How Corbyn used death of Diana to push ‘personal political agenda’


Jeremy Corbyn is known for his dislike of the monarchy, but it’s been revealed that he used Diana’s death to push his own ‘personal political agenda’ to end the monarchy

Even if Mr Corbyn came to power, got rid of the monarchy and made the UK a republic, I’m sure within a decade the royal family will be back due to public demand.

The 20th anniversary of Diana’s death is soon approaching which gives us the opportunity to remind ourselves how Corbyn used her death for point political scoring, similar to the Grenfell tragedy.

The now Labour leader made the comments 20 years ago when he was a backbencher for the Labour party.

Just days after the princess was killed in a car crash in Paris, Mr Corbyn told Daily Express: “I would be happy to join a Republican group. The mood of the country has changed dramatically since Diana’s death.

“A few years ago any of us who criticised the monarchy received shoals of letters in protest. Now it is part of normal everyday conversation.”

In response Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, chairman of the British Monarchist Society & Foundation (BMSF) raged: “No matter what Mr Corbyn may think, it is not part of the normal and everyday conversation to criticise and debate the monarchy and its standing within the nation.

“The Monarchy is part and parcel of the fabric of this nation and quite frankly there are many more important and real issues to tackle before we look at the apolitical institution of the monarchy.

“It is wrong to use such loss and in sense a national and world tragedy to push a personal political agenda which is truly his own.

“He should be a model of respect for the youth of today, not the personification of manners and respect gone awry.”

Thank goodness that Corbyn is not PM and hopefully never will be. If he comes to power, the royal family along with the rest of the country are doomed.