The Corbyn ascendancy: British Labour to party like it’s 1969.


Has the British Labour Party lost its mind, as well as its confidence, after the electoral drubbing the Tory’s handed it earlier this year? Reports over the weekend strongly suggest they are on the verge of handing leadership of the party to an ageing hippy called Jeremy Corbyn (he even still has the beard). So who will be his deputy, Russell Brand? Seriously. The Canberra press gallery were only too keen to join with their American counterparts in disparaging the candidacy of Sarah Palin in America a few a years ago, and are more than happy to go the full idiot on Donald Trump now, yet seem strangely incurious when it comes to Corbyn and his zany retrospective policies.

imageThe Corbyn plan for Britain is for the State to once again own and operate things, such as the railways and energy. Not only is this staggeringly expensive (conservative estimates are nearing 200 billion pounds), but it will also mean a return to the sort of crap service and union run rorts we used to endure in the 1970’s and 80’s. And for good reason too – Corbyn is supported by a host of left wing unions, keen to get back to the good old days of strikes, stoppages, demarcation disputes, and unaffordable wage increases.

In addition to just about every Green Left fantasy you can think of, Corbyn has, in the past supported, and very recently in interviews declined to criticise, peace lovingly benign, if misunderstood, groups like Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA. For good reason has Corbyn been described as a left wing militant who seeks to restore socialist ideals, removed under Tony Blair’s leadership, to the centre of Labour policy.

Unsurprisingly, Blair warns that, with Corbyn as leader, Labour would be more than unelectable. Says Blair, “If Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader it won’t be a defeat like 1983 or 2015 at the next election. It will mean rout, possibly annihilation.”

As a shameless Tory I say ‘bring it on buddy, let the sunshine in, and give Jeremy the top job. Please’