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Interesting Times [Sep. 16th, 2015|10:43 am]
Tony Grist
If he'd sung the national anthem he'd have been called a hypocrite. As it is he chose not to and he's accused of "snubbing the Queen". Can't win, can he?

Matthew Parris says he expects the Labour party to split and the Tories to split soon after- with the Blairites in both parties getting together to form a party of their own- because they have more in common with one another than with the purists of left and right. So then we'd have three main parties- a socialist party, a party of reaction (of the kind that might please Peter Hitchens) and a party of the so-called "middle-ground". It would be a more honest arrangement than the one we have at present.

I don't suppose Corbyn will ever be Prime Minister, but I'm hoping he's going to serve as the catalyst for political change.

[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2015-09-16 01:13 pm (UTC)
Indeed. Sadly I don't think he'll ever get through the door of the main house... but hopefully, in trying, he can shake things up and ruffle the feathers of those most in need of it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-09-17 08:56 am (UTC)
He's giving us glimpses of another way of doing politics- like, you know- with a certain degree of integrity.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2015-09-16 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh I think Parris is making it up. It's not above journalists to be making it up. I suspect all the non-Corbyn voters in the Labour party (like me) are just watching to see how he gets on.So far so good I would say.

I once read a headline that assured me that FIVE UK companies in cancer research were planning to merge. It was bollocks, and probably designed to hype all of their share prices. I know because I was working for one of them.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-09-17 08:59 am (UTC)
I dunno. I'm prepared to believe anything's possible at the moment. After all what could be more outrageously unlikely than a socialist backbencher becoming leader of the Labour party?
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-09-16 09:37 pm (UTC)
I am glad he is ruffling feathers and also a republican.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-09-17 09:00 am (UTC)
I'm not sure how long he'll be allowed to carry on, but for the time being he's like a little ray of sunshine.
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