UK: Mainstreaming Racism

Whatever political angle you come from, the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader is a seismic change in British politics. Political wonks in the UK have become fond of comparing him with Michael Foot, who led Labour to a disastrous election defeat in 1983, and whose party manifesto for that election was famously described as the “longest suicide note in history.” The election of Corbyn is principally of interest at home and abroad not because of his far-left wing views on economics, nationalization and the rest, but for the fact that it mainstreams current bigotry and racism.

  • Martin B

    If rabid hatred of Jews and blind adoration of Mohammedans weren’t already mainstream on the British Left, Jeremy wouldn’t have been chosen to lead Labour by 59.5% of its members.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There is one good turn in this. If he ever gains power he will scrap Trident and that means the British Caliphate won’t get a nuclear ballistic submarine.

    • David

      Always seeing the bright side Hard.

    • Minicapt

      Except that the Unions have had a quick discussion on nukes and told him if he does, he’s the ex-leader.


      • Hard Little Machine

        Me may be crazy enough to try. Look, the UK has at least once before tried to scrap its nukes. They may get it this time.