Opinion – Fathom – The Corbyn left: the politics of position and the politics of reason – John Gelmini

I see this slightly differently to Dr Alf.

Corbyn has been put there as a lightning rod for the disaffected, the disenfranchised and the under-achievers, while the real business of reforming the bloated public sector can eventually start unimpeded.

Corbyn cannot assume power unless he becomes a Privy Councillor in every sense, something he refuses point blank to do. He is in Stalin’s terminology, a “Useful idiot”.

The “hard left” will through “direct action ” and rabble-rousing cause trouble. The UK Government and the authorities will use this as a pretext for more draconian security measures and intrusive surveillance which perhaps is as much about controlling the “great unwashed masses” as it ever was about dealing with terrorists.

It might be timely to reread George Orwell’s classic, ‘Nineteen Eighty Four‘.

The UK’s ‘Soft-Left‘ should not have allowed the Labour Party to be hijacked!

John Gelmini