Pick of the week: Corbyn's war against the media

Corbyn supporters are allowing conspiracy theories to obscure more important issues for the party
Corbyn supporters are allowing conspiracy theories to obscure more important issues for the party
Natalie Bloomer By

A chance for you to catch up on our top stories of the week.

Five: George Galloway interview: Labour should be begging me to return

In fifth place this week is our interview with the controversial politician George Galloway. He discussed the possibility of a return to the Labour party now that Jeremy Corbyn is in charge, and claimed that discussions about his return also took place under Ed Miliband.


FourExit Interview: Shami Chakrabarti

The second of this week's interviews was with Shami Chakrabarti, who spoke to us about stepping down as director of Liberty. She discussed democracy, British patriotism, and what home secretaries are like in private.

Three: Supporting Corbyn is honourable – but it's becoming a conspiracy theory cult

In third place was a piece which pointed to Labour's row with the BBC over the on-air resignation of Stephen Doughty as an example of how Corbyn's supporters are allowing conspiracy theories to obscure bigger issues for the party.

Two: The Labour party will now 'automatically' support all strikes

Labour this week publicly backed the junior doctors' strike, the first time the party has openly backed industrial action, as national policy, in its history. The decision made good on comments by John McDonnell back in September, in which he said Labour would now "automatically" support strikes as they turned the party into a "resistance movement".

One: John McDonnell interview: The media are trying to destroy Jeremy Corbyn

In the top spot this week is our interview with John McDonnell. He slammed the media for trying to damage Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and spoke of  a "right-wing" element of the Labour party who can not accept the new direction it is going in.

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