New Statesman presents Chronicle of Protest: a new film

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New Statesman and Roehampton University present

Chronicle of Protest: a film by Michael Chanan

A new documentary about the movement against government spending cuts in the universities and beyond. With students, activists and citizens of the real "big society". Featuring Terry Eagleton, Mehdi Hasan, Josie Long, Len McCluskey, Blake Morrison, Nina Power, Michael Rosen, Mary Warnock and more.

World Premiere on 30 April at the East End Film Festival, Rio Cinema, London E8. To win one of five pairs of tickets to the screening, email daniel@newstatesman.co.uk with "Chronicle of Protest" in the subject line.

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How Jeremy Corbyn and an Arsenal player roasted Piers Morgan… in Spanish

Muy burn.

As if politics in the UK wasn’t spicy enough, watch what happens when you do it in Spanish.

It all started when backward ham Piers Morgan complained in a piece for the Mail that Jeremy Corbyn and his wife froze him out of a conversation with the Arsenal player Héctor Bellerín at the GQ Awards:

“Later, fellow Arsenal fan Jeremy Corbyn came over to speak to him. When I tried to interrupt, the Labour leader – whose wife is Mexican – promptly switched to fluent Spanish to shut me out of the conversation.

‘What did you tell him?’ I asked.

Corbyn smirked. ‘I told him to please send Arsène Wenger my very best and assure him he continues to have my full support, even if he’s lost yours, Piers. In fact, particularly because he’s lost yours…’

A keen-eyed tweeter picked up the passage about speaking Spanish, and the anecdote went viral:


So viral, in fact, that Bellerín himself commented on the story in a tweet saying, “Come on mate, don’t take it personally” to Morgan – punctuated masterfully with a crying laughing emoji.


Then the Labour leader himself joined in the great burning ceremony, replying to the thread in full Spanish:


His response translates as:

“It was nice to meet you. It’s better that we don’t tell him what we were talking about, he wouldn’t understand. Well-played in the game on Sunday.”

And muy buen juego to you too, El Jez.

I'm a mole, innit.