Sunday 21 October 2018

Politics isn't going back into its old box now

Jeremy Corbyn didn't win but the Tories certainly lost, and the media is still claiming it has the answers, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

It's hard to know who has looked more ridiculous since the results of the UK general election started coming in. There's great fun to be had watching shocked Tories circling one another, deciding which back to stab first.

The media, though - those lads, man, you have to admire the straight faces of the media experts.

For the best part of two years they ridiculed Jeremy Corbyn. They stated with grave certainty things that turned out to be untrue. And they didn't pause for a second before they began explaining what has to happen next.

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