Friday, 27 November 2015

A man of principle.

I admit to feeling very sorry for Jeremy Corbyn.....the poor man only landed his job a short while ago and it's all crumbling beneath him!
If he suddenly decided that it was ok to bomb Syria he would be labelled a hypercrite. Can we expect him to abandon all his cherished principles?
But if he doesn't almost all his entire team will revolt.
He was elected by a huge personal following...and the speed with which its all melted away is amazing!
I am myself feeling very ambiguous on this issue....of course it's wrong to drop bombs on anyone...even if we could isolate the young jihadists to do it.
My friend Ray had a brilliant thought on this subject on her Daydreamer blog. We are told that much of their organisation is done via social media....so why don't we bomb the places that have the means that allow that to happen...it's better to bomb buildings that house the modern equivalent of telegraph poles than those that house people surely . We are told we have the technology to do that. So at least give it a try , if only to let Jeremy Corbyn off the hook!
The glee of several politicians of all colours , the infighting now apparent in the Labour Party is hard to watch for me...at a time when we should be coming together to fight a dangerous enemy! That enemy must be positively gleeful at the apparent disintegration of a once great party.
What ever your personal choice of political parties...you have to feel sorry for the present dilemma of a man of principle. I do.

1 comment:

  1. Mr Corbyn was always a risky choice for those who voted for him, but who can blame them, given the disillusion with politics and the old labour leadership in particular.

    His policies were solidly left wing and he's spent a lifetime in Parliament defending them and voting with his conscience on all matters. His choice of a shadow chancellor demonstrates that commitment.

    He should have had a complete sweep out of the old guard and started afresh, albeit, with the reduction of labour to a large rump in parliament, his choices were perhaps limited.

    Effectively, labour are now the party of permanent opposition until a new generation of credible leaders come along to rebuild and to renew - that will take time and will probably mean a long time in opposition until people get even more sick and tired of Tory brinkmanship than they are already are.

    I wish him well, but realistically know that labour is a spent force for probably the next 15 years. Bring on the Greens :)

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