Here I am. Finally. This blog post was meant to be written in May, about the election. But as work piled up I couldn’t find the time. But never mind. I’m here now. I am very interested in politics. I realise this a new topic to write about on this blog but I thought I’d give it a shot. If you’ve even glanced at the news in the past couple of months, you would have probably realised that a new Labour leader has been elected. The last Labour leader (Ed Miliband) lost by a landslide after being humiliated on multiple occasions. The Labour leader before that (Gordon Brown) wasn’t even elected and was hated (generally) by the British public. The Labour leader before that (Tony Blair) threw us into the Iraqi war and many people want him to be charged for war crimes, one being the notorious Chilcot Inquiry which has been said to release next summer. But now there is a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Honestly, he’s a bit like Marmite, you either love him or you hate him. If you haven’t made your mind up yet, I’ll try and help.
He was originally the political outsider in the Labour leadership contest. A lot of people voted him in as a bit of a joke. But then, to everybody’s surprise, he started to become the favourite, beating his fellow rivals Andy Burhnam, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. When he got elected the press went mad (as they do for anything they can make fun of.). Normally they had to scroll through hours of political speeches before they could find something shocking, but this guy was practically giving it away! From not singing the national anthem, to Trident (Corbyn wants to scrap the four nuclear submarines we currently own), to the indecision over the EU, and snubbing the queen, the press have been loving this guy! He also wants to take us out of NATO and become pro-Russian and anti-American (as hinted by his impartiality to Russia, which sends the capitalist West to run amock with fear). I myself am an American citizen and I definitely don’t approve of Putin. When it comes to the 2020 election it may be a choice between a socialist lunatic (Corbyn) or a soulless, heartless monster (Osborne) and that is not a decision I want to make.
That is Jeremy Corbyn in a nutshell, I’ll see you soon for the next political mishap.
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- Also, as an aside note, if you’re interested in capitalism and communism you should watch this movie by Michael Moore if you haven’t already-Capitalism-A Love Story