This is part of a video series highlighting the work of Salt of the Sarkar since the beginning. The videos we are featuring, demonstrate the collaboration with others interested in this important project.
Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell 2014
Jeremy Corbyn told interviewer Dominic Rai outside the House of Commons in July 2014 during preparations for Salt of the Sarkar Launch: “What I think is interesting about this whole First World War commemoration project is that it started out as a piece of grandstanding and celebration by the Prime Minister. It has now become the opposite because people begin to question the history they have been taught and begin to question the whole point of war. I am impressed by the huge number of events going on in commemoration of the losses of the First World War.”
John McDonnell MP, who is now Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, added: “To be in a situation where the sacrifices of the Indian sub-continent are acknowledged and written back into history, that’s what this project is all about. I think that’s why it is so significant. That’s why we are supporting it.
Interview at House of Commons (part 2) from Salt of the Sarkar on Vimeo.