Thursday, June 30, 2016


This is not a political blog. But this is a time when it's impossible to resist expressing feelings and thoughts about what is going on right outside the door of one's little ivory (imitation ivory) tower. I'm outraged, appalled, gobsmacked.

There's not only the toxic aftermath of Brexit but now the Labour party politicians' cowardly coup against Jeremy Corbyn, turning their backs on him en masse at this crisis time when they should be united in support of him and listening to the thousands of people out there who voted him in and who want him to stay on as leader of the Labour party to regenerate it, give it back its soul.

Those politicians are behaving like stereotype politicians and they want a stereotypical politician to lead them, a clone, maybe a Boris Johnson-type but with New Labourite credentials, someone with floppy-haired charisma...ah, charisma! That magical quality which makes people want to eat out of your hand even if your hand is filled with hot air, or poison. They can't cope with an honest, principled man who doesn't talk the talk but tells it like it is, doesn't make grandiose promises, refuses to betray what he believes in and has been clearly saying and practicing what he believes in every since he entered politics. Shame shame shame on those politicians, they have lost their raison d'être.

In reality Corbyn is standing up to his attackers but in his heart, maybe this is how he feels. 
(With thanks to Vincent Van Gogh)


Catalyst said...

I'd guess Corbyn has about as much of a future as the late (not so) lamented Boris Johnson has.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Bruce, I don't agree on this. Corbyn has great popular support, much to the dismay of those(both Labour and Conservative) who are orchestrating the coup against him. It was grassroots voters who elected him as Labour leader and who are supporting him now - in the last few days there have been big demonstrations urging him to stay.

Hattie said...

Great visual!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Hattie, thanks to Van Gogh (and me).