Jeremy Corbyn backed Arsenal motion in Parliament

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Jeremy Corbyn may not be everyone's favourite person right now, especially if you earn a lot of money, own a multinational corporation, or are just bloody well happy with George Osbourne's ongoing, aggressive privatisation of Britain's once cherished welfare state.

The Labour leadership contender is currently the outright favourite to beat Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper to become the party's most controversial leader of all time.

Whether you agree with Corbyn's progressive and ambitious plan to renationalise the railways and stop Britain's filthy rich avoiding £34bn worth of tax, one thing Arsenal fans can agree on is his view on the north London football club.


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North Islington's resident MP has been a member of Parliament since 1983 and regularly caused mischief on the backbench, but he also found time to demonstrate his love for Arsene Wenger's red army.

In April 2004, just weeks before Arsenal would go onto win the Premier League title in their unbeaten Invincibles season, Brian Segmore created an Early Day Motion to request that Parliament should recognise the Gunners as "the best football team in the world".

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Only four MPs signed the motion, but one of them was, of course, Mr Corbyn.

There are plenty of reasons to want Corbyn to become Labour's next leader and, quite possibly, our next prime minister in 2020, but this is a particularly good reason to see the 66-year-old as a man of the people. 

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