“Corbyn will be destroyed, along with all the good he has done in reconnecting with people and with better policies.”
There was no youth quake and, despite hugging a Grenfell Tower victim, Jeremy Corbyn has said that Labour in Government under his leadership will not be able to afford to end two major Conservative austerity policies, the benefits freeze and the benefit cap, that hit the poorest hardest.
Corbyn has also said he will make that other pet project of IDS, Universal Credit work. Whether they are both vain, arrogant men or just dim there is no way Universal Credit may now be made to work.
The experts advised the last Labour Government that a Universal Credit was a project too fraught with risk to be worth pursuing. Sounds a bit like the Brexit beloved of IDS and the Lexit beloved of Corbyn.
But who needs experts? Corbyn seems to be as dismissive of them as Gove.
Jeremy Corbyn’s principled Labour has rejected parts of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-semitism. A definition which is now widely accepted as the most useful definition and has been adopted by the government, the Crown Prosecution Service, many local councils and many other countries.
But instead of adopting the definition as agreed by all these bodies, Labour has excised the parts which relate to Israel and how criticism of Israel can be anti-semitic.
I keep hearing about how people like everything about Jeremy Corbyn, but not his stance on Brexit/Lexit. What some Corbyn supporters seem to fail to grasp is that their idol regularly fails to live up to his rhetoric.
Labour’s recent General Election Manifesto would have kept £7 billion of the £9 billion of Tory Social Security cuts for which Jacob Rees-Mogg cheerfully voted and over which IDS resigned.
Had Kinnock or Smith or Blair or Brown or Miliband gone into a General Election not committed to ending the benefits freeze and scrapping the benefits cap then Corbyn and many of his supporters would have been all over them like a rash.
And rightly so …
The only pledge Jeremy Corbyn definitely plans to honour is finding £10 billion plus to fund universal ‘free’ university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth.
A pledge he will honour on Labour’s first day in office.
The basic weekly rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance, for someone aged 25 and over, has been frozen at £73.10 since April 2015. It will stay frozen, indefinitely, under a Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn.
A kinder, a gentler politics?
Not when people losing their jobs, courtesy of the Lexit for which Jeremy Corbyn campaigned for forty years, will be paid a benefit whose value has fallen since April 2015 and when mostly middle and upper class youth receive the equivalent of £70,000 per head, courtesy of universal ‘free’ university tuition.
Capitalism for the poor.
Socialism for the rich.
Under the most Socialist Labour leader, ever …