Monday 21 May 2018

Sexpot Trot gets Left all hot and bothered

Jeremy Corbyn may be irresponsible, but he's in tune with the mood of the times, says Ruth Dudley Edwards

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards

I had a conversation on Friday morning with my brother. We both want the world to be nicer and kinder, but he's an idealist and I'm a pragmatist.

Because we love each other and wish to stay friends, we avoid talking about politics, which we both care about intensely. To give you the picture, after the British general election he broke the silence in an email pointing out that what with him having voted for the Scots Nats and me for the Tories, we had both won.

On Friday however, he said in passing that Jeremy Corbyn was finding the soul Labour had lost since Michael Foot - the last leader he admired. Although Gordon Brown had been a student of his of whom he was very fond, he had lost faith in him when he backed the Iraq war.

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