In August 2015, Jeremy Corbyn said that “[w]e can win an awful lot of people into the political spectrum, by offering something that is radical”.
In September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn sermonised to a socialist congregation and told it that he believed that “the common good is the aspiration of all of us”. Actually, Corbyn most definitely does not believe that. He doesn't believe, for example, that Tory supporters and leaders believe “the common good is the aspiration of all of us”. ( As he's stated countless times!) He doesn't believe that any right-winger believes this.
As a result of all this, Jeremy Corbyn certainly doesn't deny that he's an old-style collectivist. He says, for example, that the “narrative that only the individual matters” is wrong. It's also wrong to believe that “the collective is irrelevant”. Talk of “the collective” isn't a bad thing because it's all about “the common good”; which, as we've seen, is an “aspiration of all of us”.
In addition, whenever Corbyn talks about democracy, you can guarantee that he means socialist democracy; or his very particular socialist version of democracy. He also has very specific socialist beneficiaries of democracy in mind. But that's not democracy, is it? Like free speech, it's got to be for everyone – even for the evil Right. Not so with Corbyn and the Trotskyist/communist Left generally.
In 2015 Corbyn was explicit about brining back Clause Four. That is, the “state ownership of the means of production” (not Corbyn's own words). He said:
As with everything else, Jeremy Corbyn believes that literally everything bad is the fault of “capitalist democracy”. Or, in this case, with “unscrupulous employers”. Mass immigration and even open borders don't create any problems whatsoever – only “capitalism's failures” do.
Jeremy Corbyn feigns pacifism. As a fan of Marx, Lenin, Castro, Mao, the Soviet Union, Che Guevara, Chairman Mao, Venezuelan socialism (he praised Hugo Chavez), the IRA, Hamas and Hezbollah, we should doubt his words.
Of course it's true that someone could say that Marx was an “essentially a fascinating figure.. from whom we can learn a great deal” and not be a fan - politically or ideologically - of the dead German. But if that someone is Jeremy Corbyn saying these things, then that's something else entirely.
What about Fidel Castro? During a visit to Oxford, Corbyn said.
Now Marx, Castro, Lenin, Che Guevara, etc. are some people that Jeremy Corbyn loves. What about the people he hates? I don't mean the entire right-wing white working class: I'm talking individuals here. Forget Margaret Thatcher too. We know that Corbyn had a deep hate for her. What about President Trump?