So, Jez smashed a ninety minute speech, got a standing ovation at both ends, and managed to have a dig at the Daily Fail. Job done? Well, there was something that didn’t ring quite true, as much as I love the guy, I did detect a hint of spin when he said the centre had moved left, like some political version of the pole moving… it sounded like uncharacteristic hubris. Politics has definitely shifted, but as a result of another shift to the right. The current Tory government are about as right as you can get without wearing jack boots and constructing concentration camps. German right wingers have 98 seats in the Bundestag after this week’s election. Farage, Le Pen, and Wilders are all attempting to break up Europe and take us back to the good old days of war and famine. The centre has had to move to the left to counteract this facist swing. At the heart of this is Brexit, Tory lies and a divided, dithering Labour Party, who, along with the tories, didn’t think for one minute the good old British public would vote to leave.
Also, there was no where near enough gusto in the rendition of the red flag.