Why Jeremy Corbyn can steal the student vote and win the 2020 election.
Who wouldn’t want to jump on the bandwagon of Corbynmania? Well, apart from
the self-satisfied toffs in the highest tower of the capitalist kingdom and the blinkered middle-
class wannabes who work seventy-hour weeks at the Church of Commerce in an attempt to
catch the perpetual carrot they call success.
Besides, who could argue with these policies? Never mind how he’s going to pay for it all,
let’s not analyse this too much. We’ve had enough. We bowed in honour as the millstone of
student debt was placed over our shoulders and enslaved us to the establishment for
eternity. Now there’s been an overpowering smell of coffee.
The right-wing simpletons are squealing with delight at the naivety of the “loony-left” for
voting Corbyn in as their leader. As we know, some of them are so cocksure that Corbyn is
the kiss of death for Labour they even voted for him themselves.
The ones with their heads screwed on a little tighter are now feeling somewhat sweaty,
spreading hate-fuelled accusations against Corbyn across the media in a bid to turn the
frenzied socialists against him. Why? Well, because there are an awful lot of ordinary people
in this country and money talks- or in this instance, a lack of it.
So what about students? Students have had a reputation for lying with the left for decades,
searching for that idealistic rainbow which will lead them to the promised pot of gold. Is it any
wonder? New Labour’s three top priories being education, education and education was
swiftly followed by an introduction of fees that slammed down the hatches on the very people
they proposed to help educate. In 1997 the Tories began laughing into their sleeves as Blair
took over the wheel of Thatcher’s vision.
Corbyn, if successful in 2020, might not take the country on such a great leap ‘forward’ in
quite the same fashion- but when forwards takes this country further towards greed, poverty
and ever-widening inequality it’s no surprise people want to see a very swift change of
Many of today’s students have never known it any different. All we know is that we’re skint,
will probably never own a home, and we’re living off aspirations from a carton. The entire
system that the Eton school boys and their chubby-cheeked chums from The City have
cultivated is leaving us running on a never-ending treadmill. And from where I’m standing,
the people in front of me don’t look too happy either.
Lower and middle-income voters want change. They no longer desire to be a cog in a
system where success is measured by gross domestic product alone. They don’t care that
Labour’s Blairite MPs might not like it. They don’t care that printing money has never really
worked before. They don’t care if the rich up sticks and leave and take their money out of the
country. They’re not afraid of working for no reward. They’re not afraid of threats to security.
They’re not afraid if factories fall idle and the NHS begins to crumble because they’ve
already seen that happen in the last two decades.
What he stands for:
Cracking down on tax evasion
Higher taxes for the rich
Raising the living wage
Increasing workers’ rights
Blocking welfare cuts
Introduction of a maximum wage
Quantitative easing for housing, energy, and transport projects
NHS buyback and free healthcare for all
Scrapping of tuition fees
Reintroduction of education grants
Reduction in military spending
Cutting free from NATO war policies
Scrapping of Trident nuclear missile system
Renationalisation of railways
Putting a halt on fracking
Enhancing womens’ rights