The US Just Threatened to Move Against Corbyn: Where Is the Outrage?
Stop the War Vice Chair, Chris Nineham, on Mike Pompeo’s leaked comments about the potential election of Jeremy Corbyn:
“The Secretary of State of the world’s most powerful nation has promised to ‘push back’ against the possibility of the leader of the Labour Party in Britain getting elected. He suggests US agencies will try and intervene to stop that eventuality because “it’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened”.
live in a liberal democracy at a time when there are widespread elite
fears of foreign interference in politics, particularly by Russia. Cue
outrage from the government and across media platforms surely?
Err…well no actually. I haven’t found a single record of complaint
from the government, the story hasn’t got near the top headlines in the
national press, and as I write the BBC website is not featuring the
story at all.
is extraordinary. Trump’s endorsement of Johnson and Farage during his
visit was bad enough. But here we have an unambiguous statement by the
most powerful foreign policy official in the US administration bar the
President suggesting a move against a democratically elected leader in
Britain. And it is not big news.”
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