Sunday, July 26, 2015

Politicians never ask "What kind of society do we want to live in?"

On the Andrew Marr Show this morning Jeremy Corbyn was interviewed, and said "What kind of society do we want to live in?"

In that one question you can immediately sense that this is no normal politician.

Politicians never ask "What kind of society do we want to live in?"

All you get from most mainstream politicians is the patronising formula "WE ARE POLITICIANS we will decide on your behalf what kind of society you want to live in.  You have elected us as your representatives and so you must not question us or curb us in any way for WE ARE POLITICIANS we know far better than you what is best for you.  Oh and in case you think you can play us one party off against another you had better think again for WE ARE POLITICIANS we all think the same in all the essentials and there is nothing you can do about it." 

That is why Jeremy Corbyn is so refreshing, even for a Conservative like myself.  He has not been got-at by the establishment and processed so that he follows the establishment line.  His rise has been unexpected and assymetrical, without having to pay anyone off.

Andrew Marr tried to set a trap for him, asking "Do you regard yourself as a Marxist?" which Jeremy Corbyn sidestepped.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0649d3j/the-andrew-marr-show-26072015

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