Russell Brand Dropped From Jeremy Corbyn And Len McCluskey's Poetry Book

A spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Peace and Justice Project’ said: “In light of the recent allegations concerning Russell Brand, we have removed his contribution from our upcoming Poetry For The Many project.”

Other contributors include the actor Maxine Peake, children’s author Michael Rosen, director Ken Loach and former Labour Party official Karie Murphy.

Speaking when the publication of the book was announced, Corbyn said: “This book grew out of regular conversations Len and I hold about poetry: the enjoyment we get from it and the opportunity it provides for escape and inspiration.

“When putting it together, the hardest part was deciding what to leave out.”

“There is a poet in all of us and nobody should ever be afraid of sharing their poetry,” he added.

McCluskey, the former general secretary of the Unite union, said: “It should be mandatory on the national school curriculum to make poetry accessible to every child and student, so that the stigma in working-class communities about it being only for ‘posh people’ or ‘softies’ can gradually be eliminated.”

Emperor,
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I must have missed this when it was announced but Jezzer and Red Len putting out a poetry book is an odd idea but there heart is in the right place.

Dropping Brand’s poem will probably improve the collection as I’d bet his poem would be very punchable.

Junkers_Klunker,

Im completely out of the loop, what has he done?

mannycalavera,
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I’m completely out of the loop, what has he done?

Ran for Prime Minister of the country and lead Labour to the biggest defeat in decades, alienating red wall voters and handing a stonking majority to BoJo the clown.

Emperor,
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Ooo where to start…

A number of accusations have been made against him, based in a Sunday Times and Dispatches investigation. So it’s early days and nothing has been tested in a court of law but it seems people are already scrambling to cut him loose from projects.

Junkers_Klunker,

God damn.

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