September 2017

When is peak Corbyn?

The Labour party, popular for all the wrong reasons?

Our Leader? Our Leader?

One of the most telling things from the referendum was the Remainers remark, 'they did not know what they were voting for'. But can this be so? Well yes and no! For example the Labour party manifesto for the last general election was over 40 pages long and who read all of that and the other ones? But for the Brexit referendum the basics, as opposed to detail, were not at all complicated by dint of the binary option. It's true the issues were complicated but they always are and you might have thought it was the responsibility of the voter to learn the rudiments. But many Remainers who over a year ago did not know their 'single market' from their 'customs union' and are still shaky continue to complain about the result. In the time since then there have been many changes. In Turkey Erdogan has elevated himself to a very lofty position that does not look good in a democracy but we did not hear, 'they did not know' then. In fact it does seem that the supporters of Erdogan wanted an Ottoman bully. While in France the people did not know who to vote for so there was a low turnout for Macron.

Here in the UK Jeremy Corbyn and Labour lost the General Election but like to behave as if they had won and there is help for them from the media to do this from the usual suspects.