This video from Labour campaign group Momentum has provoked quite the reaction
It’s definitely got people talking.
If there was any doubt that Britain is divided on which direction the country should move in politically, Labour campaign group Momentum has quelled it.
The group 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 video hopes 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, 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.
Lots of people enjoy its sentiments.
This is fantastic in every way. https://t.co/8DkD3ceo4M— Nate Higgins (@politicallynate) July 27, 2017
You can pick holes in this, but on its own terms it's very, very good. https://t.co/ckXwZrLqA9— Martin Headon (@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.
This video raises valid points but then again, didn't Corbyn and McDonnell give their sons some nice lil cushty jobs? https://t.co/IhXy6yJZTx— Huügz (@HUUGZHC) July 27, 2017
Momentum, savagely subtweeting the leader's son, there. https://t.co/hCzuiS4p6d— Luke Slater (@lukeslater86) July 27, 2017
Massive amount of nepotism in the Labour party. All employing each others kids!— Paul Yardley (@paul_yardley) July 27, 2017
Others feel the video attacks potential Labour voters, rather than the Tory Party Labour opposes.
Not sure about this ad. As an attack it's great, but is definitly more against Tory voters more than the party itself. Could alienate some. https://t.co/dvGDvIxtiz— Andrew Smith (@andrew_graeme) July 27, 2017
Labour: Targeting a significant chunk of Britain's population for ridicule.— Election 2017 (@UKGE17) July 27, 2017
Such a wonderful vote winning strategy.... https://t.co/vCvdxKCvt0
Whatever your stance, it’s definitely got people talking.