more than you can say for Theresa May: pro-Europe one day, leading the anti-Europe charge the next. What would the press have made of a similar volte-face by the famously principled Corbyn?
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The commentariat of the chattering classes likes dissing the 'redtop' media, not least with words that may well need a dictionary to understand - but it is true that the tabloids reduce the world to simplistic black and white, good and evil: 'Manicheanism'. However, those who decide on editorial direction for the likes of the Sun and the Daily Mail are far from 'thick'. Their agenda is to avert at all costs a victory for a socialist Labour Party, led by a man of integrity, at the next General Election. They fear a redistribution of wealth in the interests of the many. As do many in the commentariat. That's what it boils down to.
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|Shades of 'Dad's Army'|
Bernard Porter has his own agenda but his academic objectivity is impressive. He does understand that JC's Labour Party intends to change the face of our economy and society for the better - to create a more humane and civilised country. That is the absolute priority.
'Last, but by no means least, this just might undo some of the domestic harm done by this wretched contest, smoothing out the political divisions between Brexiters and Remainers, and enabling the British to live at least moderately happily together again. Johnson and Rees-Mogg, and the rest of the public school crowd, would be pushed back to the margins where they belong. On this view, Corbyn’s way could even be seen as ‘patriotic’.'
On a subject that attracts so many words and so much feeling, I hope you have found these thoughts of Bernard Porter and my comments helpful.