UB40 endorse Jeremy Corbyn the ‘incorruptible politician’

Written by David Singleton on 5 September 2016 in Diary

Team Corbyn are also boasting of support from Rudimental and Rizzle Kicks.

Jeremy Corbyn has been described as an “incorruptible politician” by the band UB40 as it officially endorses the Labour leader.

The Birmingham-formed reggae superstars are holding a press conference with Corbyn on Tuesday.

And they are not the only artists supporting his re-election campaign. According to Team Corbyn, their man is also being backed by Rudimental, Rizzle Kicks, Francesca Martinez and Logic.

UB40 said in a statement: "Jeremy has re-ignited an interest in politics for people who no longer felt included, and engaged and inspired a new generation of young voters who, for the first time, believe that they have an incorruptible politician who truly represents them. For these reasons he has our full support as leader of a genuine, believable Labour Party."

There was no word from former lead singer Ali Campbell, who is not part of the line up these days and heads up another band of the same name. Along with two other founding members of UB40.

But guitarist and vocalist Robin Campbell added: "We support Jeremy Corbyn because he is the only one willing to speak up for working people, who have been badly treated by successive governments, including new labour, in recent decades. He is the only leader offering something different to business as usual. Westminster needs big change, and Jeremy is the man to do it.".

Responding to the endorsement, Corbyn did not mention the fact that the band has seen brutal infighting that puts even Labour’s recent battles in the shade.

Rather, the Labour leader said: "I am delighted to receive the endorsement of UB40, one of the most successful British reggae acts of all time. UB40's story was and remains inspiring; people from across cultures and backgrounds coming together and combining their talents - in a time when prejudice was more prevalent - and creativity to produce music that has endured across decades.

"The arts are of central importance to our economy, and will be one of the key priorities for the next Labour government. For every pound invested in the arts, £1.06 is generated for the economy. This is why, as part of my plan to rebuild and transform Britain, I have pledged to increase funding to the arts to reach the European average, so that no one and no community is left behind."




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