Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the party need to ‘talk a lot more about the IRA’ in order to improve its currently dire poll ratings. 
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the party need to ‘talk a lot more about the IRA’ in order to improve its currently dire poll ratings. Corbyn made the comments during an interview with a BBC journalist on Saturday, following Labour’s dramatic defeat in the Copeland by-election. 
 
Corbyn explained to the lying crooked mainstream media journalist that Labour needed to find a ‘wedge issue’ which would allow the party to reconnect with its working-class base, and expressed confidence that ‘sympathy for the IRA’ is the best option available. 
 
He added that there’s no cause ‘closer to the hearts of good patriotic Englishmen’ than defending the actions of the IRA, and expressed confidence that Labour would have held the Copeland seat if the party had ‘focused more on my past sympathy with the group’. Corbyn noted that the situation in Northern Ireland had come up ‘repeatedly’ on the doorstep during the Copeland and Stoke by-elections, with only the issue of Palestine ‘attracting more voter attention’. 
 
Senior Labour sources have told The Spark that if Corbyn’s decision to focus on the IRA proves successful the party could also draw attention to his past defence of other terrorist groups, such as Hamas and Hezbullah, to ensure a landslide victory in 2020.  
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