The Socialist.

Corbyn pre-election rant.

Portrait of Labour leadership candidate, Jeremy Corbyn.

The 2015 UK general election was a disaster for the Labour Party, former leader Ed Miliband (dis)gracefully resigned, leaving his situation vacant. The victorious Conservative Party are now implementing their post-election budget, a series of massive public spending cuts aimed at tackling the national debt. Austerity is a swear word on everyone’s lips, and the public are told further austerity is the only way forward—cold comfort when your standing in the queue at a food bank.

Yet, in spite of these hard times there are Conservative backed plans to replace the country’s nuclear deterrent, Trident, to the tune of 130 billion—enough money to run the ailing National Health Service for 40 years. Enter staunch socialist, and CND advocate, Jeremy Corby. An outsider in the Labour leadership election, who is lighting a fire under the seats of the political establishment. This champion of the public interest, who takes the night bus home with fellow commuters, has struck a chord with the largely disillusioned British electorate, engaging young voters, and re-mobilizing the once redundant Labour party left—real grassroots stuff.

But the Establishment have closed ranks, and stacked the odds against Mr Corbyn. Will this wave of public opinion be enough to carry him over their defences, and smote the naysayers against the rocks? Place your bets!

Media: Pen, acrylic paint, printing ink, and Photoshop.

17 thoughts on “The Socialist.

  1. Reblogged this on Solid gold creativity and commented:
    Check out Russell’s brilliant art work and commentary. I’ve followed Russell for several years, and in my view, he’s had a major breakthrough in self-expression. This, and his recent works, are sensational. I’ve been experiencing a slump in self-expression, and looking at his work inspires me that something wonderful is just around the corner. Here he is …

  2. By the way I first came to your blog to enjoy the art, but now I love the art/political comment mix. This is one of my favourite blogs to read and get food for thought and the visual eye.

      • The Labour establishment is closing ranks against him, with Blair saying it would make Labour unelectable, if they left the middle ground. However, the differences between the three major parties are only minuscule, thus disenfranchising men folk. I speak as a former Liberal voter, who voted Liberal and got Tories. If Corbyn gets in I shall vote for him.

      • Thanks for filling in the gaps Clare, I like to keep these political posts short ;-) It will be interesting to see September’s leadership election result, he has a fighting chance don’t you think? Appreciate your comments, Russell.

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