Monday, 3 October 2016

Setting The Agenda

The present Government and its programme are simply not at all the ones that won last year's General Election.

But never mind. This way, we got Jeremy Corbyn.

And that way, we are getting abandonment of the Budget surplus target and of the Work Capability Assessment, but adoption of workers' representation on company boards, of restraints on pay disparities, of an investment-based Industrial Strategy and infrastructure programme, of greatly increased housebuilding (if they deliver it, but even so), of a crackdown on tax avoidance, and of an inquiry into Orgreave.

Watch out for a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Thanks, directly and publicly, to Jeremy Corbyn.

Let them try their absurd attempt in yesterday's Sunday Times, tellingly picked up by absolutely nobody today, to present John McDonnell as the only legislator in these Islands to be a supporter of dissident Irish Republican terrorism.

Let them scream their abuse at him, at Corbyn, and with increasing viciousness at Diane Abbott, in that last case egged on by MPs from whom the Labour Whip ought to be withdrawn.

We can all see who is setting the agenda.

1 comment:

  1. I've said it before and I'll say it again, they are very lucky to have you on their side.