It seems that despite renewed predictions of doom and gloom for the Labour Party from the usual mainstream media pundits, and despite the best efforts of the right-wing media to portray him as some kind of jam-making, allotment-tending, left-wing reincarnation of Hitler, Britain hasn’t reached anywhere near ‘peak-Corbyn’ yet.
On the weekend, a staggering 18,000 festival goers in Cornwall staged a completely spontaneous and staggeringly unified show of solidarity with the much-maligned Labour leader.
Thousands of revellers at the Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall were caught on video staging a ‘deafening‘ and perfectly unified chant in support of Jeremy Corbyn.
The incredible scene was captured by DJ Dan of the Propaganda Club, who tweeted:
“The chants of
@UKLabour @jeremycorbyn were deafening last night at @boardmasters Festival where I DJed for @PropagandaClub & @SilentDiscoKing! It was the biggest Silent Disco ever in the world! 18k people!”
The chants of @UKLabour @jeremycorbyn were deafening last night at @boardmasters Festival where I DJed for @PropagandaClub & @SilentDiscoKing! It was the biggest Silent Disco ever in the world! 18k people! pic.twitter.com/nZHosP8Zbm
— DJ Dan (@DjDanPropaganda) August 10, 2018
The incredible show of solidarity with the Labour leader comes hot on the heels of the hugely popular hashtag, #WeAreCorbyn, which attracted over 100,000 tweets and gained so much support that it managed to trend at number three in the entire world.
The massively successful hashtag was started in response to weeks of renewed hostility from much of the media against the Labour leader and the political left.
However, it is not yet clear exactly what sparked the staggering show of solidarity for the Labour leader at the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall on the weekend.
The pro-Corbyn chant, which follows the tune of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes, gained nationwide notoriety last summer.
Labour’s 2017 General Election manifesto – which pledged to scrap tuition fees, renationalise the railways, raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour and engage in a massive house-building programme – proved hugely popular across the country, especially with younger people.
And one year on, it seems that rather than be persuaded by the constant negativity and smears in the mainstream media, a huge number of younger people are still hugely enthusiastic about the prospects of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government.