Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Daily Telegraph: Jeremy Corbyn spoke to the masses, but I just saw a false prophet

Daily Telegraph: Jeremy Corbyn spoke to the masses, but I just saw a false prophet

Article by Dan Hodges


'It’s not just the vacuity of the vision. “Let’s build more homes, let’s train more nurses, lets give everyone a really good wage. Hoorah!!!”. No, let’s not. Let’s make everyone live in a tent, and employ lots of witch-doctors and introduce a system of barter.

Or the ritualistic name checking. The Tolpuddle Martyrs. The Chartists. The Suffragettes. The Miners. He’d stood with the miners in this very hall in 1984, apparently.

What genuinely amazed me was the staggeringly simplistic – at times almost childish – level of Corbyn’s analysis. So his policy of unilateralism was presented like this. “Does a nuclear explosion anywhere in the world bring about peace? I met the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands who as a child witnessed a nuclear test. He saw his islands and his country used as a bombing range for testing nuclear weapons, and they’re still paying the price. They’re paying the price with destruction. They’re paying the price with cancers”.
Nuclear weapons give you cancer. The geopolitical complexities of nuclear proliferation boiled down to a Daily Express headline.'

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