This video from England says about itself:
Bernie Sanders Endorses Jeremy Corbyn in Brighton
© Steve Topple June 2017
By Thomas Scripps:
Bernie Sanders declares his support for Jeremy Corbyn
8 June 2017
Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, has toured Britain promoting his book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.
The Vermont Senator presented himself as an alternative ambassador from the US to Europe in opposition to the Trump administration. Prior to his arrival in the UK, on May 31, he spoke at Berlin’s Free University. In Britain, he spoke at events in Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Powys, and Brixton, London.
Sanders’ visit coincided with the run-up to polling day in the June 8 general election and he gave his endorsement to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. At the Brighton Festival, he said of Corbyn, “What has impressed me—and there is a real similarity between what he [Corbyn] has done and what I did—is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour Party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party… and that is exactly what I am trying to do.”
Members of Sanders’ team have been heavily involved in Labour’s election campaign, working with Momentum, the activist network supporting Corbyn.
At the Brixton event, Labour MP David Lammy said during the Q&A session he had just received a text from Corbyn inviting Sanders to return to Britain after he formed a government. Sanders replied he would be “absolutely delighted”.
There is indeed a “real similarity” between Sanders and Corbyn.
Sanders … won 13 million votes across 23 states in the primary elections to select the Democratic Presidential candidate, on the basis of his claim that he was a “democratic socialist” opposed to the “billionaire class”. Losing narrowly, he then called on his supporters to back Hillary Clinton, the favoured candidate of Wall Street.
This paved the way for a presidential contest between her and Donald Trump, the two most reviled candidates in American history. So despised were Clinton and the Democrats in significant layers of the working population that the fascistic billionaire Trump was able to emerge the victor.
Sanders’ book Our Revolution shares its title with the organisation set up by his team following their defeat in the Democratic primaries. …
Explaining in Brixton how the average American worker earned less today than 40 years ago, despite “an explosion of technology”, Sanders had no answer as to why this was the case beyond the greed of the “billionaire class” or “oligarchy”.
In Brixton, he reiterated his call for the breakup of the big banks and a crackdown on tax evasion. …
Trump’s recklessness, combined with the staggering growth of US and global inequality, are considered by Sanders a dangerous source of social tensions.
In Brixton, he said a central reason for Trump’s victory was that millions of working people had been “left behind” and that the Democrats had lost the election, as opposed to Trump winning it. But aside from this correct statement, the Obama administration’s attacks on workers living standards for eight years was passed over in silence along with its warmongering. …
“Almost all the polls that were done when I was still a candidate had me beating Trump with a larger margin than Clinton.”