The contrast in fortunes and stature of the leaders of the Labour and Tory parties could not be more pronounced.
Jeremy Corbyn has appeared to huge crowds, huge cheers and the now-famous ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ chant – which has been sung with huge enthusiasm at the music festival even when he’s not present – and has spoken with complete confidence and passion to a crowd of over 100,000 people, many of whom had left gigs by world-famous bands to come and hear him:
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke had joined in the chant the previous evening when it sprang up in the band’s huge audience, while Grime star Stormzy led it on Saturday evening:
Even neutral media commentators couldn’t help but be impressed:
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BBC News just featured Radiohead’s performance last night at Glastonbury in its hourly bulletin. Apparently all that happened was that lead singer Thom Yorke ‘lost himself for 120 minutes’.
Not a mention of what else happened there and the rest of the country is buzzing about:
Sadly, it’s no surprise that our national broadcaster is ignoring unprecedented scenes of support for a politician.
But it’s still a shame and a scandal.
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