Saturday, 13 August 2016

A Different World

North West Durham Constituency Labour Party, which did not make a supporting nomination last year, has just nominated Jeremy Corbyn.

Truly, we are living in a different world. The days of Hilary Armstrong and Neil Fleming are long, long gone.

Death threats? In my time, I have had an actual attempt on my life, for and on behalf of someone who was then on the staff of the Government Chief Whip, and who is now on the senior staff of the Labour Party.

Although for how much longer, is altogether a different question.

Of course, nothing was done at the time. That was the Labour Party of corruption, violence, and hereditary privilege.

In a word, the party of Owen Smith.

But it is not that party anymore.