Thursday, 8 June 2017

Jeremy Corbyn could theoretically be British Prime Minister


It's unlikely (I expect a comfortable Conservative majority) but the polls are all over the place and this time tomorrow Jeremy Corbyn could be British Prime Minister. 

Think about that carefully, if you have a vote today. 

Less than a year ago Labour MPs passed a vote of no confidence in him by a majority of 172-40. 

When he stands up at Prime minister's Questions the Conservative benches erupt in cheers and Labour MPs sit in silence.

What Claire Berlinski said of Marine Le Pen and France applies more aptly to Jeremy

Corbyn and England.

'By making it to the second round, the Front confronts French voters with a choice not between two candidates with different, but respectable and defensible, views of France’s future, but with a choice between sanity and the abyss. Like passengers on a long-haul flight, colicky infants on either side, they find themselves trapped with a flight attendant cheerfully offering them the chicken or the plate of raw monkey eyeballs dipped in Ebola. No one can properly debate the future of France, because everyone’s too busy shrieking, “Monkey eyeballs? Ebola? No monkey eyeballs!”'

Sir Richard Dearlove, former Head of MI6 (M in James Bond), writes in today's Daily telegraph:
So let me be clear, the leader of the Labour Party is an old-fashioned international socialist who has forged links with those quite ready to use terror when they haven’t got their way: the IRA, Hizbollah, Hamas. As a result he is completely unfit to govern and Britain would be less safe with him in No 10. 

I can give an indication of just how serious this is: if Jeremy Corbyn was applying to join any of this country’s security services – MI5, GCHQ or the service I used to run, MI6 – he would not be cleared to do so. He would be rejected by the vetting process. Far from being able to get into MI5, in the past MI5 would actively have investigated him. And yet this is the man who seeks the very highest office, who hopes in just 24 hours time to run our security services.

Sir Richard says 'Let's be clear' but then is not absolutely clear. He minces his words by saying 'international socialist'. But we know what he means. MI6 knew that Jack Jones and Hugh Scanlon, the two powerful trde union bosses who dominated England until Margaret Thatcher came to power, were Communists but could not say so. Corbyn is as bad as them, though a Trotskyite not a Brezhnevite.

Because the Cold War is over Corbyn's Communist views pass almost unremarked.

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