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Corbyn worked for TV channel that advocated marital rape!

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jacobssarah631 Mon 02-Dec-19 16:22:15

I just saw this on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TimesCorbyn/status/1201534266724769792) and its totally outrageous. I'm no fan of Boris, especially when it comes to women, but this is another level.

Notabadger Tue 03-Dec-19 10:45:11

Sorry actually I think it was a House of Lords ruling that made it illegal. Not that you are probably interested in that OP

Notabadger Tue 03-Dec-19 10:31:12

Well if you are concerned about the history of marital rape in the UK, here is a link to the early day motion in 1990 that resulted in it (finally) getting made illegal. As you can see Jeremy Corbyn was a signatory so it is crazy to suggest he was not bothered by this.
(Johnson not an MP at that point)

https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/3932

merrymouse Tue 03-Dec-19 10:07:03

Well obviously it is political point scoring, but Corbyn is a politician who hopes to be PM and run the country so it matters rather more who he promotes than Joe Bloggs or Stanley Johnson.

Yes, but that there is nothing more to Boris Johnson than political point scoring. I don't care what Stanley Johnson does, but he isn't my father. If appearing on Russia Today makes Corbyn Stalin (rather than an inept back bencher who has been promoted above his competence level), it's unclear why Stanley Johnson is still such a visible part of the Boris show.

MockersFactCheckMN Tue 03-Dec-19 09:40:54

The things he says

www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnsons-offensive-comments-women-20982938

Birdsfoottrefoil Tue 03-Dec-19 09:39:07

The point is not whether Stanley Johnson should have appeared on Russia Today, but that Boris Johnson clearly couldn't care less who appears on Russia Today as long as it isn't Corbyn

Well obviously it is political point scoring, but Corbyn is a politician who hopes to be PM and run the country so it matters rather more who he promotes than Joe Bloggs or Stanley Johnson.

wrongsideofhistorymyarse Tue 03-Dec-19 09:25:41

I don't even like Corbyn and can recognise this as a smear.

Be better, OP.

Flowersonthewall Tue 03-Dec-19 09:14:46

Corbyn lives in country that allows 135 000 children to be homeless
Corbyn works in the same building as a racist misogynist
🤔

merrymouse Tue 03-Dec-19 09:14:12

I have no fondness for Boris but he is not his father.

The point is not whether Stanley Johnson should have appeared on Russia Today, but that Boris Johnson clearly couldn't care less who appears on Russia Today as long as it isn't Corbyn.

deydododatdodontdeydo Tue 03-Dec-19 09:11:41

This is desperate.

Birdsfoottrefoil Tue 03-Dec-19 08:44:55

I have no fondness for Boris but he is not his father.

TheProdigalKittensReturn Tue 03-Dec-19 07:52:16

However, just to show how fucked we are, Boris Johnson criticised Corbyn for appearing on Russia Today shortly after his own father was interviewed on the channel.

We are doomed.

I mean, I'm not feeling exactly upbeat about the current choice of candidates, but isn't this pretty much a standard example of "how do you know Boris is lying? his lips are moving"?

donquixotedelamancha Tue 03-Dec-19 07:44:55

I would never appear on a channel that promoted such things, so why is it ok for our next pm to do so?

So you are famous and do TV interviews, but before each one you check all prior content from that chanel, then you don't appear if you have any disagreement with their output?

They must be confusing MN with a different site, one full of numpties.

The Tory spammers are shit aren't they? There are loads of things you could legitimately bash Corbyn for which would fly here, but they choose this.

boatyardblues Tue 03-Dec-19 07:30:24

I eyerolled when I saw this pathetic attempt at smearing, but I’m pleased to see FWR are having none of it. They must be confusing MN with a different site, one full of numpties.

Goosefoot Mon 02-Dec-19 23:58:05

Iran and Russia are countries where journalists are imprisoned and killed. They really, really don't invite western politicians onto their state tv channels to widen the debate.

If a political figure thinks appearing on a news show in such a place will be misused, then it's reasonable to refuse. I don't expect that it's always easy to be sure, other than by looking at the record of how they deal with those kinds of interviews and making a best guess.
It's still part of the job of such people to interact with the media, including sometimes the media of nations with very different views on both freedom of the press and other issues.
It's really irrelevant whether at some other time that news channel has advocated marital rape, or anything else really. The idea that appearing on such a channel means the individual is happy with everything they support is bizarre.

stumbledin Mon 02-Dec-19 23:45:21

The allegations of domestic violence date back to his first marriage, but she has always remained silent having agreed to a quick divorce as the woman who became his second wife was pregnant. And she (the second wife) was fighting cancer at the time Johnson started divorce proceedings against her earlier this year. Though on reflection it may well have been better for her to have him out of the way.

And then of course there is the problem of him not even knowing how many children he has.

What is so strange about the red scare stories against Corbyn is in fact if people are worried about some proletarian republic they need to worry about John McDonnell who is the organiser and political mastermind. Corbyn is a romantic socialist. But his purist statements are the sweet talk idealists want to hear. That would be quite a joke. Labour wins. Corbyn says all this politicking is no fun, I'm off, and in steps McDonnell. Meanwhile Corbyn joins elder brother Piers and they denounce the climate catastrophe movement as a capitalist plot to re-assign resources to government controlled businesses! metro.co.uk/2019/06/21/jeremy-corbyns-brother-claims-man-made-climate-change-not-exist-10025291/

merrymouse Mon 02-Dec-19 23:41:52

Seriously, I would not think the leaders of Saudi Arabia, or China, or any other place were somehow undermining their own views because they appeared on some western tv station.

Iran and Russia are countries where journalists are imprisoned and killed. They really, really don't invite western politicians onto their state tv channels to widen the debate.

Goosefoot Mon 02-Dec-19 23:37:58

Uh, not everyone believes that appearing on tv channel, or in a magazine or newspaper, or with an interviewer, who advocates or believes in things you think are wrong, is always a problem. For some of us political figures being willing to engage with all kinds of people, both at home and abroad, is not only ok, but desirable.

Seriously, I would not think the leaders of Saudi Arabia, or China, or any other place were somehow undermining their own views because they appeared on some western tv station.

merrymouse Mon 02-Dec-19 23:35:36

Maybe he was arguing against the acceptance of marital rape?

Yes that must be why they asked him on - to promote debate. confused

TheMarzipanDildo Mon 02-Dec-19 23:31:03

Anyone read that old Boris article about “controlling your woman” and how single mothers are a scourge on society? Now that was grim.

Velveteenfruitbowl Mon 02-Dec-19 23:26:21

Do you know what he actually did on said channel? Maybe he was arguing against the acceptance of marital rape?

Birdsfoottrefoil Mon 02-Dec-19 23:21:31

Other than just a few exceptions, pretty much any other labour MP would probably have walked this election.

merrymouse Mon 02-Dec-19 23:17:42

You're right, we should vote for the serial liar Boris Johnson's Tory party so we can all become poorer.

He didn't just appear on Press TV. Essentially he was paid to participate in propaganda for Press TV.

You're right, we should vote for the serial liar Boris Johnson's Tory party so we can all become poorer.

I don't think this thread has changed anyone's voting plans, but at the moment it seems likely that the UK would rather vote for a serial liar and absolute shit than Corbyn. At some point the Labour Party has to recognise that that might have something to do with Corbyn. Other Labour MPs are available.

DoctorTwo Mon 02-Dec-19 23:10:26

Oh, he appeared on PressTV, which is banned in the UK by Ofcom. You're right, we should vote for the serial liar Boris Johnson's Tory party so we can all become poorer.

merrymouse Mon 02-Dec-19 23:06:27

Corbyn probably didn't know anyway.

This isn't the only dodgy TV channel he has appeared on. He has made quite a habit of it.

However, just to show how fucked we are, Boris Johnson criticised Corbyn for appearing on Russia Today shortly after his own father was interviewed on the channel.

We are doomed.

Bluerussian Mon 02-Dec-19 22:51:14

Practicalmagico Mon 02-Dec-19 17:26:37
Does that mean he advocates it?

Does appearing on the BBC mean you agree and support famous paedophiles and historic sex abuse?

Does being friends with Jeffrey Epstein automatically make you a paedophile?
.........

Well put! A resounding, "No", to all three questions.

Corbyn probably didn't know anyway. I'd never heard of it until now (not that that means much).

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