning to affiliate. It has also met with bile and vitriol from his enemies, who remain eager to rewrite history and bury the memory of the movement he led and galvanised - and its popularity.

Jeremy Corbyn - the tie and badge are tokens of remembrance for Grenfell

So the news today will come as bitterest gall to his enemies that tens of thousands of people have already signed up for the project's live launch event, with almost three weeks still to go before it happens. The announcement was made on the PJP's Facebook page:

Sunday17 January 2021 - 3 - 4.30 pm - PLEASE JOIN US.

 As well as Corbyn himself, the event will feature Zarah Sultana, one of the stars of Labour's 2019 intake of MPs, Unite head Len McCluskey, leading Jewish ANC member Ronnie Kasrils, former NUT head Christine Blower, Yanis Varoufakis and climate campaigner Scarlet Westbrook.

Those who have not yet registered for the event, which takes place from 3-4.30pm on Sunday 17 January, and wish to can still do so here.

There you have it. This could be the start of something big. That lies in our hands. The outcome is our responsibility. 

I thought I would close with some memories of Jeremy in Cornwall:

Heartlands - 10 August 2017 - Jeremy takes the microphone 

10 August 2017 - Mary Fletcher and the late Pedyr Prior enjoying their lunch

Louis's banner: Kids for Corbyn - 10 August 2017

10 August 2017 - Jack holding the signed copy of 'The Road to Corbyn' (2016) by Rob Donovan


  1. I hope this new initiative can build a grassroots socialism and support the left in Labour.

  2. Let's hope so - as I say, the outcome rests in our hands.