On 18 July Jeremy Corbyn refused to read out Labour’s policy on nuclear armament as it did not agree with his own. At that point, he was not acting as a public servant but doing what he wanted. Furious heckling from his own MP’s showed their disillusion at a discussion that had been booked in 2015 and a Shadow Cabinet meeting had agreed to read out Labour’s policy.
I remember years ago that I was beaten in a show of hands, but I had to swallow and accept a democratic vote. Apparently Jeremy Corbyn does not want to be disappointed, but that is not democracy.
For the record:
‘Labour remains committed to a minimum, credible, independent nuclear capability, delivered through a Continuous At-Sea Deterrent. We will actively work to increase momentum on global multilateral disarmament efforts and negotiations, and look at further reductions in global stockpiles and the numbers of weapons.’ (The Spectator 19 July 2016.)
What do you think? Is there democracy in the UK? In Europe?
I can belatedly, see that some people may think the post was racist but it was meant to be anti-racism. We don’t need to have bodies of every colour in advertisements; we should be more relaxed. Of course, if I feel that my colour is under-represented, then I will not buy that product. This is exactly the dilemma for advertisers.
We are all seeking calm from the political turmoil. It is good for our political future that David Cameron still wants to stand as an MP in 2020, (as in The Evening Blend of The Spectator 12/07/20116)
There must be few countries where every political leader dives for cover at once. However, the UK has solid systems in place. If the Scots don’t make us pay for another Referendum, then we’ll be fine. I am perturbed by the exclusion of Nigel Farage from Brexit negotiations. I thought it was better to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Through the political turmoil, everyone is still saying that London is the best financial centre in the world.
As we are now officially out of the EU, here is a question:
Can we offer financial expertise and experience to Italy, its banks and financial services?
What if this would work? Amongst consultancies, we have KPMG and Deloitte where my brother has a whizzy job.
My prospective son-in-law calculates risk.
I know, therefore, that we can help Italy, at a fee of course and consolidate London’s position as the epicentre of world finance.