The Labour campaign group Momentum have posted a video showing five middle-class white people at a garden party discussing Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal to young people, declaring at the end “they just don’t get it, do they?”
The group said the video aims to shine a light on the perceived hypocrisy of older people who paid nothing for university and significantly less for their homes than would be possible today and then judging Labour-supporting young people for wanting those same things.
Finally someone said it 😂 pic.twitter.com/FoPN9jmIbZ— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) July 27, 2017
It goes without saying that not everybody agrees with the video, the style of which is common for Momentum.
But lots of people enjoy its sentiments.
You can pick holes in this, but on its own terms it's very, very good. https://t.co/ckXwZrLqA9— Martin SE5 🇳🇴🇳🇴🇳🇴➕➕➕ (@Martin_SE5) July 27, 2017
Reminder that Boomers are the worsthttps://t.co/qKqNU45xke— Bobby P (@Panzenbeck) July 27, 2017
Yep! Nailed it. https://t.co/CfukCATUQD— Kate Cartwright (@coffeewithkate) July 27, 2017
But many have been pointing out that Corbyn’s son, Seb, is shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s chief of staff – while Andrew Murray, who worked on the Labour election campaign and is chief of staff to Unite the Union’s general secretary, has a daughter who works for Corbyn as an adviser.
Lord Prescott’s son David is also a former speechwriter for Corbyn.
It all makes that nepotism line a bit awkward.
Massive amount of nepotism in the Labour party. All employing each others kids!— 😍🤗Dilyn🤗😍 #JCIAASPIO (@paul_yardley) July 27, 2017
Others feel the video attacks potential Labour voters, rather than the Tory Party Labour opposes.
Present: cynical attempts to engender resentment.
Absent: Anything actually constructive, or indeed an assessment of the challenges we face https://t.co/G6Asd3dA6h— Ian (@ijpicker) July 27, 2017
Whatever your stance, it’s definitely got people talking.