I am greatly amused by the frantic anti Jeremy Corbyn campaign being waged by the other three Labour party leadership contenders. 😉
They simply do not understand why Corbyn is so popular with many Labour supporters, and many of us. The reason is, that Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper (AKA Mrs Balls) are still speaking and thinking poli-balls. They have not twigged that we the people don’t like it.
(Ed: I wonder why Ms Cooper uses her maiden name? Me: Can’t imagine…)
Poli-balls is my description for the meaningless drivel that politicians started spouting from around the time of Tony Bliar. It is the same slimy, smarmy, indifferent language used by Blair, Cameron and all the other career politicians that the rest of the nation have come to loathe.
Jeremy Corbyn uses the same language as Nigel Farage. Its called English, and we understand both of them. They are the only two politicians worth listening to at the moment, and that does not say much for the state of government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Even the Labour deputy leader campaign, started a few days ago, produces the same meaningless claptrap:-
“We need to become a campaigning party again” said one of them. She said that phrase about ten times during a short interview on the Radio 4 Today program last week. Her confused thinking is typical of today’s career party politician who has forgotten that they are there to serve the people of Great Britain. They, however, are only concerned with the future existence of the party and that consumes 90% of their time. My contention is that the party is well and truly over. We the people want something else.
Another answer to the phenomenon, is that many labour party supporters don’t see the need for yet another Conservative party. After all, we already have three of them, New Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Conservative party itself 😉
Yet another answer is that Jeremy Corbyn is speaking common sense. He suggests, amongst other ideas, that we:-
a) Re-nationalise our rail system.
b) Re-nationalise our National Grid.
I wholeheartedly agree, and I would add that there are some things that should be in public ownership; our water supply being the prime example. Those national assets were sold off by Thatcher, desperate to balance the books when she took us to war over the Falklands.
As for Yvette Cooper saying that Corbyn’s policies are a backward step, I would say that he is simply wanting to correct the humongous privatisation errors committed by that dreadful Thatcher administration in the 1980s
Clueless Cooper, Boring Burnham and Kendall Fruitcake are lost in their own funny little world. If any one of them is elected next leader, that is the end of the labour party for generations to come.
Jeremy Corbyn is not the answer either. He has the faith virus and has said many times that religious belief should be respected.
Why on earth should I respect a religion that places women 8 feet behind a man, literally and metaphorically (Islam)
Why on earth should I respect a religion that goes to extraordinary lengths to protect child molesting priests? (Roman Catholicism).
Why on earth should I respect a religion that demands that prawns and pigs are the spawn of hell (Judaism and Islam)?
I can barely tolerate those banal, silly and primitive, messages, but respect them? Respect for religions is a flawed liberal position which need changing by our leaders, and fast!
We don’t like all of what Nigel or Jeremy have to say, but sadly they are the best of a sad bunch.
Sad, is it not?