Me and Jeremy Corbyn MP

This is a cross post from The Edge of Where?

When I was a student I often wrote notes on Facebook. I guess I had more time. It was like my blog before I had this blog.

Well, one of the notes I wrote was all about… Jeremy Corbyn!

It was 2009, and Jeremy was an irrelevant backbencher who garnered little interest. Seriously: my note only got a single like, and that was from me.

I thought I’d deleted all those old notes and lost to the ether anything I hadn’t transferred to this blog.

Turns out I was wrong. Searching my computer I found a word document that had them all – so here’s the note about Jeremy. But first, I’d like to point out that I was totally ahead of the zeitgeist here, writing about Jeremy long before it became fashionable.

Me and Jeremy Corbyn MP

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:22pm | Edit Note | Delete
This evening Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, came to speak to the Oxford University Labour Club about the recent conflict in Gaza. It was a pretty decent talk, for the most part. But at the end I couldn’t resist going up to him and asking a cheeky question.

Me to Jeremy Corbyn:
“Thank you for your talk, I really enjoyed it. I just wanted to ask: how come Zionists have such a stranglehold on Labour politics? I mean, take James Purnell for example – he went from being in LFI to a ministerial position. How do they have such control?”

Jeremy Corbyn:
“I only wish I knew… money, I suppose.”