You’d think they would give the poor sod the weekend to celebrate before branding him a threat to national security. So in case you missed it, the Labour Party, in a true blow to democracy have elected their most popular leadership candidate Mr Jeremy Corbyn to the position of party leader and leader of Her Majesties Loyal Opposition in the House of Commons. So naturally those that didn’t vote for Mr Corbyn or had no say in who was elected as leader of the Labour Party have now lost their collective shit, The more tame heralding the action as everything from a massive mistake and as a time machine back to the 1980’s whilst others seem to have branded Mr corbyn’s ascension to leadership as the biggest threat to national security since Al Qaeda recruited someone with a valid pilots license.
Conservative Member of Parliament for Eddisbury Antionette Sandbach has said via twitter “Our [Britain’s] economic and defence security [are] at risk with election of maverick Corbyn as Labour Leader.”
So just how is Britain’s economic and defence security being put at risk by Mr Corbyn? Easy. It isn’t. The leader of the opposition’s only real influence on government policy is that the government will undoubtedly do the opposite of whatever is in Mr Corbyn’s leadership manifesto.
So what is so terrible about Jeremy Corbyn I hear you ask, now aside from being a teetotaller, Mr Corbyn seems more inclined towards social justice than profiteering, offering visions of defence cuts to pay for the NHS. Mr Corbyn also seems to be of the mindset that essential services are there to be of service rather than be profitable, as well as this Jeremy has shown a Major interest in the rights of women and the young and is a firm believer in the trade union movement. Shock Horror, a socialist with actual socialist values at the head of a political party with its roots in the socialist workers movement.
Tell you what though Jez, The Man Down The Local raises a glass to you and says good luck to you mate, you’ll need it.