Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn new leader of the UK Labour Party. (Update: Guardian coverage – Corbyn took nearly 60% of the vote “a stunning first-round victory that was bigger than the mandate for Tony Blair in 1994”).
Everything about him appeals to me. He really is the real deal. The practice of politics needs to get away from careerists working out how to triangulate the centre to people talking about the real issues and proposing how we may address the world’s problems.
No doubt a more nuanced discussion will occur tomorrow but for now lefties throughout the world will be celebrating.
Meanwhile some UK Labour MPs need to learn how to switch their phones and their twitter accounts off …
And congratulations to the new deputy leader Tom Watson who accurately states that Labour needs to form the last line of defence between the poor and the tories …
If Corbyn wins, can we please have hours and hours of analysis from people who never vote Labour as to why it's a mistake?
— Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) September 12, 2015
Watch the speed with which droves of careerist MPs, previously on record denouncing Corbyn, now glide smoothly into publicly supporting him.
— Mr Eugenides (@Mr_Eugenides) September 12, 2015
#Corbyn At least people are once again getting passionate about politics – it has been a while……
— Neil Cavell (@NCAVELL) September 12, 2015