|How different at dusk?|
It feels like it's been particularly bad week or so for the two major political parties in the UK with disingenuity, dishonesty and disrespect far beyond what honourable people should associate themselves with - strangely the Liberal Democrats with their naivety seem strangely appealing.
First the infighting within the party set up to champion the working classes.
and the Old Mare
Ken Livingstone once mayor of London has not only insulted those battling with mental health issues but also given the impression that terrorists killing civilians in London are somehow demonstrating legitimate dissent - how he can be considered capable of offering intelligent insights into the UK's defence policy is beyond satire.
The idea that because Jeremy Corbyn was not in the room when the NEC made it's decision is (of course) an insulting attempt at manoeuvring him away from in-fighting but of course as leader such decisions are ultimately for him to justify and rule on - can he seriously do this?
Perhaps Jeremy can create a way forward in the ISIS debate that keeps Labour united and wins the sometimes 'floating' voter (who tends to select the ruling party in the UK's system) but at present if he remains true to his convictions more disaster lies ahead and with people like Ken playing a part in Jeremy's idea of 21st century politics I see little cause for optimism.
Playing at Politics
The Tories too have shown the horrendous underbelly of blind ambition where characters lacking in the fundamental humanity have hidden away and been unwilling to bear witness to their own mistakes and those around them - I sympathise with the parents Elliott Johnson and shudder at the unseemly denials by some within the Conservative party.
Red 337More reds..
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