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The Leader of the Opposition is the easiest job in the UK, it's also one of the best paid ones. You don't actually need to do anything or believe in anything. All you have to do is spout whatever rubbish comes to mind, but keep it just sensible enough to keep your job and the party happy to keep the job, but enough to stop the electorate from voting for you.
So we get the perfect candidate. Jeremy Corbyn, he talks about a return to a golden age of Socialism, one that never existed, the one we had he doesn't want, the one we'd like as they enjoyed in Scandinavia we can't afford, and the one they had in Russia we don't want. Bt there is the appeal of it, so it appeals to the core of the Party, they'll argue about the degree among themselves and fracture and splinter so enough of the public won't vote for them.
Take now, Brexit. Good or Bad we voted for it. the job of politicians was one thing, deliver the will of the people. That is supposedly the purpose of Government, so they should have swallowed their battered and bruised egos and worked together to deliver a Brexit we and Europe could live with. What did we get? Npthing, sitting on hid backside sniping from the sidelines, like a Football Manager game player screaming in the ear of the guy at Chelsea how if he spends £53 million on some kid from Peru like he did in the game last night, they'll wn the Champions League beating Grimsby Town in the final after penalties.
If Mrs May says Red, he'll say Blue, she says Steak he'll say Vegetarian Goulash, just whatever keeps him sat that side of the House of Commons. Whenever there's a risk they might have to do some work wheel out Diane Abbott on Radio 4 in the morning, then if that doesn't sink the SS Electable a rant from him on why a Stalinist resurgence would be good for foreign trade, we could up our trade balance with the USSR, which no longer exists as we all know, but it would do just enough to stop them doing any work.
He's unelectable, which means we're stuck with what we've got, Establishment riddled class warfare, where the excesses of the rich are paid for by denying the poor the right to a decent existence, making everyone terrified of losing their job, stripping us of our rights to complain, and God forbid you fall into the Kafkaesque orbit of the DWP, then you learn the meaning of suffering.
What we need is a new kind of politics, one removed from serving the rich, but not serving any Communist dogma, The spirit of the French Revolution, the spirit of the American Revolution, and others before the Establishment reasserts itself and we return to the status quo, and not their good period, the weird early shit or the churning it out for the hell of it and the pension fund stuff.