Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Tories for plunging” Brexit Britain into chaos, and his red-hot New Year message shows much can change in 12 months, and the Labour leader’s 2018 and 2019 messages are alike in various ways.
In both, he promises to stand up for the majority and strengthen the nation against a vested elite, but there’s one huge distinction, last time he didn’t mention Brexit once, and then it was front and centre of his speech, an echo of how much it’s come to govern politics in the United Kingdom.
And even though there was a more detailed, perhaps more substantial variation to his resonance in his 2018 message, Jeremy Corbyn was still drifting on a better than anticipated performance in the general election.
His message was full of purpose, declaring the establishment had been weakened and that a Labour government was closer than ever before, but with Theresa May attempting to cling on almost until 2022, and surviving a no-confidence vote, those phrases were missing from his address.
Instead, the tone is more one of desperation at the standoff that’s gripped the nation over Brexit in the last 12 months, continuing: “We cannot go on like this.”
Well, of course, we can’t go on like this and it’s about time Jeremy Corbyn stopped sitting on the fence and started thinking in the interest of the country, and if Jeremy is deemed to be our saviour, then we don’t have much of a choice…
However, you can see that all of this has taken its toll on Jeremy Corbyn, he’s looking tired and wilted, or is that his gimmick to look like he’s part of the poorer community, and if he does finally get in, the good suits will go on and eventually he’ll have a shave.
And Theresa May’s claws must be broken and bloodied by now as she still clings on for dear life, as she examines her appearance in the mirror, well, there’s no love lost there, she must still despise herself, and dislike the person that she’s become, and the job that she’s doing.
But of course when she first became prime minister it was all fresh and she felt whole, but now she’s little more than a hollowed out eggshell, virtually unrecognisable to even herself.
Brexit has destroyed her from within, she knew it was a lousy mistake, she’s always known it, and everything she touches has now turned to dust around her, she isn’t even making the best of a bad job, she’s doing a bad job badly, but she moves on only because it’s less embarrassing than not carrying on, with stubbornness disguised as a misplaced sense of duty.
And her attitude didn’t change when she wandered into the Commons for prime ministers questions. Theresa May simply glanced at her cabinet, sitting with their heads down on the front bench, trying to dodge catching her eye, not a real friend in sight, simply varying degrees of the enemy.
And there were ministers who had so little respect for her that they even took to having their own private cabinet meetings without her, people who would gladly knife her in a heartbeat if they could only agree on her replacement.
Perhaps we should take four unknowns that have a more fresh viewpoint on things, rather than taking MPs who are so repetitious in their ideas that went out with the ark.
We need new blood, people that live in the 21st century and don’t fall asleep on the benches, and not only that we need to take people from various walks of life, not MPs, but everyday people that live in the real world, and we need to get their opinions, much like a census, every six months to see what’s required and what the government can do about it, not willing to do about it, but what to do about it.
Because at the moment our country is in a poor state and it’s terrifying and tragic that more than two years on we have nothing to show aside from countless indignities to foreign powers that we’ll need in the future, and if we do finally come to some agreement with Brexit, then good luck getting medicine and flights abroad, it’s going to be great, I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
And PMQ is entertainment for the slow of thought, bet they all thought it was a Christmas cracker… At the end of the day it’s just a national humiliation, and whether we carry out Brexit or change our minds, we’ll be a laughing stock across Europe.
The question we should all be asking ourselves is whether the United Kingdom is still governable? We have become a divided country and its irrationalities have triumphed over reason. We now need a capable leader, the best leader possible because at the moment we’re in the hands of a pretentious leader without depth that doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going, and can’t see the wood for the trees.
And Theresa May is at pain to demonstrate how grim things have become, but she’s now made her mark and has turned the United Kingdom into a hellhole, and worse than that she continues to use taxpayers money to work against the taxpayer’s interest.
Austerity is now the thudding drumbeat behind every ministerial failure, and austerity has done more than tear up the public realm, while it’s forced private suffering on millions of families.
The age of austerity has been the era of the food bank, zero-hour contracts, and the privately rented slums. Of course, austerity wasn’t Theresa May’s brainchild, it was Osborne’s, she simply inherited it, but Theresa May clung onto austerity after she made Hammond her new chancellor in July 2016.
The dilemma with capability is that you can only feign it for so long, and then your rep is shot for good. That, in a nutshell, is the Tories, and austerity was a political tactic that David Cameron and Osborne passed off as a long-term economic plan, it was no such thing.
And there have been hundreds of thousands of austerity-related deaths and the UK life expectancy is actually declining for the first time in 50-60 years and Brexit is going to be especially harrowing for millions in the United Kingdom.
Theresa May is currently at the wrong place, the EU won’t move and will adhere to its position and we will end up leaving without a deal, and how much further will the Tory party be willing to concede?
So, where are our world leaders? Theresa May is one but in name only. World leaders should be leading their countries, striving towards improving the economy, working to care for the most vulnerable in society but most of all, working for the many and not just a few.
Jeremy Corbyn followers remind me of the ’70s with the Bay City Rollers and Donny Osmond posters that the youngsters had up on their walls. Jeremy often looks utterly incompetent but has sparked a cult-like loyalty amongst his supporters who are totally oblivious to the fact that he’s probably the worst Labour leader since the war.
But then perhaps he offers an alternative to people who have had enough of the way this country has been heading for the last 30 years and they like having the option. The trouble is there is no opposition in the United Kingdom, and if you watch the Brexit debates all you see is some Labour people pretending to be against Brexit, they’re so transparent.
Brexit is a mess, and it never really had much of a possibility judging the way the process has been relentlessly undermined by influential media groups, and if Brexiters had planned and had a cloudless and practical sense of what leaving would really involve, then it might not have been a nightmare.
And after years of being disgruntled about the EU, you might have thought they would have had some concept of how to progress if they got their wish. I know in the last two years my toes have curled so much and so much has passed you could call them Alladin.
Loads of people have said that a second referendum would be foolish or should be out of the question. To be fair, I can’t see what a difference it would make, the only distinction might be that those who did vote out and now get the machinations of such a vote might now decide to stay in.
Most people rely on the media to give them the news, and that’s why it’s so easy to falsify the news. I’m not saying that everyone is ignorant, but what I am saying is that not everyone is educated enough to appreciate what the MPs are telling them. I’m a Journalist and even I have to look up material from time to time, so what chance have these people got?
So, even though some of these people voted out, did they actually know what voting out meant for them, of course, they didn’t, but over two years down the line, now they know what they voted for and some of them aren’t very happy.
So, hell yeah, I’d go with a second referendum because these people need an informed choice, even if it means getting a translator in to decipher what the hell the government are going on about, and the Tories failed to acknowledge their incompetence a long time ago, and they should be making way for a more competent person, but the people voted them in.
And those that voted them in have now got the leaders they deserve, after all, who else apart from Theresa May would want to be a politician in this current hysterical atmosphere? And leaders from the past, of whatever electorate they were from, people like Churchill, Attlee, Macmillan and Gaitskell didn’t have to battle the everyday missiles launched at them through the press and voters who picked on the latest grouse to yell so blatantly.
It’s all really shocking, and in Spain, the British are so ashamed that no one mentions Brexit in friendly company, and when the Spanish question the British how it’s going, they do it in tones you would reserve for an enquiry about a sick relative.
But once upon a time all that we heard about was Climate Change and now all we hear about is Brexit, so now we’ve renegotiated Climate Change for Brexit, and it’s all pretty funny with this carry-on about who voted “in” and who voted “out”, particularly when once Climate Change was the most important and alarming problem that confronted the planet.
But Brexit will certainly do that until the disaster entrepreneurs get their fangs in and commence fracking, mining and forging their way through every rule in the book, and soon, there won’t be an environment to fret about, but if you truly believe we have more possibility of environmental stability and action on Climate Change outside the EU, well think again.
It now appears that Theresa May’s face looms on every front page of the news which seems to help create an impression of “no alternative” but the UK is screwed with Theresa May who is a trembling mess and would rather hide under the bed, and I can’t see any white knight appearing any time soon, with Jeremy Corbyn being the political equivalent of a chocolate fireguard.
Of course, you can’t navigate upstream, and Jeremy Corbyn isn’t that bad, but I’m sure people want much better, and there are countless people who believe he’s incompetent and less likely to develop a sound political policy than a squirrel.
But he’s done a great job of getting people involved in the party, and he represents a change from the New Labour figures who came before him.
He really appears to care about his beliefs more than power and personal enrichment, and he’s an exceptional campaigner.
And so I’m conflicted over Jeremy Corbyn, and I like that he’s prepared to put forth more socialist policies without atoning for it, and he’s an outstanding backbencher, less so a party leader, and whether you like him or not, it’s not hard to see why people are drawn to him.