It is reported that Jeremy Corbyn denies claiming that he would cancel student debt if Labour won the 2017 general election. He just said he would ‘deal with it’.
Now Corbyn promised in campaign,
That student debt which was a pain,
Would be dealt with sine qua non,
If he had the election won.
He chose his wording though with care,
Implying to those listening there,
That they should be in little doubt,
That all their debts would be wiped out.
Election finished, he did well,
Compared to what most did foretell,
But fortunately it might seem,
He does not lead the seats of green,
And so he is not having to,
Make promises like that come true.
When challenged now by Andrew Marr,
He said that it was all just blah,
For when he promised it to you,
He really didn’t have a clue,
How much the cost would really be,
So couldn’t say it would be free.
But people say it had effect,
In causing students to expect,
That voting Labour on the day,
Would see their worries melt away.
A lesson then for voters who,
Believe the parties as some do;
If they are promising things nice,
Please check their wording is precise!
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