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Jeremy Corbyn first hirsute Labour leader to address Durham Miners gala since Keir Hardie

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release July 8th contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Jeremy Corbyn first hirsute Labour leader to address Durham Miners Gala since Keir Hardie

Keir Hardie

Keir Hardie

The Beard Liberation Front has said that when he addresses the Durham Miners Gala on Saturday Jeremy Corbyn will become the first Labour leader with a beard since Keir Hardie to speak at the great labour movement festival.

Hardie addressed the 35th Durham Miners Gala in 1905 but was not formally the Labour leader until 1906 when he spoke at the 36th Gala.

He started the tradition of Labour leaders appearing at the event which was only broken when clean shaven revisionist Tony Blair declined to attend.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, the Durham Miners Gala is an event which recalls the solidarity of the labour movement past and present. With Jeremy Corbyn treading in the footsteps of Keir Hardie on Saturday there is a reminder that beard power is a great labour movement tradition.

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