By Peter Lazenby in Britain:
Libertines make time for hero Corbyn
Monday 22nd May 2017
The crowd of about 20,000 greeted the Labour leader with cheers and chants of “Jezza” and “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn.”
Gig-goer Laura Cullen tweeted: “I’m watching The Libertines and actual Jeremy Corbyn has just rocked up on stage. Now that’s how you do politics.”
The Labour leader praised Sheffield band Reverend & the Makers, who had just played before the headline set by the Libertines — for supporting the Hillsborough campaign and the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
Mr Corbyn said: “And it’s also about young people and music and what they can achieve, Merseyside and its history of music is the music capital of our country.
“What I want is every school to have the money for every child to learn musical instruments.”
He asked the crowd: “Do you want health, do you want housing, do you want care, do you want a society coming together — or do you want selective education and fox hunting?”
The crowd reacted to the Tories’ alternative with boos and Mr Corbyn said: “That’s absolutely the right answer: leave the foxes alone.”
An estimated 6,000 supporters also turned up for a rally in the marginal Wirral West constituency, which is held by Labour.