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{UAH} Congs to Labour and Jeremy Corbyn - the revival is on...

Fantastic results for the Labour Party and my colleague and friend of Afrika, Jeremy Corbyn. This, after a barrage of shots from the right wing press, the usual suspects within the establishment and even a few colleagues. 

Jeremy and the Labour Party represent the broadest views and values and is particularly an exciting tickle to young people who had been forgotten and or lost hope. Never has it happened since the days of my brother Barack Obama that a leader so 'written off' has come opened up the hard stuff and got young people onto the streets and actually voting. Last evening - twice - young people (under 20 and first time voters) rushed to me waving their polling cards; one asking where the polling station was and the other, checking if he needed an ID to vote. As it happens, it is that simple, none. Always, we dismiss these guys when in reality, the future belongs to them and the decisions we make today are those for which they are the ones to pay for dearly - decades on. Jeremy knows that and, the Corbyn I know has been consistent; power to the people - the weak, the marginalized, the voiceless but above all, those mandated. 

Whichever way this eventually ends 12 months from today; politics should never be the same again: that of arrogance, impunity and the sense of 'entitlement' that some portray in Westminster and of course - at Kampala. Change is possible, just believe in better.


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