Sunday 26 September 2021


In further embarrassment for Keir Starmer, on day one of his first conference as leader delegates chanted 'Oh, Jeremy Corbyn' during a speech.  David Evans had just been appointed general secretary and was addressing the hall when he asked the somewhat ill-judged question: "Everybody remembers why they joined Labour, what was it for you?"  A solitary voice shouted out 'Jeremy Corbyn' which quickly led to the famed Corbyn chant.

Evans is an ally of Starmer, so the incident was particularly humiliating.

As for Corbyn himself, he received a standing ovation at a Young Labour event.  Speakers included his far left comrades John McDonnell, Zarah Sultana and Nadia Whittome.

Jeremy Corbyn addressing an event on Saturday night