Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Two Years On

On this second anniversary of Jeremy Corbyn's election as Leader of the Labour Party, consider that no one now considers either neoliberal economic policy or neoconservative foreign policy to be the only game in town, that Labour Party membership has trebled, that a party that was insolvent is now in excellent financial shape, and that a major trade union has reaffiliated to it.

Consider that Labour has experienced its largest positive swing at a General Election since 1945, that the Conservatives have lost their overall majority, that neither David Cameron nor George Osborne is even so much as in Parliament anymore, that Labour is now permanently ahead in the opinion polls, and that we have a Prime Minister who (when she does anything at all) spends her time coming up with watered down versions of Corbyn's policies.

Meanwhile, during the same period, the Right has been unable even to get onto the ballot to lead the Conservative Party, and UKIP has lost its only seat in the House of Commons.

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