Roger Waters Wishes He Was A Labour Party Member For An Unusual Reason
Roger Waters has recently posted a tweet in which he wished he was a member of the Labour Party due to an unusual motive.
The son of a Labour Party activist, Roger Waters is a known supporter of the Labour Party. The musician is supporting Jeremy Corbyn against Keir Starmer, and back in November 2019, he signed a letter to support Corbyn while describing him as a beacon of hope. Moreover, in December 2019, Waters signed another letter that endorsed the Labour Party under Corbyn’s leadership in the 2019 general election.
The iconic bassist is also known for his anti-Israel views. According to him, the UK government is letting Israel meddle in their business and it was Israel who put Keir Starmer instead of Jeremy Corby. Describing Starmer as an Israeli puppet, Waters thinks that this is a factor that shatters the hopes of the working class.
As you may know, the filmmaker Ken Loach was one of the supporters of Jeremy Corbyn just like Roger Waters. Recently, the award-winning director announced on Twitter that he was expelled from the Labour Party. According to Loach, it was because he would not disown those who are already expelled. Calling this a witch hunt, he claimed Starmer and his clique will never lead a party of the people.
Ken Loach’s full statement is as follows:
“Labour HQ finally decided I’m not fit to be a member of their party, as I will not disown those already expelled.
Well… I am proud to stand with the good friends and comrades victimised by the purge. There is indeed a witch hunt… Starmer and his clique will never lead a party of the people. We are many, they are few. Solidarity.“
Upon hearing the news, Roger Waters commented on the expelling of Ken Loach on his Twitter. Replying to Frank Barat’s tweet on the issue, the musician said that he wishes he was a Labour Party member so he could also be expelled in solidarity with Ken Loach. He then described Keir Starmer as a ‘loathsome snake,’ and wanted Jeremy Corbyn to be back. Following that, Rogers yet again indicated that UK politics is led by the Israeli lobby.
Frank Barat’s tweet was:
“Full solidarity with Ken Loach, who was expelled from the UK Labour Party today for standing on the side of the oppressed wherever they live and for having been on the right side of history, always. Shame on Keir Starmer.”
Roger Waters’ tweet read:
“Wish I was a Labour party member so I could be expelled in solidarity with my mate Ken Loach, what a loathsome snake Keir Starmer is. Bring back Jeremy Corbyn. Keep the Israeli lobby out of UK politics.”
You can check out the tweet below.
Wish I was a Labour party member so I could be expelled in solidarity with my mate @Kenloach, what a loathsome snake @Keirstarmer is. Bring back @Jeremycorbyn. Keep The Israeli Lobby out of UK politics. https://t.co/CVTk89WiRD
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) August 22, 2021