What do you think of Jeremy Corbyn?

‘I fancy him a bit’


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn graced us with his presence on Thursday for a talk in association with Liverpool Labour students. But what do you really think of him?

Niall Obrien, Classical Studies

IMG_20151106_151020“I think he’s cool, compared to ghouls like David Cameron, he seems like a person rather than a robot monster puppet.  I can’t say much about his politics, I’m quite apolitical but I definitely agree with his nuclear arms policy. Even if a nuclear bomb was dropped on England, you still wouldn’t want another city destroyed. They say it’s supposed to be a deterrent, but it’s ultimately about revenge.”

Sophie Currah, first year Politics

IMG_20151106_141526“I’m not so keen on him, some of his ideas are a bit unrealistic. His opposition to private school and wanting to get rid of their charitable status, I don’t see how that would benefit anyone. I also disagree with him on Trident, I think we need that kind of deterrent.”

Jason Wedlock, second year Politics

IMG_20151106_134851“It’s really good such a high profile guy has come to the University. I’m pro Labour, so I’m obviously a bit biased. But when I heard he wanted to reduce funding for the army it brought down my opinion of him. I fancy him a bit, he’s got a bit of a look about him. It’s the beard and the power.”

Tor Smith, second year Egyptology and Archaeology

IMG_20151106_135830“I thought his speech was really good. He covered a lot of important issues. It was quite short, but what can you expect. I thought it was great he brought up the immigration crisis, and about the redistribution of constituency lines because not many people know about that. I fancy him as Prime Minister, but not in the relationship sense. I’m quite happy with what I’ve got.”

Clementine Kellaway, third year Politics

IMG_20151106_134159“His speech was very inspiring. I especially agreed with his point students are very political, but they don’t have a forum to express it. I don’t fancy him but I think he’s an excellent public speaker.”

Joseph Howe, second year History and Politics

20151106_165402_resized“I do not like Jeremy Corbyn although I wanted to go to his talk yesterday since he could, potentially, be the next Prime Minister – yikes. I don’t like him at all, he seems like a fantasist and I am not a fan of his policies regarding scrapping the student fees. They are just ludicrous, ridiculous. He’s not fit at all, he looks like an old librarian.”

Izzy Hocking, third year Vet

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Izzy actually organised Jeremy Corbyn’s talk

“My favourite highlight was the end, when he was talking as a ‘we’ instead of and ‘I’ and showing that we can all do this together. I like his ideas of getting rid of tuition fees. It is unfair at the moment, and of course the immigration policies he supports regarding the refugee problems seem more human. I don’t think he is attractive but that’s the whole point. Churchill wasn’t fit but he did a great job.”

Clinton Yeh, first year Economics

20151106_171037_resized“I think it would be nice to see Jeremy as a new Prime Minister, it would be good for the democracy and also a nice change. I think the Labour party needs to become more creative as it doesn’t give enough support at the general public.”

Sarah Boden, second year Vet

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“I found his talk compelling, he’s such a nice man. My favourite part was when he started making the helicopter noises but in general I liked the way he handled students’ enthusiasm and got well into it. I agree with a lot of his policies but some of them sound like the 70s and especially the industry ones. I have seen better silver foxes than Jeremy but for his age he looks good and I was surprised when I found out his age.”

Will Shears, second year History

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“I really liked the part where he talked about the immigration policies. I agree with some of his ideas but I think there must be some private health and that’s where I disagree. I don’t want to see him as the next prime minister because it wouldn’t work, he doesn’t seem like a guy with much power. He’s definitely not fit, not whatsoever.”