For Jeremy is a decent man

For many months we have been assured by those who know a Labour leader who has performed more poorly in the opinion polls than any post-war Labour leader at an equivalent stage of their tenure that he is a decent man. We have been assured that a Labour leader who positioned himself in such a way during a referendum to determine the country’s future that voters even now have no idea what he stood for is a decent man. For Jeremy is an honest man. And Jeremy is a principled man. Because, Jeremy is a decent man.

And yesterday, where even allies from his own wing of the Labour party were resigning from his shadow ministerial team that honest man, that principled man, that decent – yes, decent, my word, how decent – man in order to salvage a political career decided to cynically use the tragic killing of one of his colleagues to try to quell frontbench and backbench dissent.

That honest man, that principled man, that decent man quietened the Commons by referring to the killing of Jo Cox. He said, “As political leaders, we have a duty to calm our language and our tone, especially after the shocking events of 10 days ago.”

And as the rowdy atmosphere of a House Commons coming to terms with the tumultuous impact of the vote to leave the European Union hushed that honest man, that principled man, that decent – ever so decent – man said,

“Our country is divided, and the country will thank neither the Government Benches in front of me nor the Opposition Benches behind for indulging in internal factional manoeuvring at this time.”

And what is this but cynical self-serving manipulation of a tragedy by an honest man, a principled man, a decent man?

For that honest man, that principled man, that decent – oh so decent – man will fight, fight, and fight again to save the person and the job he loves.

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I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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4 Responses to For Jeremy is a decent man

  1. This dude is STILL confused.

    Yesterday he was trying to smear Corbyn as a careerist.

    Today he is continuing with that nonsense.

    If Corbyn was a careerist, he would be doing whatever it takes to secure his position as the party leader. This would mean he would be taking a centre-left position,
    However, Corbyn has continued to stand by his principles, despite the fact he is under great danger of being ousted. This is definitely not the behaviour of someone who is driven by self-interest.

    But, hey, keep repeating this nonsense, and maybe even you will start to believe it.

  2. Thatguy says:

    I despise Corbyn, but this was the best you could do? How about marching with Tony Benn at a pro-Serb rally during the Bosnian genocide?

  3. Mike says:

    “And as the rowdy atmosphere of a House Commons coming to terms with the tumultuous impact of the vote to leave the European Union hushed..”. Surely he was just trying to lower the temperature in the House. There’s enough heated dialogue on social media without it carrying on in public life. It doesn’t seem to me that he was using a tragedy for other than this reason. I’m not a Corbyn fan, BTW!

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