Messiah’s rarely avoid a sticky end, and in my head the chants ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ became ‘Poor Jeremy Corbyn’. His followers will be the first to pull him apart when the party he fronts changes it’s tune to the discordant music of neo liberal influence. The Labour manifesto was pretty good – a lot of items borrowed from the Greens – but it was a manifesto they knew they wouldn’t have to stick to. The next one will be very different. It’s not a good idea to squander your resistance on a pocket full of mumbles – such are promises.
When a manifesto is written to try and please everyone, it become a weak thing. I would rather the Green manifesto pleased only a few, than be full of lies and jest. I am proud to be part of political party which puts future generations at the top of the list, which seeks radical change to overturn the stranglehold of corporations shearing our farmers of what small profit they can make and draining the less well off to fill the coffers of the already wealthy.
I am proud to be working against pollution and the polluters, to bring energy back to the communities who use it, to champion small businesses and the Citizens Income. Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest…
Thanks Simon and Garfunkle 🙂