"I'm not into the politics of envy. The more people can earn then good luck to them and it's worth remembering that most wealthy people do work very hard and many have dragged themselves up from nothing through that hard work or years of training.
I do share Corbyn's views on many occasions but I feel that i could grab a upturned crate on Hyde Park corner and declare....
We must help the poor.
We must give more to the dissadvantged.
We must fight for the disabled.
We must crucify the big earners.
We must nationalise everything.
We must give more power to the unions.
We must support every striker.
We must provide sunsidised housing for everyone.
etc ect etc .....
and we all know that by now I would have a large crowd gathering shouting yes yes hooray three cheers etc etc and I have obviously proven beyond any doubt that I am a very left wing, socialist capable of running the Labour party standing on my head.
Therein lies the problem with Labour. this is more or less what they have been shouting for the past 50 years but they have not done a single thing to make any of it happen.
Of course this is not just the fault of the Labour party. No-one of any party could make it happen. It's a nice dream but an impossible one.
If I stood on the same soapbox shouting ....
Let's give more money to companies so they can expand and hire more labour.
Let's cut corporatioin tax as it will benefit everyone.
Etc tc Etc ..
These would then be scoffed at as helping the rich reghardless of whether that is true or not.
The point is words are cheap as chips and no amount of declaring your good intentions with rhetoric and soundbites will make you a goos socialist. Only your actions can do that and sadly coming up with unworkable plans does nothing and proves nothing.
Corbyn is making Labour unelectable and even most Labour supporters laugh at him and want to see him go. Labour do need someone on the left but someone with a bit more savvy and someone who can come up with workable ideas that we can support. We need a Labour party more now than for a very long time and corbyn is destroying it.