As I scanned the news this morning I found one snippet that summed up perfectly why the current political situation in the UK is beyond parody, especially the hapless and hopeless leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn.
Apparently, later today Corbyn and his sidekick, the shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell are to lead a demonstration in Parliament Square to ask that Teresa May guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
Wait a minute, aren’t those the same rights that Corbyn issued a three-line whip on his MPs to block? Not once, but twice? Both in the Commons and the Lords? Where were the amendments he could have proposed to guarantee these rights? They never existed.
So we now have a beyond parody situation of serial rebel Corbyn protesting against himself.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the fact Jeremy blithely ignores these contradictions and how they appear to ordinary voters. Some ‘man of principles’. This is more Groucho than Karl Marx and that famous quote, “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others”
Whilst the country is in desperate need of a credible opposition to what is increasingly looking like a Tory party heading for ‘hard Brexit’ we’re left with this…
Just when you think things could get any more surreal, news comes in that Corbyn didn’t turn up to his own protest. Mind you. he wasn’t the only one. It seems that only 100 did…