Friday 20 October 2017

Labour should be a lot easier than this

Corbyn has spent too much time with groups purporting to represent the 'ordinary people'

Corbyn has spent too much time with groups purporting to represent the ‘ordinary people’
Corbyn has spent too much time with groups purporting to represent the ‘ordinary people’
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

In an after-dinner speech that was described as "emotional" and "impromptu", Ruairi Quinn told his colleagues at the Labour Party think-in that because socialists don't believe in capitalism, "we know how to fucking manage it".

It doesn't make much sense, but it has a certain emotional impact.

It went down well in the hall, but there was sadness in it too, when you figured that the last time Ruairi Quinn spoke in such an "impromptu" fashion was probably during his student days.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss