Raise the Red Flag, take down the Union Jack


When Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the British Labour Party less than a week ago, he celebrated by singing the Socialist anthem ‘The Red Flag’ in a crowded Westminster pub. Vision here http://www.mirror.co.uk/…/watch-labour-leader-jeremy-corbyn….

This Spitfire mark 11a, which saw service during the Battle of Britain, shows Jeremy Corbyn its underbelly, as an expression of its true feelings toward him.

A few days later, at a service in memory of those who lost their lives in defence of Great Britain during the course of the Second World War, the Labour leader could not bring himself to sing his own nation’s national anthem, but instead chose to observe a ‘respectful silence,’ rather than join with everyone else in the packed cathedral in the singing of ‘God save the Queen.’

Looking like a disheveled sales clerk, with his top button undone and jacket not matching his trousers, Corbyn’s dress, body language, and general demeanour, were anything but respectful of those whom a genuine leader had famously referred to as ‘the few’ to whom so many owed so much – the service was in memory of those who served in the Battle of Britain, the costly aerial defence of the British Isles which ultimately ended with Hitler abandoning his plans for a seaborne invasion of the British Isles. Such is Corbyn’s regard for the war dead, he couldn’t find a proper suit, nor did he have time to button up his collar. He had looked like a man forced to sit through a re-run of Grease 2 or an especially poor rendition of Wagner’s Ring Cycle (all of it). This might have been ignored if he were the socially awkward spouse of a backbencher – but not as leader of Her Majesty’s opposition and the alternative Prime Minister.

Comrade Corbyn could not sing the national anthem of the nation he aspires to lead in the context of a sacred service in memory of his own country’s fallen, however he could sing, very heartily, of Socialist fantasies about the coming revolution (apparently oblivious to recent history which strongly suggests the Communist experiment has, in fact, largely come and gone, and did not work out all that well in places like the worker’s paradise that was once East Germany and the like). As one verse of ‘The Red Flag’ implores, and as Corbyn lustily sang – “So raise the scarlet standard high, Beneath its shade we’ll live and die, Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, We’ll keep the red flag flying here.”

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair had called Jeremy Corbyn “unelectable” prior to the leadership ballot. That may turn out to be mild. Unhinged, unlikable, unpleasant, unpatriotic, un-f…ing-beleivable, all spring immediately to mind.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to sing national anthem at memorial service defended as ‘respectful silence’